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    Hi I see Dick Smith have tis computet (model cq1-1012) on sale at $699. I am thinking of buying one for surfing the net. What do you think of this computer for this usage.

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    Default Re: compaq presario all-in-one computer

    I wouldn't touch one with a forty foot barge pole. Cheap and nasty.

    If you really want an all in one a better brand such as Asus would be a good idea, although they are a bit dearer.
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    Default Re: compaq presario all-in-one computer

    that pc is effectively a netbook with a big screen, mouse and keyboard.
    You'd probably do better getting a netbook and buying a big screen, mouse and keyboard.
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    +1 for wratterus

    Or if you have an existing desktop .... upgrade the internals !

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    A Windows 7 Home Premium and a 19in monitor would over $300, but it's doable to get a computer for $400.

    Intel Celeron E3300 = 74.46
    Foxconn G31MX-K = 72.45
    Kingston ValueRAM DDR2 PC6400/800MHz CL6 2GB = 59.72
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 16MB 320GB = 60
    Lite-On iHAS324 = 32
    Gigabyte GZ-X2 420W (Black) = 65.09

    TOTAL = 363.72

    You can also get a wireless keyboard and mouse package, I think.

    But again, these are two different things. The all-in-one is good for power-saving, and you don't have a big case to deal with.
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    Default Re: compaq presario all-in-one computer

    Quote Originally Posted by LynX View Post
    A Windows 7 Home Premium and a 19in monitor would over $300, but it's doable to get a computer for $400.

    Intel Celeron E3300 = 74.46
    Foxconn G31MX-K = 72.45
    Kingston ValueRAM DDR2 PC6400/800MHz CL6 2GB = 59.72
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 16MB 320GB = 60
    Lite-On iHAS324 = 32
    Gigabyte GZ-X2 420W (Black) = 65.09

    TOTAL = 363.72

    You can also get a wireless keyboard and mouse package, I think.

    But again, these are two different things. The all-in-one is good for power-saving, and you don't have a big case to deal with.
    You forgot two things.
    1. A OS , add in approx $170
    2. A gun to shoot the poor underpowered slow as a wet week thing to put it out of its misery
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    Default Re: compaq presario all-in-one computer

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    [*]A gun to shoot the poor underpowered slow as a wet week thing to put it out of its misery[/LIST]

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    A gun to shoot the poor underpowered slow as a wet week thing to put it out of its misery
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    Default Re: compaq presario all-in-one computer

    Quote Originally Posted by donald View Post
    Hi I see Dick Smith have tis computet (model cq1-1012) on sale at $699. I am thinking of buying one for surfing the net. What do you think of this computer for this usage.
    Asus seems twice as high in price; If you say you only want internet browsing, and affordability is a factor, I would check global user reviews if any. Try Youtube for reviews. Many on this forum generally are quite selective, and customize PC's, etc, with HP not one of them I suspect...
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    Default Re: compaq presario all-in-one computer

    1) No I didn't. The system totalled $363.72, and adding the W7 HP and 19in Monitor, which I estimated around to be $300+, it's still below $700. Although... $340 is a bit too optimistic, I admit.

    2) I don't know a lot about guns, so do you think a pistol is better? Or a rifle? I guess for a system like this, an RPG (or rocket launcher) would be nice :.

    A few things needed to add:
    Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM) = 146.68 (OR you can try Ubuntu. Not recommended as a substitute for Windows, however)
    LG W1943S = 182.85 (or ViewSonic VA1913WMA if you like the Piano Black finish, for a few more dollars)
    Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 (EN) = 29.20 (doubt if it's available at that price)
    600mL Canola Oil = 5 (should be enough if you want to fry your motherboard and CPU Though doesn't work as well as a machine gun, at least I can't afford the bullets, which is even more annoying than not having a gun handy)

    Subtotal: 363.73
    Add PC Parts: 363.72 (coincidence?!)
    Total: 727.45
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