I'm about to purchase a new desktop which will mainly be used for web surfing, digital photography and occasional desktop publishing. I'm currently using a very cheap HP laptop (running Vista) that's painfully slow with Photoshop, Acrobat and Publisher. I don't have a big budget but want something reasonably quick that won't be completely out of date in 2 years time.
I'm thinking along the lines of a couple of core 2 duo's, a graphics card with at least 256mb, a hard drive with about 500gb and a 19" widescreen monitor. Having done some research Millenium Computers seem to offer good value and have mostly positive feedback on eBay. The options I'm looking at are:
Please don't post duplicate threads click here as it can get confusing. Personally I would not buy a PC from e-bay. There is an 0870 number but no actual address. I would compare similar specs with other companies like Novatech, Dell, Cougar, etc.
Only your 1st one give a 500Gb hard drive. Almost any thing will be out of date in 2 years time.
Which version of XP have you got? Note on the sites the memory limitations. There is no point in having 4 Gb of memory with 32 bit XP as it will not recognise above 3 Gb. Those systems seem designed to run Vista.