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Q: How much do you intend to spend on your next PC?

  • 28%
    Less than £400

  • 28%
    £400-£600

  • 14%
    £600-£800

  • 13%
    £800-£1,000

  • 17%
    More than £1,000


(Based on 843 Votes)

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Poll: How much do you intend to spend on your next PC?

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cycoze

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Well my prediction of £500 was wrong, unfortunately both my towers died within a few days of each other (last week), just putting a new tower together and it worked out at £650!

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frybluff

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Having just bought new system, I shalln't be buying again for three, or four years. No doubt, the same system will be cheaper then, but who knows what new Whizz-bang will be available. Then it's just a question of whether it's worth paying extra AGAIN, for the latest system.

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Chegs ®™

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I bought this custom built machine for £850 and in the 4yrs I've owned it,I've had to replace 2 failed hard drives as the shop I bought from told me a complicatedly long story about how low level formatting the dead drives would revive them.I instead just posted them back to Maxtor who gave me replacements.I also spent £500 on an all singing/dancing laptop that had a better spec than the previous desktop,at the same time as buying the custom build.The laptop croaked a few weeks after purchase so was replaced,only to progressively develop a fault over the next few years.I took it to be serviced and asked about the fault & was told it's a design flaw with the motherboard so I tried to get the shop I bought from to remedy this by replacing the whole machine.They refused so I contacted head office via email & received a nice reply asking for me to stump up £50 for it to return to their workshops to be fixed.As I've been told that fixing it would be a waste of money due to the design flaw,I won't pay £50 for its return I will only agree to have a totally different machine in its place.If they refuse to replace it,I could take the matter to small claims court but I won't bother,I'll just buy a new laptop which will probably work out cheaper than fighting them in court as prices have dropped considerably.

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finerty

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£1with a 99% discount

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Matt Bell

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Average is 500 I suppose. I have a MacBook Pro which is a little over 1000 dollars. I had three laptops before that in which all had problems after the few months of using them.

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onthelimit1

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Some people don't upgrade that often - I was called yesterday to look at a PC running Windows 98!

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daz60

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Small form factor..built by myself inspired by the WWW,probably about a grand.Small is cute ...i think.

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cycoze

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Approx £500 for a tower with Windows 7, have monitor etc, real expense will come for other software.

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ams4127

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Like Bingalau, my Evesham machines (Laptop and Desktop) will probably see me out.

Unless of course, one of my children takes pity on their aged parent.

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Diemmess

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How much will depend on when.

When, is the day when I cannot use XP Pro rapidly and easily, and have to accept the idea of W7 riding rough-shod over existing hard and software.

I really don't want to learn new tricks!

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john bunyan

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Maybe £900. My Dan with a 2.5 Gig HD cost £4000 in 1987 (plus Jazz cassettes at £60 per Gig), my 350 Gig Evesham about £1000 in 2008 so prices going down nicely.

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Joseph Kerr

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Had a budget of 1k for this one. spent only 700 odd. So nect time will probably be equally amazed at what I can get for 700 odd. Short answer - don't know.

I want to get at least 4/5 years out of this one and I don't think I'm halfway there yet.

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rdave13

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I've clicked under £400 but not sure if a fair answer. My next PC will be 'bits of' rather than the whole lot.

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Bingalau

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Nothing, I will make do with this one until I expire I guess. I feel no urge to upgrade. This one will have to do.

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wiz-king

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Less than I spent on this one. Every time I by a computer I find I get more for less. (says he who has only had 3 PC's since Win 3.1)

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Toneman

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Time do you mean? About the same as at present. Money? don't know what they'll be in ten years time...

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Quickbeam

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About half as much as my last one.

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morddwyd

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Didn't we already have this one recently?

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