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- Advice on desktop replacement?
September 12, 2009, 1:54 pm
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Looking to buy my next computer, would appreciate advice or directions
to good reference sites or newsgroups.
Currently I have a 5 years old desktop and a 5 years old laptop,
thinking of replacing them both with a single "desktop replacement"
Spec I'm after is like:
Good CPU and memory - fast enough to do software development/visual
studio work, phototoshop, autocad, etc
500 Gb disk
Needs to dock with and drive my existing 1920 X 1200 24" monitor.
Provided it can do this, I don't need a particularly large screen on
the laptop itself.
Would like to be able to play movies and photos on my home
entertainment system (HDMI ?). Also I will play music out through an
amp and speakers so need reasonable quality sound card.
Will mostly get used around the house (wifi) so weight is not a
Won't be used for serious gaming.
Expecting to pay in the £500-1000 range (bottom end of, hopefully)
Doubtless Dell will sell me soneting but what else should I be looking
at? I live in the uk, by the way.
Re: Advice on desktop replacement?
Somewhere on teh intarwebs ChrisR wrote:
If I were you I'd head over to Lenovo's site and look at their ThinkPad
range. IMO they're hard to beat, maybe a little pricey but worth it.
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