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Which Computer Is The Best Buy?

Postby Nadiv » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:14 pm

I am wanting a computer kind of cheap budget wise but will either one of these be really good with games

here are the specs for the Gateway

Includes desktop, modem cable, Vista Media Center remote control, OS recovery DVD, CyberLink LabelPrint DVD, AC power cord

2.2GHz AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processor 9500

AMD 780G chipset with Hybrid graphics

8192MB DDR2 dual-channel memory

750GB SATA II hard drive

18X SuperMulti DVD /-RW dual-layer drive, LabelFlash

ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, up to 256MB shared video memory

ATI Radeon Hybrid graphics

8-channel high-def audio

Dolby Home Theater sound

Amplified stereo speakers

Analog/digital TV tuner, 3-D comb filter

56K v.92 modem

10/100/1000 ethernet

Multimedia keyboard

USB optical two-button wheel mouse

15-in-1 high-speed pop-up digital media manager with Smart Copy button: CF I/II, MD, SD, MMC, MS, xD, SM

HDMI port

Six USB 2.0, rear audio ports

Three RCA ports

Two IEEE 1394a, PS/2, front audio ports

VGA, RJ-11, RJ-45 ports

Windows Vista Home Premium, SP-1

MS Works 9.0

Measures approximately 17-3/4"H x 7-1/2"W x 19"D

UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

Made in China

Here are the specs for the HP

Includes desktop and HP mobile remote control

1.8GHz AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processor 9100e

4096MB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM

500GB SATA hard drive

SuperMulti DVD burner/Blu-ray combo drive with LightScribe

802.11b/g wireless LAN

NVIDIA GeForce 9500GS graphics, up to 2303MB available graphics memory

Blu-ray, Microsoft DirectX 10, DVI, HDMI support

AMD Live Smarter Digital Entertainment technology

NTSC/over-the-air ATSC high-def TV tuner

High-definition audio, six-speaker support

HP multimedia keyboard

HP optical mouse

External USB 56K modem

Integrated 10/100 Base-T ethernet

15-in-1 media card reader: SM, xD, MMC, RSMMC, MMC Mobile, MMC Plus, SD/miniSD, CF I/II, MD, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, MS Pro Duo

HP pocket media drive bay

Six USB 2.0 ports

Two PS/2 ports

IEEE 1394, headphone, digital audio out, LAN, mic/line-in/line-out ports

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1

MS Works 9

Adobe Reader 8

Measures approximately 4-1/4"W x 10-7/8"H x 13-3/8"D

UL listed; 1-year LMW

Made in Mexico
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Which Computer Is The Best Buy?

Postby Edrigu » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:31 am

It looks as though that Gateway would be better suited for your needs.
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Which Computer Is The Best Buy?

Postby Murchadh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:01 pm

I'd go with gateway. How about a dell?
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Which Computer Is The Best Buy?

Postby Laoidhigh » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:28 am

I would say the gate way because it has double the ram and processing speed.

Dells are garbage.
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Postby Shane » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:14 am

It depends on your financial state at this moment. It's much cheaper to buy a new battery than a whole new computer, so if you don't want to spend a lot of money, go ahead and get the battery. That said, your computer is kinda old. There are things you could do to prolong the life of the computer, but it's on its way out. I would probably go ahead and get a new computer if it's in your budget.
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Postby Miron » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:22 pm

Gateway def. even tho i am not a fan of buying pre made machines the gateway out does the hp in almost everyway.

again even tho i hate amd and ati, it does not make sence to buy a nvidia graphic card with and amd cpu as ati and amd are the same company. out of the 2 you should get the gateway but if you want something better get an Intel core 2 quad with GTX260 gphc card
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