We had an old emachines computer that we had hooked up to our tv for watching netflix and other tv showa available online. It's hard drive died so now I have to make a choice...
Our other computer is an Acer AST180-UD400b. I am thinking of putting it in to the living room and using it as our tv computer. So I need to buy a new desktop.
I would prefer to buy from Costco because they are local and have a great return policy and extended warranty.
I went to the store and they have a Gateway dx4320-o1E for 599-- no monitor... AMD II x4 945 processor, 6gb ddr3,1tb hard drive.
They also have a Gateway dx 4320 AMD phenom x6, 6gb ddr3, and 1Tb hard drive. This comes with a 25 inch monitor and is online only for 699.
There is also an e-machines for about 499 at the store considerably less specs-- can't remember exactly what they are--like 3 gb ram, 640 gb hard drive....
There are others but I really get confused looking at so many...
Obviously I don't know alot about computers-- I don't want to over buy-- we use our computer for our music and web-surfing, watching some tv/video on it, Google earth, etc. no gaming.
any thoughts or advice? I would really appreciate it-- I don't want to waste my money buying something I don't need but also don't upgrade my computer very often-- my last two came to me used .
For what you are going to do with the desktop, the emachine is really all you need. But that Gateway with the big monitor would be a really nice system that would last you for years to come. If the money is not a big concern, I would buy that Gateway. It is a lot more PC than you really need, but that is an out-standing price for the hardware you are getting. It's only a couple hundred more, and you will still need a monitor I am thinking with the emachine. Even if you do have a monitor now, is it old and small? Do you like the idea of the nice big monitor?
So it's kind of up to you, what do you want to spend?