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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
VILLMAN
VCSi Vi1-703 with Intel Celeron 500 MHz 
Specifications:
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.

                                                                         Sincerely,
                                                                         Joel R. Mangilit
                                                                         Joel R. Mangilit

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