Which Desktop pcs for +/-£200?Any advice please?

  buel 16:09 12 Aug 08
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Hi there, im going to buy a desktop pc for my friend, he is prepared to pay up to £200.
Currently he has a very old pc: Windows xp with 191mc of SD Ram, 30Gb Hard Drive and a processor speed of 900MHz so im sure he will get something far better for this (admittedly cheap) price?
The best i can see is 3 options:
1: From a company called 'Computer Bargains' in Manchester:
'ACER T180 Sempron 3200'
512Mb Ram, 80Gb Hard Drive Dvd+/-RW drive, AMD Sempron 3200+ CPU(1.6Ghz speed i think?), Windows xp Home, Keyboard and mouse, Refurb stock with 1 year warranty.TOTAL PRICE:£151 (17" Moniter for an extra £88, upgrade to 1Gb Ram for an extra £23)
2: 'ACER T180 Sempron Pc With 17" Monitor'
As above but with 1Gb DDR2 Ram + 80Gb Hard Drive and 17" TFT Monitor: £233
3: 'Dell Vostro 200 Core Duo Xp pro pc with 2Gb ram': Intel Core Duo E2180 2.0 Ghz, 2Gb DDR2 Ram, 160Gb Hard Drive, 6 usb ports, keyboard and mouse, Windows xp Pro with Vista Businnes upgrade. Brand new and boxed, 1 year warranty, no monitor: £233
Ps- Is 'refurbished' stock recommended?

Let me know of any better deals if you can please:
Nb-I want Xp, not Vista.

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  Michael_R 17:12 12 Aug 08

Use Google and search for "refurbished pc uk". I was looking recently for a cheap computer and was very surprised at what was available.

  buel 20:42 12 Aug 08

Hi there, im going to buy a desktop pc for my friend, he is prepared to pay up to £200.
Currently he has a very old pc: Windows xp with 191mc of SD Ram, 30Gb Hard Drive and a processor speed of 900MHz so im sure he will get something far better for this (admittedly cheap) price?
The best i can see is 3 options:
1: From a company called 'Computer Bargains' in Manchester:
'ACER T180 Sempron 3200'
512Mb Ram, 80Gb Hard Drive Dvd+/-RW drive, AMD Sempron 3200+ CPU(1.6Ghz speed i think?), Windows xp Home, Keyboard and mouse, Refurb stock with 1 year warranty.TOTAL PRICE:£151 (17" Moniter for an extra £88, upgrade to 1Gb Ram for an extra £23)
2: 'ACER T180 Sempron Pc With 17" Monitor'
As above but with 1Gb DDR2 Ram + 80Gb Hard Drive and 17" TFT Monitor: £233
3: 'Dell Vostro 200 Core Duo Xp pro pc with 2Gb ram': Intel Core Duo E2180 2.0 Ghz, 2Gb DDR2 Ram, 160Gb Hard Drive, 6 usb ports, keyboard and mouse, Windows xp Pro with Vista Businnes upgrade. Brand new and boxed, 1 year warranty, no monitor: £233
Ps- Is 'refurbished' stock recommended?

Let me know of any better deals if you can please:
Nb-I want Xp, not Vista.

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