Need help finding a PC

By Xclusiveitalian
Jul 9, 2010
  1. Im trying to find an affordable PC for my girlfriend and would like some help. She doesn't play games on it so im hoping that cuts the price down alot. She does alot of basic things on it like aol, word for school, etc. She also makes alot of youtube videos using a logitech webcam and edits them using Windows movie maker. I was hoping to find a affordable PC or all-in-one PC, and im trying to gun for less than $450. Also It has to have or be able to have a wireless card it in. Anyone know any deals?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    So where do you live, or are you able to shop online?
    You can easily get a good Windows XP machine for under $200 then add a new hard drive and the other stuff you need... depending on where you live and whether you can pay cash.
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 699   +58

    Im able to shop online and I live in NYC. I also can pay cash if I need to.
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Is this for a laptop or desktop? If desktop, does the budget need to include a monitor?

    Dell has this for $379, just add a wireless adapter:
    SYSTEM COLOR Piano Black
    PROCESSOR AMD Athlon™ II X2 Processor 240 (2.8GHz, 1M, 2C)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
    MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz- 4 DIMMs
    HARD DRIVE 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
    VIDEO CARD Integrated ATI Radeon HD4200 Graphics
    MONITORS No Monitor
    KEYBOARD Dell USB Entry Keyboard
    MOUSE Dell USB Optical Mouse
    SPEAKERS No Speaker Option
    SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    MEDIA READER Dell 19 in 1 Media Card Reader
    Sidious 570MT Inspiron 570 Minitower w/ Black Bezel FT19A
    Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  5. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 699   +58

    I was gunning for a desktop because she doesn't really need mobility but just more power to do daily things and mainly videos. I don't need a monitor which saves me some money. The deal you have there is interesting i'm gonna have to check that out, thanks.
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