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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 #945 on: December 10, 2014, 01:20:39 PM »
I believe ease of use will be better on 7.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #946 on: December 10, 2014, 01:42:07 PM »
Is 8.1 faster than 7?  That is what Dell CSR told me.  Anyone have experience?
Not in my experience, but I never compared the two OSs on the same computer, so it's hard to tell.
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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #947 on: December 12, 2014, 09:23:06 AM »
I am looking to buy an all in one with touch screen today for the house.  I need lots of storage because we have a lot of pictures and video.  It needs to have a DVD player and a large monitor would be nice (min 21" up to 27")  If someone can recommend a good deal I would really appreciate it. 

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #948 on: December 13, 2014, 05:49:21 PM »

Why not downgrade to 7?
just seems ridiculous to have paid for a touchscreen and not be able to really use it.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #949 on: December 13, 2014, 06:31:44 PM »
Is it a decent price for the hp p027c at Costco for 799?

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« Reply #950 on: December 13, 2014, 10:04:36 PM »
Is it a decent price for the hp p027c at Costco for 799?
looks like thats sold out. i find best deals on all-in-ones are either dell outlet (but need to wait for a good coupon code, make an autosearch on slickdeals to be notified) or woot if you are willing to take a refurb, i have only had good luck with refurbs in general, but make sure to use a good amex card with extra warranty. http://computers.woot.com/plus/hp-desktops-aios?ref=cnt_wp_4
Alternatively there are a few Dell/HP 23 inchers with similar specs (but with 8gb memory, which i think u need these days) from the MS store, which provides a great warranty including accidents, and they remove all the crap vfrom computer before u get it which is great. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/All-in-ones-and-Desktops/categoryID.62685600

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« Reply #951 on: December 13, 2014, 10:12:18 PM »
looks like thats sold out. i find best deals on all-in-ones are either dell outlet (but need to wait for a good coupon code, make an autosearch on slickdeals to be notified) or woot if you are willing to take a refurb, i have only had good luck with refurbs in general, but make sure to use a good amex card with extra warranty. http://computers.woot.com/plus/hp-desktops-aios?ref=cnt_wp_4
Alternatively there are a few Dell/HP 23 inchers with similar specs (but with 8gb memory, which i think u need these days) from the MS store, which provides a great warranty including accidents, and they remove all the crap vfrom computer before u get it which is great. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/All-in-ones-and-Desktops/categoryID.62685600
Does this mean that Dell outlets for refurbs does not remove all the junk?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #952 on: December 14, 2014, 12:14:37 AM »
Costco deal is still available in store.  Just wasn't sure if it is a decent deal.

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« Reply #953 on: December 14, 2014, 08:52:30 AM »

Does this mean that Dell outlets for refurbs does not remove all the junk?
that's right, dell ships with plenty of junk, though maybe less than acer and some cheaper brands.

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« Reply #954 on: December 14, 2014, 08:53:40 AM »

Costco deal is still available in store.  Just wasn't sure if it is a decent deal.
as I noted it looks like in Microsoft store there are a few similar but better options with an even better warranty and the great ms setup/removal of crap.

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« Reply #955 on: December 14, 2014, 12:05:29 PM »
I am looking to buy an all in one with touch screen today for the house.  I need lots of storage because we have a lot of pictures and video.  It needs to have a DVD player and a large monitor would be nice (min 21" up to 27")  If someone can recommend a good deal I would really appreciate it.

I bought an Acer 23" touch i5, 8G ram, 1TB HD, Win8.1, refurb for $580 shipped (or a little less on ebay): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103970

I couldn't find another i5 touch AIO at that price.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #956 on: December 14, 2014, 08:53:06 PM »
7 vs 8.1 I believe 7 is faster in most cases unless really high end in which case possibly 8.1 is faster.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #957 on: December 14, 2014, 10:53:56 PM »
Recommendations for solid business machine? Windows 7 based. I expect to be mostly cloud based but still want something solid.  Thanks.

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #958 on: December 14, 2014, 11:01:06 PM »
For biz machines I usually go Dell Optiplex or Lenovo Think Centre. What''s the budget you had in mind?

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Re: Desktop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #959 on: December 15, 2014, 10:09:42 AM »
I have been told about i7-4790 (Intel quad-core i7-4790 3.6 GHz 8MB cache processor 8GB DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 memory, expandable to 16GB 500GB Serial ATA hard drive) for between $800-$900.