Recommendation for new PC wnated

  Bewildered! 09:55 29 Dec 05
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Hi Everyone - found your forum and thought I'd ask for some help from all you knowledgable people as I really don't have much of a clue when it comes down to buying a new PC. The problem all started when I was bought an iPod for Christmas and when trying to install the software into my PC I was told that I needed Windows 2000 (SP4) or XP! I have a Packard Bell aur@ which runs ME.

So I guess I need to upgrade?

I don't play games. I use the internet a lot. WP. Banking. I have a digital camera and like to store photo's. Play music CD's. I have a budget of about £750 max. Any ideas?

All advice is much appreciated and if ever you need Interior Design advice or golf tips, I'm your woman!

Thanks so much ;)

  Trackrat 10:13 29 Dec 05

AS you do not play games any cheap computer will do.
Onboard graphics will suffice, make sure you have at least 512mb memory and a full copy of the XP operating system
Something like this would be OK.

click here

  stylehurst 10:18 29 Dec 05

Strongly recommend that you investigate the Novatech range.
Good PCs good service very helpful if you speak to them

  Diodorus Siculus 10:29 29 Dec 05

Are you happy with current monitor or does that have to be included in your budget?

click here for Aldi's machine at a penny under your budget! It will do all you want, and more - maybe it is even overkill.

If you want a monitor included, take a look at Navatech as suggested above:

click here
for a good all rounder; click here for a decent 19inch tft.

  Diodorus Siculus 10:31 29 Dec 05

Those two will take you £80 under budget which you can spend on a decent keyboard / mouse / speakers / etc.

  Dellman 11:16 29 Dec 05

Have you tried MESH?

  Sharpamatt 18:56 29 Dec 05

before spending anything post your present computer specs. it may only need an OS update

  Bewildered! 22:02 29 Dec 05

I can't remember the specs it was so long ago and I've had a look round and can't find whereabouts I look for list of specifications. Sorry, told you I wasn't PC familiar!

  Bewildered! 22:05 29 Dec 05

Here are the specs of the PC from the PB web site. Don't know how to do the short cut links, sorry.

click here#

  Diodorus Siculus 22:13 29 Dec 05

That looks fairly basic but should work ok with XP; the question to ask yourself is do you want a new one? There is never a good time to buy but now is pretty favourable I suppose. There are good deals to be found.

  Bewildered! 22:16 29 Dec 05

My current PC runs really slow as it is and hangs for ages when I open Outlook Express or Word so I suppose I am concerned that if I load XP (which is most probably hungrier than ME) then it'll only get worse?

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