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    Default How much does a computer weigh?

    Further to this thread I got a quote from NZ Couriers (the only one that replied on a Saturday) of sixty dollars for a maximum of 25 kg's. Our bathroom scales have rusted to the extent that it can't measure anything.

    So, can someone please give me an approx weight of a computer - full ATX case, 17" CRT monitor and usual peripherals.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    company i worked for a few years ago sent computer all the time......

    15Kg for a full system.
    25KG for a 17" CRT.
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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    Watch NZ Couriers. Their prices have gone through the roof lately.
    They charged me $48 to send computer (no monitor) from Rotorua to New Plymouth.
    Seems if the charge by weight isn't high enough they charge by measurement.
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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    How much does a computer weigh?

    It's exactly as heavy as a piece of string is long.

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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    Further to this thread I got a quote from NZ Couriers (the only one that replied on a Saturday) of sixty dollars for a maximum of 25 kg's. Our bathroom scales have rusted to the extent that it can't measure anything.

    So, can someone please give me an approx weight of a computer - full ATX case, 17" CRT monitor and usual peripherals.

    Thanks!
    For your enlightenment:

    The rust on the bathroom scale will not add anything to the total weight of the computer.

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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    Riiiiiiggghhht Joe. Thanks for your input.



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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by robsonde

    15Kg for a full system.
    25KG for a 17" CRT.
    40KG's all up? Sounds a bit much?
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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    depends a lot. my system not including monitor would easly weigh over 20kg...more like 25kg. good cases and power supplies weigh a lot.

    now you can see why cheap system builders love cheap PSU's and cheap cases.
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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    Aluminium case or steel? Steels heavier.
    Much stuff in it? Like 4 HDDs, 2 opticals etc?
    Full tower or midi or mini?
    A really full steel tower case might go over 25kg but its unlikely.
    At a rough guess, 18 to 22kg.

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    Default Re: How much does a computer weigh?

    Aliminuim is cooler and quieter. (and much lighter)
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