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Paul B

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Been offered the following desktop PC for £150:

Intel Celeron, 2.80 GHz, 512 RAM, 74GB hard drive, dvd multi recorder, fire wire, 6 usb slots, 19" flat screen, Windows XP.

Any experts here who'd like to advise if that sounds like a good deal please?

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Not especially tbh - intel celerons are pretty old and slow now, and 512mb of ram is quite low, about £150 is prob what you'd expect to pay for that sort of spec.

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Of course depends what you want it for - surfing and what have you will be fine on it, so if it's in good nick it's a reasonable enough deal I reckon.

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Was thinking about getting an automatic weather station set up on it, but I think it may be asking too much of it!

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I'm not sure, weather stations don't do much crazy stuff and I've heard of quite a few people running them on older pc's so you may well be ok with it.

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for £150 you could probably get alot better weve got desktops at work that run at 512mb and they struggle to load the internet at times, let alone do any work!

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You can buy a new laptop for around £300? And they have the Vistamonster pre-installed! :unsure:

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Thanks for your thoughts guys, will give it a miss I think and save up for a new laptop!

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that would be for the best paul, especially as it sounds the person offering is ripping you off for what sounds like a 5/6 yr old machine

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Only thing I'd say about a laptop is that if you're planning to run a weather station on it 24/7, you could potentially run into problems. They're not really designed to be on all the time as they aren't as good at staying cool as desktops.

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Apparantly the machine on offer Rob is just over a year old, I was a bit surprised it doesn't have Vista...

OK, cheers Paul...I'll save up for a new desktop then! :unsure:

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Apparantly the machine on offer Rob is just over a year old, I was a bit surprised it doesn't have Vista...

OK, cheers Paul...I'll save up for a new desktop then! laugh.gif

really? that sound pretty rubbish for such a young age!

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well the spec is low but for £150 with a 19" flat screen its not a bad buy. with a few extra pounds you could upgrade the RAM and have a good standby PC. perhaps try and knock the price down by the price of new RAM and you may well get a good deal there Paul :lol:

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You can get a desktop PC with 4gig RAM 460 Gig HD 512MB graphics card for just over £400 on Ebuyer...minus the monitor.

So I'd say that's a bit of a poor deal really.

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Apparantly the machine on offer Rob is just over a year old, I was a bit surprised it doesn't have Vista...

OK, cheers Paul...I'll save up for a new desktop then! :)

With those specs I would be surprised if it was a year old. I would say its around 5-6yrs old.

I tell you what Paul my old PC is similiar specs and I would sell it for £75!

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