I want a new PC with Win XP

  palinka 16:46 17 May 2007

I'm helping a friend with the purchase of a new PC, flat screen monitor and printer. Max funds available £500.
It's for home office-type use: emails, word processing, etc. Not gaming
There's quite a lot of choice, but she wants Win XP NOT Vista and all that I've come across run Vista.
Any advice please?

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o/s to add to price
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good spec,excellent company and service

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add xp o/s from dropdown menu only £358

  lenc 17:22 17 May 2007

Evesham click here let you choose versions of XP and Vista when you customise your selected base model.

  palinka 17:24 17 May 2007

thanks, everyone. That's very helpful.

  metalmans 09:23 18 May 2007

Try IT247 There is a good selection with Win XP Home or Pro starting from around £200 upwards at click here.

  palinka 16:24 24 May 2007

We've also been to see what's on offer locally and she may go for a laptop as space is at a premium.
Our local pc shop has 2 laptops with very similar spec:
1. Samsung R40; Intel Celeron M 1.73Ghz; 512MB DDR2 RAM; 80GB Hard drive; 15,4 inch Bright TFT LCD display; Internal DVD-RW/R DL; 1x Cardbus slot. It also has a card reader. £449.
2. Fujitsu Siemens Amilo V3515; Intel Celeron Mobile 1.73GHz; 512 Mb DDR RAM; 60 Gb hard drive; 15.4inch TFT display; Internal CD-RW/DVD-ROM. £399.
In other respects they are much the same: both run Win XP; have 4 x USB2 ports; internal 56K modem; internal 10/100 Network and 802.11G wireless cards; their sound cards and graphics cards are different makes (but for her usage neither is critical).
We could dither for ever, but I'm off on holiday next week so want to get it settled before then.
Any advice welcomed – otherwise we may toss a coin!

  Quiet Life 17:41 24 May 2007

Both look pricey see click here
HP are good solid machines

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alot more for the same amount of money..
hard drive size
dvd burner
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  sunny staines 18:27 24 May 2007

just built a novatech barebones dualcore intel 2.8 cpu 512 ram, onboard sound/graphics, oem xp home cd, maxtor 80gig sata2 hdd [used old second hand dvd rw player but new one from novatech would have been £17] total cost inc delivery and vat £226.

  sunny staines 18:28 24 May 2007

monitor,keyboard,mouse,printer. not included

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