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Whats a Desktop Deal:

There are many factors you need to take into account in order to make something a deal. Manufacturer, Product line, Specs and warranty are usually what to look at when figuring that out. You need to consider prices as well, sometimes you get a price so hot that it doesn't matter what company it is.

Generally speaking here are the guidelines for Intel processors:

i3 3rd Gen processor - Under $300 is usually a hot deal, Under $350 is decent
i5 3rd Gen Processor - Under $400 is a Usually a Hot Deal
i7 3rd Gen Processor - Under $600 is a Usually Hot Deal

to be continued....

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1515 on: August 02, 2017, 04:56:25 PM »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1516 on: August 02, 2017, 04:56:57 PM »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1517 on: August 02, 2017, 09:17:05 PM »
YMMV:

But he also said this:
The difference is (though this points out the problem of answering generically such questions without pointing to specific products) that the first one is a desktop A12 vs a desktop i5, for which even last gen (6th) i5 would be a nice amount better than this A12-9800, and a last gen i3 would almost match it up.

While the 2nd one is a laptop A12 (A12-9700P) which comes very close to the last and latest gen i5.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1518 on: August 02, 2017, 09:21:00 PM »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1519 on: August 02, 2017, 10:27:38 PM »
Definitely good price. (though I'd love to see the same option with a small SSD instead of the big HDD...)
The difference is (though this points out the problem of answering generically such questions without pointing to specific products) that the first one is a desktop A12 vs a desktop i5, for which even last gen (6th) i5 would be a nice amount better than this A12-9800, and a last gen i3 would almost match it up.

While the 2nd one is a laptop A12 (A12-9700P) which comes very close to the last and latest gen i5.
Thanks.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1520 on: August 17, 2017, 10:54:20 AM »
Dell Inspiron Desktop w/Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD - $299

Code: 299INS

http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetails/inspiron-3650-desktop/smi3650w7pb207

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1521 on: August 23, 2017, 04:07:38 PM »
bought this for $480 yesterday
https://www.staples.com/product_2655274

there is $50 off together with a dell monitor
bought this for $99-$50
https://www.staples.com/product_1968877

together $530 which i think/hope is decent price.

this particular monitor  $120 today, but $50 off remains for a few days

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1522 on: September 08, 2017, 12:27:20 PM »
Would love to hear some recommendations here.
We have one desktop which is used in home office and we need another computer for the kids to do school work and for my son to do online school. We don't really have a designated space for this second computer so it usually ends up on the dining room table.
Any thoughts on whether I'd do better with a "desktop replacement" laptop or with an all in one desktop that I can easily put away when not needed?
Budget is in the $600-800 range though I can probably go higher if I need to
Thanks!!

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« Reply #1523 on: September 08, 2017, 12:30:36 PM »
Would love to hear some recommendations here.
We have one desktop which is used in home office and we need another computer for the kids to do school work and for my son to do online school. We don't really have a designated space for this second computer so it usually ends up on the dining room table.
Any thoughts on whether I'd do better with a "desktop replacement" laptop or with an all in one desktop that I can easily put away when not needed?
Budget is in the $600-800 range though I can probably go higher if I need to
Thanks!!
It sounds like more of a question for a balabuste thread ;) , but it would seem that the laptop would be much easier in your situation. Any reason why that would not work for you?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1524 on: September 08, 2017, 02:00:14 PM »
 :) :)
I guess the advantage of having a bigger screen and also we may need to plug in to a network cable and not use the wifi for the online school

does anyone have experience one way or another with an AIO desktop?

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« Reply #1525 on: September 08, 2017, 02:12:40 PM »
:) :)
also we may need to plug in to a network cable and not use the wifi for the online school
You can plug it into a laptop (at least the ones I've seen).

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1526 on: September 12, 2017, 04:01:20 PM »
Asus - VivoPC M32CD Desktop - Intel Core i7 - 12GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Drive

$699

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-vivopc-m32cd-desktop-intel-core-i7-12gb-memory-128gb-solid-state-drive-1tb-hard-drive-gray/5738000.p