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Windows 7: The Processor Dual

20 Dec 2014   #41
whs
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The Gateway and the HP Elite from TigerDirect look OK


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20 Dec 2014   #42
leehop71

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Most of those are in small or narrow boxes that are a dog if you want to work in them. The Lenovo with an A4 has a normal box, but I would stay away from an A4.
I will need to swap the HDD for my SSD. Never been inside a small one, not sure if the drive swap would be a problem?
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20 Dec 2014   #43
leehop71

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The Gateway and the HP Elite from TigerDirect look OK
You like those over all the others whs?
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20 Dec 2014   #44
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leehop71 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The Gateway and the HP Elite from TigerDirect look OK
You like those over all the others whs?
Yes, and Gateway makes decent products. I own two from them - one from 2007. And at least they have a normal size box.
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20 Dec 2014   #45
ignatzatsonic

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AMD A4-6300B APU @ 3.70 GHz scores 1987 on Passmark CPU benchmark.

Intel Core i3-4150 @ 3.50GHz scores 4984

Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz scores 4800

Higher is better.

The benchmark isn't the end all and be all, but it's a rough guideline to horsepower.

You don't need much horsepower for your job.

If those 5 machines are in the same ballpark for price and in your budget, I'd go with the highest benchmark, all other things being equal.

You also should consider shipping prices and sales tax.

Newegg rarely charges sales tax. Amazon does in many states.

Shipping can vary.

What do you think?
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20 Dec 2014   #46
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leehop71 View Post

I amended the post ig, and added some from Tigerdirect
I've apparently gone blind.

I don't see the Tiger Direct links.

In what post number?

All I see is Amazon and Newegg.

edit: I see them and will reply
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20 Dec 2014   #47
leehop71

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
AMD A4-6300B APU @ 3.70 GHz scores 1987 on Passmark CPU benchmark.

Intel Core i3-4150 @ 3.50GHz scores 4984

Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz scores 4800

Higher is better.

The benchmark isn't the end all and be all, but it's a rough guideline to horsepower.

You don't need much horsepower for your job.

If those 5 machines are in the same ballpark for price and in your budget, I'd go with the highest benchmark, all other things being equal.

You also should consider shipping prices and sales tax.

Newegg rarely charges sales tax. Amazon does in many states.

Shipping can vary.

What do you think?

That's why I stayed at the 400 dollar mark to compensate for taxes and shipping.

The way I understand how taxes work, if the store selling the item has a store in your state then taxes will apply.

Also, wife has a preferred account at Dell and just set up one with Tiger Direct.
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20 Dec 2014   #48
ignatzatsonic

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see comments in bold.

Thin your list out to 2 or 3 and repost them only.

I'd pick a new Intel. Any of them is strong enough easily for your purposes.

Beyond that, it's a matter of:

Price

Return privileges if you have a problem out of the box within 30 days.

Tax and shipping

Choice of operating system if that matters to you.

Build quality and idiosyncrasies. I haven't been inside a Dell or Gateway in many years and know nothing about Lenovo stuff.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leehop71 View Post

Standby, there are a few on Tigerdirect.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 Desktop PC - AMD Dual-Core A4-6300B 3.70GHz, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7/8 Pro 64-bit- 10BU0002US at TigerDirect.com

I'd reject for same reason I rejected another with this same processor unless it is way cheaper. I seriously doubt you need Win Professional. It's 350 plus tax and shipping; I don't know the details of Tiger Direct's customer service arm.


Gateway SX2885-UR10 Desktop PC - Intel Core i5-4440 3.10GHz, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 8.1 64-bit - DT.GESAA.001 at TigerDirect.com

It's an i5-4440 at 3.10; quad core; Win 8.1; 430 less 50 rebate which you may or may not get; plus tax and shipping;

Passmark CPU benchmark 6483

Fine; but do you need this horsepower? Is it cheaper than the i3 models? I'm not looking at price as I type this.



Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop PC - Intel Core i3-4150 3.50GHz, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 8.1 64-bit - I3647-2309BK at TigerDirect.com

another i3-4150; Windows 8.1 which you may or may not find amusing; 400 no rebate;



HP Elite 8200 Desktop PC - Intel Core i5-2400 3.10GHz, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 500GB HDD, DVD, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (Off-Lease) - RB-HPDT00310240 at TigerDirect.com

i-5 2400 used off lease; very strong machine from a few years back; plenty strong enough for anything you'd do, but I'd personally avoid only because it is used with unknown number of hours on it.

Passmark CPU benchmark 5815

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20 Dec 2014   #49
leehop71

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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20 Dec 2014   #50
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I would favor the Gateway.
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