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Windows 7: Which PC is the better deal?

24 Jun 2012   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I have had nothing but positive experiences with ASUS hardware.

I can not say the same for HP.

I buy based upon the company, their performance, support and documentation.

My nod goes to ASUS.

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24 Jun 2012   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Failed to mention, I'm not a fan of Best Buy, although they quite often have good prices.
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25 Jun 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Also a vote for ASUS, the Athlon is a more solid better performing CPU and it's board can be upgraded to 16GB of RAM. I think 8GB would be perfect since it will share RAM with graphics.

ASUS support is hit and miss, but their hardware in my experience is generally very good. I think Best Buy will do an even exchange for 30 days and an extended warranty may be a good idea but read the fine print.
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25 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

The Athlon processor may be 3 times more powerful than the othe one.
I don't know the actual processor, but it may be the Athlon 240 Regor 2.8ghz processor.
Passmark rates it at 1595, And the other one comes in at 595.
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25 Jun 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP


Thanks, everyone, for the great feedback. Waiting to hear from my sis and bro-in-law who I linked to the thread.
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