A suitable PC for beginners?

  Belinda 20:29 27 Jul 2008

My 81 year old Dad is about to bite the bullet and buy a new PC. (His current one came with Windows 95.) He wants my advice on what to get.

He's a complete technophobe, but has fallen in love with Google Earth, which he's seen on my PC and which is probably the only thing he'll use it for.

I'm a bit out of touch with latest developments and what's good, due to health problems. Suggestions welcomed for a reasonably-priced PC for someone whose computer skills are kindergarten level and who may need sympathetic support and handholding! (Is PC World a good starting point, d'you think?)

Thank you.

  bluto1 21:22 27 Jul 2008

The Dell Inspiron 530, advertised for £329.00 inc. savings, VAT & delivery might be a good one. It's got Vista Home Premium, and a good spec for general use, but if he's into games it's a no no. I believe that these offers may be limited to 30th July.

  bluto1 21:24 27 Jul 2008

You can phone Dell on 0844 4443041

  Belinda 21:30 27 Jul 2008

That's very helpful, thank you. And no, I don't think he'll be playing games on it! (If I can get him to open emails it'll be a major achievement!)



  ba2dmi 00:13 28 Jul 2008

go to ebuyer.com

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