Sub £100 PC?

  Pesala 20:00 07 Feb 2003
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My room-mate has is new to computers and needs a PC to learn on. He needs a CD drive for dictionaries and other reference works.

I reckon Pentium II + 64 Mbytes + 1 Gbyte HD + Windows 98SE should be adequate, but don't want to give him unlicensed software. At least the OS should be legal. I can find plenty of good Freeware like Open Office, Irfan View, etc.

Am I being unrealistic? Local dealer wants £125 without any licensed software.

  Sir Radfordin™ 20:02 07 Feb 2003

You'll be shopping on places like ebay or the local paper for anything under £100.

  bremner 20:03 07 Feb 2003

Try click here for a fair choice.

  rickf 20:18 07 Feb 2003

You are aiming very low. I recently sold a P11 with 128mb 10gigH/D, graphics and sound on-board,CD drive,floppy, 98se os,98 word for £90. Shop around and you'll find one.

  Djohn 20:27 07 Feb 2003

click here If your quick and lucky, then this is more than you wanted. J.

  Pesala 20:42 07 Feb 2003

Good specs. Might be OK, but he will need a monitor too, then delivery. A bit much to expect.

  Djohn 20:47 07 Feb 2003

Pesala, if the price is £50-00, then a new monitor can be bougt for less than £100-00 and a good used one for £50-00. I think this would make a very good buy. J.

  Poloman69 22:23 07 Feb 2003

I just spent £299 on my new tower system. this is what i got for my money:

AMD ATHLON XP 2000 (+ heatsink & fan)
PC Chips motherboard with onboard graphics & sound
256MB SD Ram
DVD Player
80G Seagate Barracuda (7200rpm) hard drive
10/100 ethernet/network card
mouse, keyboard & speakers
floppy drive
All in a nice nokia style case.

The individual parts alone cost over £400.
So i would personally check out

click here

  pcgal 22:39 07 Feb 2003

POLOMAN..PERSONALLY I WOULDN'T WASTE AN ATHLON XP 2000 ON A PC-CHIPS BOARD!!!!!!!!!! AND £400 FOR THE INDIVIDUAL PARTS....I DONT THINK SO! WHERE ARE YOU SHOPPING...HARRODS???????????

  Poloman69 22:57 07 Feb 2003

I am upgrading my old tower system for my dad, on which i am placing the pc chips motherboard - (myself i have a nice ASUS A7N8X one in mine running the XP 2000 with 2 sticks of 512Mb PC 3200 DDR) he's never used a pc beofre so i am building him one, and using the pc chips one for him. But for £299 its not a bad deal though.

  spuds 23:15 07 Feb 2003

Depending on where you live.Telephone Environ of Leicester [0116 2220232]who are a registered charity. They have refurbished computers available from £45.00. You never know, you maybe lucky.

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