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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 8th Gen processor - Under $300 is usually a hot deal, Under $350 is decent
i5 8th Gen Processor - Under $400 is a Usually a Hot Deal
i7 8th Gen Processor - Under $600 is a Usually Hot Deal

to be continued....

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1185 on: November 26, 2015, 04:22:13 PM »
Inspiron 3847, Windows 7 Professional English 64bit - $629.00 with code SAVE200BIZDT

  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
  • 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz (8GBx2)
  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • 2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
Total overkill for almost all users
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1186 on: November 26, 2015, 04:23:35 PM »
4th gen? There up to 6th
This is an extremely powerful machine
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1187 on: November 26, 2015, 04:45:32 PM »
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1188 on: November 26, 2015, 04:51:32 PM »
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I hope I'm not the only one that is confused, but what are you referring to?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1189 on: November 26, 2015, 09:56:52 PM »
4th gen? There up to 6th

IINM 4th gen is faster than 6th.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1190 on: November 26, 2015, 11:06:35 PM »
Looking for a good machine for basic day-to-day activities...   Web surfing, Microsoft office, video streaming, maybe a little video editing ...    But also something with a large hard drive for a lot of photos and videos as I am not good at backing up or online storage.
I'm guessing this machine is too heavy-duty for my needs?
Which deal do you recommend for a solid machine to last a many years?
(preferably something with touchscreen, but not necessary.)

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1191 on: November 26, 2015, 11:13:56 PM »
Looking for a good machine for basic day-to-day activities...   Web surfing, Microsoft office, video streaming, maybe a little video editing ...    But also something with a large hard drive for a lot of photos and videos as I am not good at backing up or online storage.
I'm guessing this machine is too heavy-duty for my needs?
Which deal do you recommend for a solid machine to last a many years?
(preferably something with touchscreen, but not necessary.)
Desktops don't have screens, you buy a monitor and your monitor can be touchscreen but that will be very expensive
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1192 on: November 26, 2015, 11:28:04 PM »
Yea - just thinking in terms of system packages with screens (if there is such a thing) because I need both.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1193 on: November 26, 2015, 11:54:44 PM »
Yea - just thinking in terms of system packages with screens (if there is such a thing) because I need both.
When buying from Dell they sometimes may give you a deal on adding a screen. However if you buy from a Retail Store such as Walmart, Staples or Costco [insert comment of Costco being wholesale here] they should have packages that include screens and sometimes even speakers.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1194 on: November 27, 2015, 01:08:05 AM »
Almost always cheaper buying screen separately.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1195 on: November 27, 2015, 01:10:57 AM »
Looking for a good machine for basic day-to-day activities...   Web surfing, Microsoft office, video streaming, maybe a little video editing ...    But also something with a large hard drive for a lot of photos and videos as I am not good at backing up or online storage.
I'm guessing this machine is too heavy-duty for my needs?
Which deal do you recommend for a solid machine to last a many years?
(preferably something with touchscreen, but not necessary.)

Setting yourself up for major disaster, the larger the drive the faster they often fail. Having a large hard drive is more of a reason to back up, the size of the drive doesn't help you when it ultimately fails.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1196 on: November 27, 2015, 01:13:27 AM »
Lenovo Business Desktop - $319

i5 processor
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Pro

http://www.adorama.com/LE10AU00EUUS.html

Good Deal for basic office system (once you add 4GB ..)

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1197 on: November 27, 2015, 11:26:00 AM »
Lenovo Business Desktop - $319

i5 processor
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Pro

http://www.adorama.com/LE10AU00EUUS.html

Good Deal for basic office system (once you add 4GB ..)
Any of the upgrades worth it? Does it matter which graphics card option I choose if I will be connecting 2 monitors?
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1198 on: November 27, 2015, 12:08:38 PM »
Don't need any additional hardware to connect 2 monitors, it only requires basic display port adapter. I wouldn't upgrade by them, its generally cheaper to add ram and ssd later.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1199 on: November 27, 2015, 12:52:54 PM »
just got this for someone who wanted a good machine. $479
Dell - Inspiron Desktop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

good deal?


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-desktop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/4606900.p?ref=199&loc=XDbotxbyEF4&acampID=1&siteID=XDbotxbyEF4-sFuL0BAj2x1Lf4koHStuJA