I am interested in purchasing the Packard Bell 1408 with pentium 4 516 processor but have also been advised to look at the Compaq SR1619 with AMD Athlon 64 3200 processor. They are both around the same price so I am not sure what system to go for?
I would appreciate any advice as I am not very computer literate.
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as far as I can tell from the specs on the pc world website you are correct; they are very similar. The Compaq would appear to have slightly better graphics, 2 firewire sockets, one more USB socket and 5.1 integrated sound (the sound on the Packard Bell may be the same but it desn't say). The Compaq aslo mentions a 10/100 network connector. I'd assume the PB also has one, but again neglects to mention it. For the same price the Packard Bell includes a 19" TFT monitor. I'd personally prefer the Athlon processor, but they are both so fast you wouldn't notice the difference. Either way you're getting a lot of technology for your money; they are both better pc's than the one I paid £1200 for 4 years ago!
Thanks for your replies. The only reason I was going to go for the Packard Bell in the first place was because it had the pentium 4 processor and it was a name that I always here about. The Compaq Athlon I hadn't heard much of but at the end of the day I just want the best all round system thats going to be reliable (well hopefully)!