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Windows 7: Buying a new PC

09 Oct 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For my Nexus 7 I use this Motorola bluetooth keyboard with trackpad. That works very well. Even my wife who types very fast has no trouble dealing with it. But as the others have said, it is another piece of gear to lug around.

I see the main advantage of a tablet in the many useful apps that are available. E.g. the navigation apps and VOIP apps (free calls) are very good and very useful. For little money I even bought a very good office app from Kingsoft. But I hardly ever use it. The screen is just too small.

The other use of the tablet is to carry picture and video files around. Music files are also possible, but for a reasonable listening quality you need good earphones. I have a Sony set - another piece of gear to lug.

At the end of the day, it is probably more practical to carry a small (e.g. 13") laptop around. Unfortunately those are a lot more expensive than my 32GB Nexus 7 for which I paid $230.
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09 Oct 2013   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If you are going for tablets might as well get the New version of the Note Specs - Wi-Fi Tabs GT-N5110 | Samsung Galaxy Tab
This one is pretty sick I would live to get my hands on this buddy Specs - Wi-Fi Tabs SM-P600 | Samsung Galaxy Tab

If I didn't get the Galaxy Tab 7.0 I would of gotten The Note instead and honestly the guys are right if you plan to do more at best need to have a real pc

You can make these throw commands at the computer but to do super task it's limited
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10 Oct 2013   #13
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I messed up on the link

THIS is what I'm buying:
Amazon.com: Gateway DX4860-UR28 Desktop (Black): Computers & Accessories
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10 Oct 2013   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok got your Message it's a Gateway what is your main purpose just web browsing ?

Or a little bit of streaming as well ?

for what it comes with it's not bad for the price the processor is still pretty good even though it's not one of the Big boys and it's a Quadcore that is always a plus 8gb of ram and a 1tb storage looks like a nice deal for 500.00

You are ok with Windows 8 ? if not you might want to keep looking for a win 7 build
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10 Oct 2013   #15
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Mostly iTunes, Chrome, MAYBE Minecraft and MAYBE Warcraft. I don't plan on trying to Max Skyrim or Crysis (is Crysis still the benchmark of PC gaming?). Maybe in the future. I'd like to have a future proof PC at least. As for Windows 8, it's on my main PC now and once I bought Start8 and put it back to look like W7, I have no problems with it.
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10 Oct 2013   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Mostly iTunes, Chrome, MAYBE Minecraft and MAYBE Warcraft. I don't plan on trying to Max Skyrim or Crysis (is Crysis still the benchmark of PC gaming?). Maybe in the future. I'd like to have a future proof PC at least. As for Windows 8, it's on my main PC now and once I bought Start8 and put it back to look like W7, I have no problems with it.
You might want to look into one with a separate Gpu Graphics card in short

HD graphics work but if you plan on playing games you at least need one with a decent graphics card and power supply to run the graphics card even if you don't plan on playing max settings HD graphics will still struggle unfortunately


The lowest Alienware selection from dell will be round 650.00 Alienware X51 Gaming Desktop | Dell

Honestly you could probably build one yourself that would be just as good


Forgot to mention you can obtain a higher model for less if you switch to Ubuntu OS just saying and if you want a little better you can always put win 7 on later or 8
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10 Oct 2013   #17
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't have the time or patience for that lol. I did look at eCollegePC to build one, but have no idea what I was looking at
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10 Oct 2013   #18
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I don't have the time or patience for that lol. I did look at eCollegePC to build one, but have no idea what I was looking at

Lets start with your Budget and we can go from there

you are in the US so Newegg.com would be a great place to get parts from would you like to do it yourself ? because it's actually easy and will save you more
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10 Oct 2013   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For the money it's an OK box for office applications. I would not attempt any gaming because the on-board 2500 graphics chip is not that fast. An i5 or i7 CPU with a 4000 chip would be better. But for real serious gaming you would need a dedicated graphics card (which can always be added).

You should also know that this is the older Ivy Bridge technology - maybe that's why the price is reduced. A more modern Haswell CPU would be my preference.

Last year I bought a Dell XPS 8300 (now 8700) with an i7 and am very happy with that. The Dell 8700s are a bit more expensive but worth checking. In all cases you should plan to add a SSD of 120GB (or more) for the OS which adds appr. $100.
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10 Oct 2013   #20
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I picked up a SSD for the OS since I heard it drastically decreases loading time and increases speed. Budget is 700 I'd love to bypass building my own if possible. I came up with this on eCollegePC just picking things with no idea if they can co-exist or not without issues.

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4GB (4GBx1) PC3 10666 DDR3 1333Mhz Memory

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24X LG SATA Dual Layer DVD

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