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    so we're thinking we need a new pc, our old one is in the loft and we're working on the laptop at the moment which, i think, probably won't last too much longer.....

    i truly have absolutely no idea what to look for so wonder whether any of you could point us in the right direction.

    ideally we would like something nice looking that can withstand constant use (!), storing loads of photos (actually i would love some good photo editing software to make my photos look great!), games, homework, browsing the internet.....you know, all the usual family stuff!

    Needs to be a fast worker, not like what we've been using so far, and it must to be able to listen to us shouting at it when it won't do what we want it to, so not too sensitive! Kid and teenager friendly....

    DS nearly 14 would love a laptop too so maybe we should go with wireless broadband although I have no idea how that works! Perhaps we could add another laptop to that in future.

    oh, and a decent printer 'cos i'm sick of using rubbish ones!

    guide price would be erm......i dunno, 500-600 give or take a few quid! Can i get anything super duper for that?

    oh another request, something you can watch tv on too!

    thanks for any help you can give me....







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    We would be interested in this too cos this pc really needs an update

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    oooooo right up my alley

    what size monitor would you prefer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 13794
    oooooo right up my alley

    what size monitor would you prefer?

    pass...! what options do i have? it can't be too big i 'spose as i only have a small space to fit it in.







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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 13806
    pass...! what options do i have? it can't be too big i 'spose as i only have a small space to fit it in.
    i would plump for a 19" but if space is of a premium then 17" flatscreens

    wait here im just putting a price together building a pc for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 13810
    i would plump for a 19" but if space is of a premium then 17" flatscreens

    wait here im just putting a price together building a pc for you
    I'm waiting! :1a:







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    right here we go

    Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor
    500gb hard drive
    2gb memory
    Vista Home premium
    17" Flatscreen Monitor
    keyboard & mouse

    total 481.94.............this can be tweaked to less or more powerful

    then leaves you over a hundred quid left to get a printer......i always buy HP as a think they are the best but that just my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 13814
    right here we go

    Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor
    500gb hard drive
    2gb memory
    Vista Home premium
    17" Flatscreen Monitor
    keyboard & mouse

    total 481.94.............this can be tweaked to less or more powerful

    then leaves you over a hundred quid left to get a printer......i always buy HP as a think they are the best but that just my opinion

    okey dokey Mick, so is that good then? thanks.







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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 13821
    okey dokey Mick, so is that good then? thanks.
    the spec is very good can get faster by getting a quad speed processor based pc which is

    AMD Phenom QuadCore 9850

    and 569
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    Ive been buying these for work and they've been really great
    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dells...=D075040&s=dhs

    pcworld often have some great offers
    Dell Inspiron 530S/1180 with 19" TFT is nice and thin! Price inc VAT 469.97
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