There is a very good machine in toys'r'us (don't laugh! - it's not fisherprice!) - a cybermaxx (ie medion) with PIV 2.33 ghz processor, win xp, dvd drive, cd-rw drive 512mb ddr and so on for £599 incl VAT. It's worth a look and for an extra £50 has a 2.66 ghz processor.
I bought a MESH pc ages ago. It may have won an award, but their customer services won't. The PC never worked from the start. The support line fobbed me off with "its a software problem", ring the software line at &1 a minute or whatever. After 6 months of hassle, they finally collected the PC, tested it and agreed that it didn't work. It took the threat of legal action to achieve this though.
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