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Value Shopping Computers

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by onejayhawk, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    My house has an office, in which I have a desktop computer. Since 90% of the usage is sites like this one, I don't need much in the way of power. however, my wife is a picture downloader, so decent storage would be nice.

    All that said, how do I browse sites like Tiger, Walmart, and Amazon to get the most bang for the buck on a cheap computer? What is essential, what is nice, and what is just advertising?

    J
     
  2. leif erikson

    leif erikson Game of the Month Fanatic Administrator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Bought 3 laptops for our family at ArrowDirect. They take off lease computers, mostly business machines, and refurbish them, add a new Windows 10 install and sell them. They are mostly 14 and 15-inch screens from Dell, Lenovo and HP and come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a 1-year functional warranty. All of ours have been really good machines, so have had good luck with them.

    The other place I look is EBay, but that can be a bit more risky. :)

    edit - external usb hard drives are great for picture storage. :)
     
  3. peter grimes

    peter grimes ... Moderator

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    Definitely approve of the refurbished market. My brother gets all his machines from NewEgg.com. I was going to go that route myself, but lucked into a personal sale through my wife's neighborhood mom mafia.
     

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