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Which PC would you choose between these two?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by margie2, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. margie2

    margie2 New commenter

    I need some advice from real experts! I am about to buy a new PC (just the base unit, whatever you techie people call it, the box?), and I’m hesitating between these two PCs:
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-g5410uk-desktop-pc-10452256-pdt.html
    and http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Computer-Base-Units/buy-PACKARD-BELL-IXTREME-I6525UK-Computer-Base-Unit/774596
    The first one is £100 cheaper and from what I can gather, they both have the same specs. Am I right: are they very similar?
    Which one would you buy? (baring in mind second one is from Comet, about to go t*ts up, so maybe not good idea).
    I was advised to buy something with minimum: processor, at least 2gbhertz, preferably I3 Intel, 64 bit and dual-core. RAM: at least 2gb. And min. 500gb of capacity.

     
  2. margie2

    margie2 New commenter

    I need some advice from real experts! I am about to buy a new PC (just the base unit, whatever you techie people call it, the box?), and I’m hesitating between these two PCs:
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-g5410uk-desktop-pc-10452256-pdt.html
    and http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Computer-Base-Units/buy-PACKARD-BELL-IXTREME-I6525UK-Computer-Base-Unit/774596
    The first one is £100 cheaper and from what I can gather, they both have the same specs. Am I right: are they very similar?
    Which one would you buy? (baring in mind second one is from Comet, about to go t*ts up, so maybe not good idea).
    I was advised to buy something with minimum: processor, at least 2gbhertz, preferably I3 Intel, 64 bit and dual-core. RAM: at least 2gb. And min. 500gb of capacity.

     
  3. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    The 2nd one is much more up to date. Better and more modern processor (i3), more RAM.
    But as you say...Comet. If you buy from them, I'd recommend going into a store and buying it there and then (or buy with your credit card, of course).
     
  4. margie2

    margie2 New commenter

    Thanks CO. I feared that. Is the difference in RAM in this instance that significant? The first processor is 3.2 giga hertz or summat like that, that's fast, isn't it?
    I should have said that I don't do anything fancy on a PC (I do not store any pics, never watch any films, etc.), I basically use Office, surf the Internet and listen to the radio.

     

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