buying pc

By etones · 4 replies
Aug 19, 2005
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  1. im buying my dad a new pc to replace this old one, he uses it for internet and office work etc, will this be good enough

    Processor - AMD Sempron 2800+
    RAM - 256mb (upto 2GB)
    Hard Drive - 40 GB
    dvd-rom drive
    6 in 1 card reader
    Graphics Controller - AGP 8x - integrated
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    microsoft Works
    keyboard, mouse and speakers included.
    no monitor

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    That will be just fine for him. My only concern would be MS Works. It will work fine if he's not doing any real complex spreadsheets, but I'd recommend Office, although to get Office thats about the price of the whole computer...

    OpenOffice is free and can take the place of MS Office, but you'll have to remember to save into a format MS Office apps will be able to open without problems.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    I don't know if he needs to be able to do backups (save important data in case the HDD fails).

    You may want to consider changing that DVD-rom drive to a DVD-RW drive (or better yet, a multidrive).

    Wait a minute... you don't even have a CD-rom drive? Pretty much a MUST these days. Confirm that DVD-rom drive can at least READ regular CDs.
  4. etones

    etones TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 146

    forgot to mention that he can get ms office free from his work place, also the dvd rom drive can read regular cds
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    That should be enough to do those task easily. I happy to see people that realize what they need for the desired task. It is quite often that people want the lastest and greatest only to surf the web. Smart move on this PC


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