Gateway Desktop Package With AMD.. Fail or No?

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  1. Jenious

    Jenious New Member

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    So let me state first off, this computer is for my girlfriends mom not myself.

    Idea was for a 700ish for a computer including monitor.

    Ended up finding bestbuy has a package deal on some desktops right now
    • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor 5000+, 3GB DDR2 memory; Windows Vista Home Premium, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with Labelflash, 400GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics and 15-in-1 media manager
    • 17" widescreen flat-panel LCD monitor with ultrafast 8 ms response time and antiglare screen treatment; tiltable stand, or wall-mountable with optional kit (not included)
    • Canon PIXMA all-in-one photo printer, copier and scanner with ChromaLife100 and dual color gamut technologies
    • Save $150! (Reg. price $829.97 - $150 total bundle instant savings = $679.97)
    So we got this computer, but with a 19 inch lcd

    Total price 709.97 (no tax Oregon FTW)

    The processor is kinda meh but it for this price it actually had a nice printer and a nice gateway LCD. Short of buying a Dell I dont know what else I could have found. Also had a video card that I think isnt intergrated but I'm really not sure.

    My question is whether or not with vista this machine will have any staying power for what it is or If I should have just had her get hp or gateway laptop?
     
  2. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    to compare price.....

    HP Pavilion a6200n Desktop PC $369.99 with free shipping
    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5000+ 2.6GHz
    - 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
    - 360GB SATA Hard Drive
    - SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe
    - Front panel 15-in-1 memory card
    - nVidia GeForce 6150 SE Graphics
    - Windows Vista Home Premium
    http://www.buy.com/prod/hp-pavilion...ual-core-5000-2-6ghz/q/loc/101/205611527.html

    Just add the Dell 17" Widescreen LCD for $139 with free shipping, pick up a printer and save some cash.

    EDIT: Just check out buy.com for some better deals.
     
  3. Doomsday

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    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE is intergrated graphics.
    specs is low end, but should be just fine for vista and casual pc use.
    I'd shop around more.
    pics of gf?
    pics of gf's mom?
     
  4. P07r0457

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    AMD == fail.
     
  5. trouphaz

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    i'm sorry man, but AMD still has its place in the world. you can save a significant portion of the cost of the system by going AMD over Intel. i've been running AMD processors for years and while they aren't as fast as the current Intel processors, many people (including Jenius's girlfriend's mother) probably would see no difference in performance between the fastest Intel proc and the slowest AMD. they just need a system they can boot, get on the internet and run their Quicken. hell, if it wasn't for the high system requirements of Vista they could do that with an AMD proc from 3 years ago.

    so, yes, Intel is top of the heap by a wide margin, but there is also quite a price premium for Intel procs. for comparable performance you can generally expect to pay $100 more for an Intel solution than an AMD one. when you are paying $700 for a PC, that's a huge difference for a negligible return on investment.
     
  6. Jenious

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    Yea there are actually alot of good deals online that I have looked at. The problem being 1) shipping is expensive and 2) She wanted to buy one in person.

    She was not willing to buy online so It left me to find the best deal out of a box store.
     
  7. Jenious

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    Althrough I did note a lot of free shipping deals, unfrotunetly she veto'd buying online. But for buy.com most the systems were "recertified" which I'm guessing mean refurbished?
     
  8. Doomsday

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    spoken like a true fanboy. AMD4LIFE [​IMG]

    srsly man,.. the price diff isn't that huge

    comparable low-mid range CPUs and their prices:

    Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (2.6GHz) $99.99
    Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (2.5GHz) $84.99
    Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (2.3GHz) $74.99
    Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (2.1GHz) $59.99
    Athlon X2 BE-2400 (2.3GHz) $99.99
    Athlon X2 BE-2350 (2.1GHz) $89.99

    E4500 (2.2GHz) $124.99
    E2200 (2.2GHz) $89.99
    E2180 (2.0GHz) $79.99
    E2160 (1.8GHz) $72.99
    E2140 (1.6GHz) $69.99
     
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    that sucks. what else do you have besides bestbuy?
    maybe wait if they have easter sales or something.

    yes, recertified is another term for refurbished, reconditioned, etc.
     
  10. P07r0457

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    keep talking out of your ass, dude. If you buy AMD you're doing it for some unjustified hatred of intel or some other recockulous reason.
     

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