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 Author: CCBricks View Messages Posted By CCBricks
 Posted: Mar 18, 2020 23:09
 Subject: Computer advice?
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CCBricks (1882)

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Greetings everyone,

I am in the need of some advice. Just today, my HP19 (all in one computer) decided
to quit on me. The screen is not working, as well as the mouse, keyboard etc.
It gets power, but I believe its fried internally. I do not believe it is repairable,
based on the type of pc it is (and I honestly don't know if it's worth
trying).

Today, I have been looking at desktop/tower models as well as monitors. It's
been a while since I had to buy either lol. I would prefer not to buy another
all-in-one model and want to transition back to a tower. In my research efforts,
it is clear that the prices have went up! In looking I have found that several
big box stores offer refurbished models at deeply discounted prices. Are these
a good alternative? Or should I stay away from these and buy a new one?

As far as monitors go, they are fairly cheap and I dont need a gaming model.
I prefer the larger sizes and it doesnt need all the bells and whistles. Any
thoughts on a good brand. Let me know your thoughts and any tips/suggestions/advice
are greatly appreciated.

Brian
 Author: crxefx View Messages Posted By crxefx
 Posted: Mar 19, 2020 00:23
 Subject: Re: Computer advice?
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crxefx (1420)

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If it matters or not, I dissected our last all-in-one pretty easily. It had
a 1tb hard drive that pulls right out the back when you seperate the case. Was
able to save all the stuff we had on it plus now I have a third drive in my gaming
desktop. win-win. I also sold the ram and such on ebay.

As far as refurbished, my computer guy actually recommended a refurb intel processor
for my desktop. For less than half price it has worked excellent thus far. I'm
also not horribly knowledgeable so as long as there is at least some short term
warranty I'd probably go that route myself.
 Author: PineAppleMan View Messages Posted By PineAppleMan
 Posted: Mar 19, 2020 01:10
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PineAppleMan (548)

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I would recommend taking it to your local geek squad and have them look at it.
They will be able to tell you what is wrong with it and if it's worth fixing.
Keep in mind that with this virus store hours can change rapidly and would definitely
double-check that first.
-Alexander
 Author: Andrsv View Messages Posted By Andrsv
 Posted: Mar 19, 2020 03:15
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Make sure the one you buy has a ssd harddrive.
I also recommend 16GB of ram.

It doesn't matter much if you buy new or refurbished.

For monitor with your use you might consider the maximum resolution it can give.
The higher resolution, the more information you can fit on the screen. Also make
sure your pc handles the maximum resolution of your screen

When asking recommendation for computer, you should specify as much as possible
regarding your usage.

In Off Topic, CCBricks writes:
  Greetings everyone,

I am in the need of some advice. Just today, my HP19 (all in one computer) decided
to quit on me. The screen is not working, as well as the mouse, keyboard etc.
It gets power, but I believe its fried internally. I do not believe it is repairable,
based on the type of pc it is (and I honestly don't know if it's worth
trying).

Today, I have been looking at desktop/tower models as well as monitors. It's
been a while since I had to buy either lol. I would prefer not to buy another
all-in-one model and want to transition back to a tower. In my research efforts,
it is clear that the prices have went up! In looking I have found that several
big box stores offer refurbished models at deeply discounted prices. Are these
a good alternative? Or should I stay away from these and buy a new one?

As far as monitors go, they are fairly cheap and I dont need a gaming model.
I prefer the larger sizes and it doesnt need all the bells and whistles. Any
thoughts on a good brand. Let me know your thoughts and any tips/suggestions/advice
are greatly appreciated.

Brian
 Author: kzinti View Messages Posted By kzinti
 Posted: Mar 21, 2020 18:46
 Subject: Re: Computer advice?
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kzinti (4269)

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For most all of my business computer needs, I just purchase refurbished Dell
full tower computers. Get them on eBay for $100-$200, and they handle everything
I need for business. Money spent on a nicer display is money well spent though.
I found a great local deal on LG 32 inch displays for about $125 each, and bought
several for upgrades.