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Old 04-07-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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Attention Computer Nerds

I was surfing online for a new monitor... and i came across this deal. Its a refurb... and its online only. But all things aside, can someone look at the specs of this computer and tell me if its really good for 399 dollars?
In terms of G's, memory, etc etc.

Seems like an awesome deal but im not big into this stuff.


http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/prodde...on=L&langid=EN
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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The Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E2180 and 2GB of memory boasts enhanced functionality, higher efficiency, and increased overall system performance, allowing you to run multiple programs at the same time.

A 500GB hard drive stores all of your software, games, and files including thousands of songs and images, and hours of video.

Enjoy crisp, high resolution graphics with NVIDIA GeForce 7100 and 128MB of dedicated video memory.

Burn DVDs then create your own personalized labels using Lightscribe technology.

Easily transfer images and other data to and from the PC with the front panel 15-in-1 memory card reader.

This model comes equipped with Windows Vista Home Premium.


Please Note: This product contains only English operating instructions and system software. In this context GB or Gigabytes refers to 1 Billion Bytes. The actual formatted capacity will be less.


Product Details

Web Code: 10100535
Mfr. Part Number: GX613AAR#ABA
Processor Type Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180
Processor Speed 2.0GHz
RAM 2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 500GB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drives DVD Burner w/ LightScribe
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 7100 nForce 630i Chipset
Available Expansion Bays 1 x 3.5" , 1 x 5.25"
Available Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express X16, 1 x PCI Express X1
Cache 1MB L2
Disk Drive No
Fax/Modem 56k Modem
I/O Ports 1 x VGA Output, 1 x DVI Output
Included Software Info Not Available
Monitor Included? No
Network Card 10/100Base-T Network Interface
Other Control Devices 2 x Memory Slot, 1 x Pocket Media Drive
Preloaded Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Sound Card High Definition Audio
Speakers No
System Bus 800MHz
Warranty 90 Days Limited
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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i was dead sure i was going to get rickrolled when i clicked the link.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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^Yep.. I admit myself disappointed.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:11 AM   #5
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^Ditto.

Having survived buying a new computer recently, I feel like I know a bit of the jargon, and it looks pretty damn good to me.
However, I shall have to ask my nerdy brother who knows about these things.
All I noticed was that it only has a 90 day warranty.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:39 AM   #6
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^ probably because it's refurbished. personally i never buy refurbished computer stuff until i know what has been replaced/repaired-- but that's me of course!

at 1st glance:
video card is not that advanced
no cd-rom drive
windows vista (i keep hearing bad things about it, that's why i don't have it myself)

all parts added up would come to 300 euros here, but that's the price for new stuff!
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:38 AM   #7
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Ok, I consulted the nerd:

Me: Is there some bad quality thing in it that's gonna break down?
Nerd: nope, intel low end core 2
overclock it by about 300mhz on air and away you go
Me: Uh, if you translate all that to English does it mean 'bad'?
Nerd: No.
Me: Ah, ok...


I bought a laptop which apparently have different pricing to desktops, so if that's the price for new desktops then maybe you shouldn't bother. But the specs are ok.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:01 AM   #8
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thank you very much all
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:20 PM   #9
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so did you get it?
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:26 PM   #10
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yeah i bought it and im very happy with it
up here 399 for it was a deal. turns out the refurb was only because a screw was loose in the motor that ejects the cd burner tray.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:02 PM   #11
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oh neat, if that's the only thing that was wrong with it, cool!
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:41 PM   #12
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I've just recently been playing Monkey Island with my kiddo, so I'm suspicious that JT's new computer is possessed by a demon monkey pirate ghost.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:57 PM   #13
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all computers are possessed by demon monkey pirate ghosts.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:15 AM   #14
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^Oooohhhhhhhhh.

That explains a lot.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:48 AM   #15
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Quote:
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all computers are possessed by demon monkey pirate ghosts.
my demon spirit is my impatient 14 year old son waiting for MY computer to keep up with him.
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