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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 #121 on: November 22, 2012, 11:14:31 AM »
This is a really hot looking 24" AIO Machine - One of the nicest I've seen, Includes a Subwoofer - $599!!

Vizio CA24-A1 All-In-One PC

3rd Gen. Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz

4GB DDR3

1TB HDD

24" Display

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Keyboard, Touchpad & Remote

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350649957123

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: November 22, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »
I need a reg desktop (no AIO). Pref an Optiplex from dell. Any deals?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: November 22, 2012, 12:11:21 PM »
I got a deal - PM for details

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Re: Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: November 22, 2012, 01:59:41 PM »
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: November 22, 2012, 02:00:06 PM »
This type of desktop usually would be a little over $400

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2012, 02:01:02 PM »
We've had better prices when staples has $100 off coupon etc - but this is pretty good for typical usage

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: November 22, 2012, 09:02:15 PM »
HP - $349

i3 Processor

6GB Ram

1TB Hard Drive


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---Desktop---6GB-Memory---1TB-Hard-Drive/6927728.p?skuId=6927728&productCategoryId=pcmcat212600050008&id=1218814316101

I see that it comes with Windows 8.  Do I need a touch-screen for it?  Will I be to load it with Windows 7?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: November 22, 2012, 09:07:48 PM »
Is either the Sony or the HP a jump on deal?  Also, can the i3 handle multiple avg size programs running at the same time?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: November 22, 2012, 09:10:08 PM »
Sorry for the multiple questions.  Is the Sony's incremental hardware worth the extra $250 over the HP? 

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: November 22, 2012, 09:14:45 PM »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: November 22, 2012, 09:39:03 PM »
Sorry for the multiple questions.  Is the Sony's incremental hardware worth the extra $250 over the HP?

What sony???

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: November 22, 2012, 09:41:18 PM »
Here is my answer.  http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/09/vizio-ca24-a1/
The rating is for the machine at its original price of $950. The reason why it feels slow is because the hard drive is a 5400rpm drive. If you aren't afraid and are a bit techy replace the drive with a SSD Drive and it will fly!

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« Reply #134 on: November 22, 2012, 10:09:05 PM »

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #135 on: November 22, 2012, 10:11:04 PM »
Isnt Sony Vizio?

No, Vaio is a Sony brand.

Vizio:

they're big in the TV world, and just entered the PC market.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: November 22, 2012, 10:34:35 PM »
No sony is vaio. Vizio is its own company

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #137 on: November 23, 2012, 10:44:08 AM »
Dell Inpiron 660 - $399!! after coupon code DGB4DGV2F3G4DV

i5 3rd Generation

8GB Ram

1TB Hard Drive

Wireless

DVD RW
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: November 23, 2012, 10:53:11 AM »
Compare to $610 deal from yesterday?
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: November 23, 2012, 11:10:07 AM »
I need a cheap large monitor.
I'm using a laptop for work but I'm craning my neck
any Ideas?
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