My wife is needing a new computer. It would need to be a fairly basic one because she only types letters, does some scanning, plays games that do not demand much of the computer and uses the internet. She now has Windows 2000. I was considering one with half gb of ram and Vista home edition but from what I read that would be incredibly slow? So maybe she needs 1Gb of ram with vista home premium or maybe XP (but you don't seem able to get one with XP installed now). Because of her limited use of the computer she's not inclined to want to pay more than about £200 to £300. She only needs the base unit. Any advice would be welcome. Cheers
If you pick a Novatech PC and you want XP you can choose one without an operating system and buy a copy of XP Home OEM at the same time for about £60. I'm struggling with a friends computer at the moment which is rather slow despite having 1 gig of memory but they do have onboard graphics using 256mb of it, leaving 700 and odd for Vista and it is rather slow. If I was getting Vista then I would get at least 1 gig of memory and a seperate graphics card. Although if you go for the basic Vista it might be less of a problem. Something like this would be ideal click here but I would put in a cheap £30 graphics card if using Vista.