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han308
20-06-2011, 11:30 AM
Hello all,

I'm wanting to replace my aging Pc with a all-in-one PC. Something that doesnt take up so mauch room as a full or mini tower case. Its not for gaming so much these days so doesnt need to be too highly spec'd. I'd like to keep to under $2k.

Whats peoples opinions of these such machines;

Acer Aspire Z5710 PC
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=391559

Asus EeeTop PC ET2011ET-B017E PC
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=394558

Cheers,

pctek
20-06-2011, 11:36 AM
Avoid Acer.

ASUS is good - but it's not a PC. It's more like a netbook. depends on your needs but don't expect high performance.

1101
20-06-2011, 01:09 PM
Id imagine these will be horrendously expensive to repair out of warranty.

Perhaps a 17" laptop instead ??

The Asus has reasonable(good) spec's. Not sure why PCTek compared it to a netbook ???
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5700 3.0 GHz,Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 20"

pctek
20-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Not sure why PCTek compared it to a netbook ???


because:
CPU model Pentium Dual-Core E5700 3.0 GHz
HDD 500 GB
RAM 4096 MB

You can do better than that these days with their laptops..........

Renegade
20-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Id imagine these will be horrendously expensive to repair out of warranty.


And a pain in the butt while in warranty :eek: Looked at one recently, and the powerpack had died after about 2 months. Noel Lemons can source a replacement but they're on "backorder" and will take a couple of months to arrive.

1101
20-06-2011, 01:41 PM
because:
CPU model Pentium Dual-Core E5700 3.0 GHz
HDD 500 GB
RAM 4096 MB

You can do better than that these days with their laptops..........

These are more than adequate specs, for a desktop :thumbs:
Netbooks are usually around the 1.8Ghz range.
http://www.ascent.co.nz/category.aspx?majorcatID=43
Asus Laptops from the same site are lower spec'ed for considerably higher price

Chilling_Silence
20-06-2011, 02:00 PM
For $1,000 it's hard to beat this:
http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?ProductRef=212333@WSL-B2C
(Or search the site for "HP All In One")

Alex B
20-06-2011, 02:12 PM
Considered iMac? Can pick up a referb with 1 year warranty from Apple's site for $1550 off.

han308
20-06-2011, 02:45 PM
Considered iMac? Can pick up a referb with 1 year warranty from Apple's site for $1550 off.

I have thought of a Mac And we do have a macbook in the house but a few little things always end up bugging me when I use it... probably more me than th mac.
;)
Maybe i'll dock my laptop and save some $$

plod
20-06-2011, 05:04 PM
I have thought of a Mac And we do have a macbook in the house but a few little things always end up bugging me when I use it... probably more me than th mac.
;)
Maybe i'll dock my laptop and save some $$

Buy a mac, and stick windows7 on it, much better then the two you linked too.

dpDesignz
20-06-2011, 07:24 PM
If it's just for general use I'll +1 the HP all in one

Agent_24
20-06-2011, 09:25 PM
If I wanted a tiny PC I think I'd buy a case like this: http://www.mini-itx.com/2009/09/13/the-m350-universal-mini-itx-enclosure-is-extremely-versatile and then build some sort of PC myself.

Then things are fairly standard and easy to upgrade\repair.

Greven
20-06-2011, 10:59 PM
For $1,000 it's hard to beat this:
http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?ProductRef=212333@WSL-B2C
(Or search the site for "HP All In One")

That is crazy cheap & it isn't even on special

Chilling_Silence
20-06-2011, 11:31 PM
Yeah my thoughts exactly. Was looking at getting the next model up for the wifey after she saw it at a friends place. Quite nice little units! Decent for low-mid end gaming, nothing hardcore, suits her perfect...

mikebartnz
20-06-2011, 11:48 PM
If you want a small PC why not try a RaspberryPi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/).:D:D

Chilling_Silence
21-06-2011, 09:01 AM
Reminds me of http://www.beagleboard.org & http://www.gumstix.com

mikebartnz
21-06-2011, 12:32 PM
Reminds me of http://www.beagleboard.org & http://www.gumstix.com
Interesting links thanks Chill. I'm still waiting for the Arduino packs to arrive. It looks like the ash may have delayed them.