Cheap standalone for my Dad!

  JonnoTractorBoy 21:12 24 Sep 2003

Can anyone recommend a cheap basic standalone PC for my Dad?
He only uses it for digi photos & internet and other basic stuff. Doesn't need graphics/sound cards, but does need CD writer.
PC World and Comet have one for £370, but wondered if there's any bargains out there for the old fella!

  wags 21:46 24 Sep 2003

A very basic PC would be fine for internet browsing etc, but as you say he will use it for digital photos, I suggest a basic graphics card will be needed (not too flash)along with a decent CRT monitor to provide an accurate colour display. Get plenty of memory.He should look for 256mm as minimum, 512 mb ideal since alot of photo editing work is quite demanding on memory resources.

  wags 21:48 24 Sep 2003

sorry, that should be 256 mb - not "mm" ! I should have also asked, what is the spec of the £370 PC at PCW/Comet?

  expertec 09:19 25 Sep 2003

This on at PC World? It doesn't have a monitor included click here

  expertec 09:23 25 Sep 2003

This one from Comet click here

  Feck 12:14 25 Sep 2003

Or look on click here, I have just brought a base unit for 370.00, with specs that exceed simular from Comet etc.

  tbh72 14:01 25 Sep 2003


He's your Dad!!! Get him the best you can afford, he brought you into this world he's your blood mannnnnn!!!! Get him the nice graphics card, whopping processor, sufficient ram & the right software!!!! Go on spoil him, without him you wouldn't be making this discision!!!!

  canard 17:45 25 Sep 2003

click here will build anything you like very reasonably and with good after sales support. We love them.

  The Kestrel 19:00 25 Sep 2003

If you have a local Staples store, try there. They usually have a good range of desk tops at reasonable prices with good specs.

  prima12 20:45 25 Sep 2003

Take a look at click here

  pj123 14:45 26 Sep 2003

You could also try here click here all come without monitors

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