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Help me get Moms a computer for Xmas - how's this?

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November 19, 2011 5:46:54 PM


Good ol Moms only surfs the web and plays Mahjoong. She's currently got an E-machine budget comp. with XP and I'd like to upgrade her to Windows 7. I'd like to stay under $400 and she already has a nice 22 inch Samsung monitor, so she's all set there. Walmart has an HP for $358 below. Is this ok for her? Any better deals at Walmart? I'd like to go with HP as I find them reputable over say "Acer" or whatever.

Here the computer I'd like to get her. Remember she doesn't play 3d games or anything intensive.

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November 19, 2011 6:45:04 PM

No thanks, I'd rather just buy a prebuilt, although I built my current computer.
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November 19, 2011 6:53:21 PM

that one you showed is ok but a homebuilt system with a a6 would be much better
November 19, 2011 6:59:51 PM

What's an "a6"? CPU?
November 19, 2011 8:24:26 PM

the A6 is a Llano Chip -- a 32nm version of the Athlon II, basically, with a built in 5550/5570.

the one I listed has a 2.1 GHz triple core processor and the HD6530D (equal to a HD 5550)
November 19, 2011 9:12:50 PM

She can't surf or play Mah Jong on XP? So buy WIN 7 and install it for her. Spend the rest of the cash on sweaters for her dog.
November 19, 2011 9:59:45 PM

Yeah, but it's an old slow E-machine. I much rather get her a new comp for under $400. She'll be surprised. I think the HP will suffice for what she does.
November 20, 2011 12:31:34 AM

keto: the Gateway I listed from newegg is teh same price as the Walmart HP machine with a triple core 32nm processor (compared to a dual core 45nm processor), a bigger hard drive (1tb vs 750 GB), and a much better graphics card (HD6530D vs HD 4200)
November 20, 2011 10:05:10 AM

the a6 computer you listed is actually a quad core, its a very good computer for the price
November 20, 2011 1:53:43 PM

a6-3500 is a three core. a6-3650 is a quad.
November 21, 2011 3:06:32 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
a6-3500 is a three core. a6-3650 is a quad.

i apologise for my mistake but i believe the computer you linked to has a 3600 which is listed as a quad core
November 22, 2011 3:52:00 PM

is Gateway a good brand compared to hp?

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November 23, 2011 3:41:59 AM

gateway is a decent brand, no better or worse than HP
June 3, 2012 2:16:30 PM

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