Advice on desk tops

  22EL 21:06 01 Dec 2006

I am looking to buy a computer that can run MarketMaker and Sharescope. One is real time and I need it to refresh and download quickly. The reqs for both pieces of software are
Sharescope Recommended
1024 x 768 or above
56k modem
Broadband Internet
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
PIII 500Mhz
100Mb Free Disk Space
800x600 Video Resolution
Internet Connection

We have a budget of £400 for a complete desktop - have seen acer and emachines at 299 but as usually buy toshiba/sony laptops not sure about these.
Would also like a m/c that has spare capacity.And is it still the case that you get more for your money in a desktop rather than a laptop.
Any advice greatly appreciated.

  Technotiger 21:55 01 Dec 2006

Hi, if portability is not part of the equation then a Desktop would be better value for your money, it is of course much easier to expand/improve than a laptop.

  Technotiger 22:00 01 Dec 2006

This should help in your choice of Modem -

click here

  22EL 22:56 01 Dec 2006

Anybody have any advice on makes giving best value for money?

  Jake_027 23:00 01 Dec 2006

PC Nextday click here do some good ones I'm told, as do Mesh click here. Dell click here also offer good value on low end desktops.


  terryf 23:07 01 Dec 2006

1. don't go for a laptop unless you need portability, the keyboards and diplays are smaller
2 The spec for the software is quite low pc for £234 click here and £79 for 15 " monitor click here
3 You would probably get a modem with your broadband deal click here the first month is free

  22EL 17:46 02 Dec 2006

Anybody any comments on processes ie are amd's ok?

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