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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

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1940 on: November 22, 2021, 12:37:13 AM »
Would somebody be kind enough to weigh in on the following?  I need to buy another computer for a vacation house and want something that is at least as powerful as the machine that I am presently using (no gaming), occasional photo editing, and mainly surfing.

Below are the specs on my current machine.  Here is the key:  I don't need it for another 4-6 months.  Should I wait or buy it now?  If so, does the 8940 in the prior post make sense as the one to buy?  Not only do I see the 10% coupon for $719 but I also have an Amex Offer which knocks another $120 off.  So, price before taxes is $600.

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance
I don't see why you should wait, there are good deals now.

The XPS 8940 is definitely a good buy. It's quite similar to what you have now but way better because of the 5 generations newer processor and SSD storage drive.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1941 on: November 25, 2021, 09:49:25 AM »
In the market for a decent home/office desktop
Any good deals this weekend


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« Reply #1943 on: November 25, 2021, 07:38:29 PM »
I don't see why you should wait, there are good deals now.

The XPS 8940 is definitely a good buy. It's quite similar to what you have now but way better because of the 5 generations newer processor and SSD storage drive.
Hi, would you recommend with these specs, or should I change something?

Using it as a business PC, with speed/memory being the most important factor.

Base
XPS MT 8940
Processor
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11700 processor(8-Core, 16M Cache, 2.5GHz to 4.9GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro (Includes Windows 11 Pro License) English
Memory
16GB, 16Gx1, DDR4, 2933MHz
Keyboard
Dell Multimedia Keyboard-KB216 Black (English)
Driver
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.1 Driver
Hard Drive
512 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD
Wireless
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1
Video Card
Intel® UHD Graphics 750 with shared graphics memory
Cable
US Power Cord
FGA Module
No FGA
Monitor
If accessories are purchased, they may ship separately
Mouse
Wired Mouse, Black MS 116
CD ROM/DVD ROM
No Optical Drive
Sound
Onboard, Realtek Codec
Speakers
No Speaker
Documentation/Disks
Documentation, English/French
Systems Management
Windows System Driver
Return Label
Dell.com Order
Chassis Options
360W Night Sky Bezel Chassis not including optical drive
« Last Edit: November 25, 2021, 09:41:03 PM by elya »