Buying New PC - Advise please

  BRFCIDB 17:10 10 Jan 2008

After being unable to resolve the hanging problem on my pc I am reluctantly buying a new one.

The spec I want is: Core 2 quad - 500gb HD - 2GB RAM and 256 graphics.

I have seen 2 options

1. PC world Packard Bell £630
2. Medion Tesco £579, but case seems very platicky!

Any other advise on models/spec appreciated

I use it for photo editing mainly using CS2 and processing multple RAW files.

Many thanks


  BRFCIDB 17:21 10 Jan 2008

This is the spec of the Medion>

I notice the Processor Speed 2.4 Ghz, how does this compare with my current 3.2ghz pentium?

Audio Features Yes
Box Contents PC, Keyboard & Mouse
Brand Medion
Card Reader Yes
Graphics nVidia GeForce8600GT 256MB incl. DVI + HDMI out
Hard Drive Size 1000Gb
Hard Drive Type SATA
Keyboard Type Wired
Memory Size 2Gb
Mouse Type Wired
No of USB Ports 8x (2 Front)
Operating System Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Optical Drive Type DVD Rewriter
PCI Express Ports 2x
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Quad
Processor Bus 1066 FSB
Processor Cache 8MB Cache
Processor Model Number Q6600
Processor Speed 2.4 Ghz
Product Depth 42 cm
Product Height 37 cm
Product Weight 42Kg
Product Width 18 cm
Software Load Vista Premium; Tesco supplied SW Bundle
TV Tuner Analogue, digital DVB-T and DVB-S (SAT) Hybrid Tuner card

  citadel 17:43 10 Jan 2008

the medion looks ok. the quad core is more efficient than the p4 plus it overclocks to above 3g if you want.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:02 10 Jan 2008

As I use a Medion I would not hesitate to buy another...very good value for the price.


  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:07 10 Jan 2008

ps I would also look at Dell, esp. this one that comes with a 20" screen and would be ideal for your use at £ here


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