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The Cheapest PC's Money Can Buy
If you are looking for the
cheapest, but brand new, computer for your home, then you are in luck.
Below is a side by side comparison of packages from 2 vendors, and if you
read through the end, my personal recommendation.
|RISING SUN COMPUTERS
PC Package #1 Specifications:
PROCESSOR: Cyrix III-800
MOTHERBOARD: PC Partner 898 with A\V (Socket 370)
HARD DISK: 40 GB Seagate (2 year wty)
MEMORY: 128 MB SDRAM PC-133 TG (2 yr wty)
CDROM Drive: 52X LG
CASING: ATX Casing SHL82
MONITOR: 14" NTC Ultraview
FLOPPY DRIVE: 1.44 Panasonic
AVR/UPS: 500W AVR Fuzzy Logic
SPEAKERS: 180 Watts Speakers
MOUSE: Ideal Mouse PS2
WARRANTY: One year on parts and services
REMARKS: Motherboard has Built-in Video and Audio
PRICE: P 17,770.00
VCSi Vi1-703 with Intel Celeron 500 MHz
• Intel Celeron Processor
• VIA PLE-133 Chipset Based Motherboard
• 128MB PC133 SDRAM
• Expandable up to 512MB memory capacity
• 20 GB Ultra ATA Hard Disk Drive
• Integrated Trident Blade3D 2D/3D Graphics Engine
• 14" Anti-Glare SVGA Color Monitor
• 107-key Windows98 Keyboard
• Built-In AC 97 Compliant Audio
• Amplified Stereo Speakers
• 52X Max EIDE CD-ROM Drive
• Mini-Tower ATX Case w/ 230 Watts power supply
• 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
• PS/2 Mouse w/ mouse pad
PRICE: P 17,488
It is amazing how we can buy
brand new computers for less than P18,000. And... to put things in
perspective... these computers are about 4 times better yet half the cost
of computers from just 5 years ago.
Ok, what is my pick? It is a tough choice, but I am leaning towards the
computer from VILLMAN. Basic reason is that it uses the reliable Intel
Celeron processor, whereas the package from Rising Sun Computers makes use
of Cyrix... which... in my opinion... is not as good as the Intel Celeron.
But bottom line, you cannot go wrong with either package. Just negotiate
to get a 3 year warranty on the monitor, processor, and motherboard...
and... a 2 year warranty on the hard disk and memory.
Joel R. Mangilit
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