Any suggestions on where to find the best deal on a Pre-Built PC ?
Looking around for a desktop the best deal i found is a refurbished Gateway from Walmart.
Here is a PC that caught my eye and seems like a good deal.
Refurbished Gateway at Walmart
DX4860-UB32P | Model
It is Sandy Bridge Tech, biggest downside i see is the 5400 RPM HD, but maybe that's normal for a budget PC.
Intel i3-2120 CPU, 1TB HD, 6GB RAM, ... < $350 USD
I'm trying to help someone with buying a new PC.
They currently have an old PC with a single core Intel Celeron CPU and Win XP SP3.
Main use is business apps (MS Office, Corel WP), email, surfing, and "simple on-line" games.
Budget is $400 USD or less for the "PC Box" only.
I help this person remotely using Teamviewer.
I don't have enough recent personal experience with Pre-builts to prefer or discourage any brand over another.
I have no experience with refurbished.
I don't see detailed enough specs on the Best Buy site to know what is really in a PC.
For an online purchase (Newegg...), there might be return shipping costs, restocking fees, and "hassle" if it is defective.
Walmart does have a good return policy at no cost as far as i know.
In this case i feel a local purchase is better than buying online.
Locality is Western NY - Buffalo area.
Thanks for any and all suggestions!