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    Re: New computer?

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    I have 2 compaqs (HP makes them) and a gateway.
    Compaqs have come up in this world now that HP makes them.

    I have always had a low opinion of them back in the day. They used to be a proprietary computer with propritary components.

    For instance, if the hard drive crashed or you needed to upgrade, you could only use Compaq parts.

    You couldn't simply install a new Western Digital hard drive, you had to get a new hard drive from Compaq & the prices were always higher.

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    Re: New computer?

    Get an eMachines. After rebate I only paid $350. Then just add memory or what not. Its a lot cheaper.

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    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Get an eMachines. After rebate I only paid $350. Then just add memory or what not. Its a lot cheaper.
    Hopefully eMachines have gotten a lot better. My step mom had one with windows ME on it & I had a hell of a time trying to keep it running efficiently.

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    Re: New computer?

    "singersp" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Get an eMachines. After rebate I only paid $350. Then just add memory or what not. Its a lot cheaper.
    Hopefully eMachines have gotten a lot better. My step mom had one with windows ME on it & I had a hell of a time trying to keep it running efficiently.
    It was not the PC, it was the software (ME).

    Basically all PC's are the same...its just a name on the front.

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    Re: New computer?

    My mom had an emachines and it was a piece of sh!t. But maybe that was a software problem too! I have a dell at school (where I teach) and it works well. Right now I'm working on a dell and I love it. So....I say go with a dell!!

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: New computer?

    "PAViking" wrote:
    I'm gonna be buying a new computer soon. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what kind to get?
    I would suggest going to a private computer hardware place, like a smaller business and get them to build you one. I got a great one last summer with a 19" LCD Monitor, a DVD drive/burner, a middle to high end video card, 512 MB of RAM, and an 80 GB hard drive for about half of what I would have paid Dell or Gateway. So if you can find a private dealer to build you one, that's the way to go becuase you're not paying for a brand name.

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    Re: New computer?

    I think I'm gonna go with dell. Thanks to everyone for your input.

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    Re: New computer?

    do you know what kind of dell you plan to get?
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    Re: New computer?

    dude you're gettin a DELL!!

    Hey Ultra, I've been wonderin this for a while, how come your sig says u-l-t-a-r?

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    Re: New computer?

    I have a sony Vaio with a flat screen monitor. It's really nice and I would recommend it but it looks like you're getting a dell.

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