Which manufacturer?

  Genius1 17:30 02 Aug 2006

An age old question I know but:
What is the best manufacturer for a new PC and/or laptop in terms of reliability of products/service/warranty/value for money?

I am looking to replace my PC with a fairly high-spec model for image/video editing and gaming in addition to general use.

I have heard that both Mesh and Evesham are quite good, and also that Dell are not bad. Any comments please?

  wags 18:08 02 Aug 2006

That is such a broad question that you will get dozens of different answers, which probably won't help you very much in narrowing down your choice.

What is your budget? Is it a PC and laptop or laptop? etc etc.

As a generality, Mesh, Evesham and Dell are all 'good' manufacturers each with a large customer base. you will get moans and groans here from people about each one of course. I have in the past bought 2 Mesh PCs and have been pleased with the service, including after-sales/warranty issues.

More info. please.

  stylehurst 10:54 03 Aug 2006

Have a look at Novatech, they are now beginning to produce some high spec machines.Additionally,they have an excellent reputation in respect of reliability service etc.

  dontmeshwithme 12:06 03 Aug 2006

For me Evesham offers the best all round service, Mesh are generally the cheapest, but after having to deal with their post sales customer care team I cannot recommend them. Dell are very good for the more basic machines, but I can't recommend them for the higher spec as I don't think you get value for money.

  Genius1 12:58 03 Aug 2006

wags, thanks for your reply. I was just after a general idea about the manufacturer rather than the specific PC model, but at the moment I'm looking for a fairly high-spec PC, one that's not going to blow up 1 year after it is bought (like the Philips Freeline LS2000 I've got at the moment!).

I would ideally like the PC to have at least a 250GB hard drive, 2GB RAM (1GB at the lowest), 256Mb graphics card and possibly Media Centre capability. My budget is £1,200 at the most. A quiet PC would be welcome after my intolerable loud Philips machine.

stylehurst, I'll have a look at Novatech.

  dontmeshwithme 20:44 03 Aug 2006

I purchased a pc from click here about 11 weeks ago and chose the quiet fan option, it's almost silent, and a big improvement over my last Evesham machine. If you do with some-one like them or novatech, get yourself a decent monitor seperately from click here or click here. Also I must say aftersales from pcspecialist was very good.

  Genius1 14:59 04 Aug 2006

Thanks, I will a have a look at these links.

  erkmatrix 11:09 05 Aug 2006

Great news that dontmeshwithme I have just ordered on Thursday a new PC from PC Specialist and changed my order yesterday to the more better PSU and fan for a quieter machine, my old machine was rather irratating with its loud fans, be nice to have a more quieter PC.

CUBE though also look good for PCs OP I was liking what they had to offer and heard only good things about them.

PC specialist also have good Customer Service upto now, emails answered very quickly.

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