Buying a new computer

  Nick Nack 18:45 06 Jan 2007
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Hi, Can anyone give me advice buying a new desktop computer. I am torn between: Advent T9317, Packard Bell 2770 and Philips MT1800 (all between £600 and £800). I don't seem to be able to find any reviews on them so any knowledge or input would be really useful. Thanks v much.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:28 06 Jan 2007

click here for a read.

click here for the Advent.

Features for this ADVENT T9317
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Processor
- 1.86GHz, 1GHz FSB, 2MB Cache
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
- 1GB DDR RAM
- 250GB Hard Disk Drive
- Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive
- 64MB up to 512MB Graphics Memory
- nVidia GeForce 7300SE Graphics
- Built-in TV Tuner + Remote Control
- 19" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

Specification for this ADVENT T9317
Processor Type Core 2 Duo E6300
Clock-Speed 1.86GHz
Front Side BUS 1066MHz
Cache 2 mb
Operating-System Windows XP Media Centre Edition
RAM Memory 1024 mb
Hard Disk Capacity 250 Gb
Optical Drive 1 Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer Drive
Plug In Removable Hard Drive No
Built-in TV Tuner Yes
Remote Control Yes
Graphics Memory 64 up to 512 mb
Graphics Description NVIDIA GeForce 7300se
Soundcard included Yes
Built-In HP Docking Station No
No of USB connections 6
No of PCI Slots 4
No. of Firewire Connections 1
Keyboard Yes
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse No
Mouse Yes
Software Titles Included Works 8.5

Can a PCI Express or at least an AGP card be added to this?


click here for the PB

Features for this PACKARD BELL 2770
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Processor
- 2.13GHz, 1GHz FSB, 2MB Cache
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
- 2GB DDR RAM
- 320GB Hard Disk Drive
- Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive
- 512MB ATi Radeon X1600SE Graphics
- Built-in TV Tuner + Remote Conrol
- Vista Premium Upgrade Included
- 19" Widescreen TFT Monitor

Specification for this PACKARD BELL 2770
Processor Type Intel Pentium Processor E6400
Clock-Speed 2.13GHz
Front Side BUS 1GHz
Cache 2 mb
Operating-System Windows XP Media Center
RAM Memory 2048 mb
Hard Disk Capacity 320 Gb
Optical Drive 1 Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer Drive
Built-in TV Tuner Yes
Remote Control Yes
Graphics Memory 512 Hyper memory mb
Graphics Description ATI Radeon X1600SE
Speakers Included Yes
Media Card Reader 8-In-1
No of USB connections 6
No of PCI Slots 4
Keyboard Yes
Mouse Yes
Weight 6.5 kg
Height 385 mm
Width 180 mm
Depth 390 mm
Network LAN On Board LAN
Software Titles Included WORKS 8.0

Again, the same query re. graphics.

click here for Philips';seems to be out of stock.

  Zero G 19:42 06 Jan 2007

I would go for the PB over the Advent.
But putting something else into your mind have you heard of Novatech? Have a look at click here they do some great deals;)

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