WHICH DESKTOP PC TO BUY?

  marcanton 22:01 24 Oct 09
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I have finally decided to replace our ageing (since 2002) Time Jupiter Pro XP2000 PC suffering from an insufficient 512MB RAM to cope with my current needs, despite unsuccessful attempts thru 'Crucial' to upgrade the RAM.

Budget: circa £600-£700
User Requirements: good performance CPU and sufficient RAM to run different programs; DVD rewriter; dedicated graphics; plenty of USB connections; high performance monitor at least 19"
Main uses: regular internet access; MP3 music, video and photo downloading; desktop publishing and photo editing; basic communication, emailing, word processing; NO gaming

I'm attracted to the MESH Matrix II 955 Nero with AMD Phenom II X4 but have been put off by some bad reviews on customer service (PC Pro site).

I would love some advice on this and any other suggestions on what to buy.

  Ex plorer 14:39 25 Oct 09

Hi I can recommend Cube as I have had two Desktops from them. There after sales is excellent.
You can build a PC to your specifications or buy a package.
click here

  Paul-1379466 17:30 25 Oct 09

You can do a lot worse than get DELL, at the moment they have (or at least they had had 250 to £300 off depending on the range).

They might not be the most cutting PC edge for gamers but they will last & DELL after sales service is second to none. And they are unlikely to disappear from the net one day. I bought a DELL a few weeks ago & are absolutely delighted with it.

I also had the opportunity some years ago to spend some time in the DELL headquarters near Houston USA when I lived nearby & the efficiency of the place is something to behold. They now make (assemble) most of UK PC's in Poland having moved from Ireland, but don't let that put you off.

  Stuartli 17:48 25 Oct 09

Various Dell systems on offer, including new and cancelled stock, at specialist outlet:

click here

Good firm to deal with.

  Paul-1379466 01:30 26 Oct 09

Stuartli, link saved.

  Loopy2 12:24 27 Oct 09

Cube are definately worth looking into. I have had a couple of system from them and agree with Ex plorer - i was very impressed with their after sales, which is normally something which other companies lack. Have a look at their website - click here - theres plenty of system to choose from, and if your wanting one quickly they have some systems avaliable for next day delivery.

They have system to suit every budget so im sure you will be able to find something suitable within that price range, and you can always swap and change the components to your requirements.

  marcanton 15:53 29 Oct 09

Thanks for all your replies to my query. So far Cube or Dell seem to be a good choice which I'm following up. Anyone had experience of buying from Mesh? Good PC, after sales service etc?

  Loopy2 10:21 30 Oct 09

One of my mates bought a PC from Mesh - never again! She had had so much trouble with them and the system.Your on the hold for ages tring to get to talk to someone. Let us know how you get on though!

  xania 11:31 30 Oct 09

I have bought 2 PCs from click here with no problems and minimal delay. A third I ordered but had to then cancel was refunded within 2 days. I am normally quite cautios about recommending anything to anybody, but these people are certainly worth looking at.

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