In May ;09 and on a strict budget, I purchased a HP Pavilion Slimline s3707c from Sam's Club for $599. I've been having problems with it, including overheating. Now, because of the problems and because it's less than a year old, I can take it back and either get a refund (not sure about the refund) or exchange (certain about that).
Specs on the s3707c are:
The s3707c-b desktop PC bundle (part number FQ579AA) includes:
* s3707c Desktop PC, part number FQ578AA
* w2007 20" lcd wide-screen monitor with integrated speakers
Memory Installed 7 GB
Maximum allowed 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) (64-bit OS)
4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) (32-bit OS)
*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC2-6400 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2
750 GB SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec)
From my perspective, it seems to me that I would be wise to go ahead and get the newer model, which also looks to me like it has a number of upgrades from my current computer (e.g., more RAM, bigger HD, expandable, extra slots, bigger monitor, etc.). I recognize, however, that my knowledge-base on how to compare computers is VERY limited, so would REALLY appreciate feedback on whether or not I'd be doing better if I trade mine in, vs. keep what I have.
Thanks in advance!
Ron in Anchorage, AK
P.S. Oh, I use for computer for the typical internet searching, documents, pictures, music, etc. - no games or demanding software.