Advice on a possible computer purchase

  Fray Bentos 12:55 31 Oct 04
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I am in the market for a new computer and have found the following. Can anyone advise if this is a good deal etc.

Matrix M7 - 3400+
AMD Athlon™ 64 3400+ Processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Mainboard , 1600MHz SB, IEEE 1394, SATA
1024MB DDR400 RAM (PC3200) Memory
250GB Serial ATA (150Mb/s) Ultra Fast Hard Drive
256MB ATI Radeon 9550 - TV Out/DVI
17" TFT Flat Panel LCD Monitor
SONY 16x Dual Layer DVD-RW (R/W all standard formats)*
5.1 Surround Sound 6 Channel Audio
Creative SoundBlaster SBS260 Speakers
Internet Ready V.92 56Kbps data/fax/voice modem
Network Ready integrated 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
FREE Microsoft Works 8.0
FREE Pinnacle Studio 9 SE Video Editing Software
Logitech Internet Keyboard & Optical Mouse
FREE 3 Year Warranty (Back to Base)
Black Mini Tower Case/4 USBs + Additional Features

£899 inc VAT

This deal is with Mesh Computers. To be honest I have never heard of them so if anyone has any info on them that would be great also.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:27 31 Oct 04

Do a search on these pages for Mesh and you will find lots of info.

In their favour, they have a presence on these pages and their rep seems very helpful. The company is based in Brent Cross - at least there is a big showroom there.

They won some awards with PCPro this year - an all round good company which, like all others, lets people down now and again...

Don't be worried about not having heard of them - they are well known.

  spuds 14:29 31 Oct 04

Mesh are a very well known manufacturer of computers, they have a presence within this forum and can be contacted via [email protected] They also advertise on a large scale, and their adverts are in most of the usual run of computer magazines. If you put Mesh in the PCA Search box, you should find many postings relating to Mesh services and products and related goods and bads.

The computer specification is a standard Mesh configuration, which could be improved depending on your needs.Some people just want an ordinary 'do most things' computer, whilst others may have a bigger interest in on-line gaming or specialised usage etc.With reference to the supplied software, be a little cautious here as some of it maybe time limited or trial versions [this subject as been mentioned via the forum].Another point to consider is the technical support and the software support which could run out expensive if problems occure, as Mesh like to solve any problems over the phone, before any return to base is sanctioned.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:30 31 Oct 04
  Jdoki 14:37 31 Oct 04

Search these forums and make your own judgement on using MESH. From personal experience I'm not a fan at all (to put it mildly)!

You may want to try SCAN (click here) . Recently in Custom PC magazine (issue 13, Oct 2004) they got the 'Reader Award for Best Retailer'.

Although I have not used them myself I have heard good things about them.

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