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obernst Avatar
6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hi.
I need to buy desktop and monitor. I need advise on which is better: read some forums and noticed that deals from Dell are usually cold. Looked around and this is the only website with the price I have in mind.
I do not play games. Mainly I will need it for my home work - documents, downloading books, internet search.

So I found these desktops 1. Inspiron 570 and 2. Inspiron 560. They have different base - but I have no idea what it means.

1. Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E5700 (3.00GHz, 800FSB, 2MB cache)
2. AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 (2.8GHz, 2MB Cache)

Please could you advise me on the best buy.
Thank you
obernst Avatar
6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
The 560 range uses Intel socket 775 processors and the 570 range uses AMD AM3 socket. As for general computing it will make little difference and as 99% of people never upgrade the processor on pre-built systems it makes little difference either way.

Of the two the Intel chip is generally regarded as faster (passmark CPU score).
#2
thanks. then 560 because its better.
#3
does anyone know cheaper websites for pc: any hot deals around?
#4
obernst
thanks. then 560 because its better.


Well looking at the specs the only other noticeable difference is the integrated graphics. The 785G (HD4200) chipset on the AMD system is about 50 more powerful than the G41(X4500) chipset on the Intel system. While neither is good for gaming and both support hardware video playback any 3D rendering done will be better handled by the AMD system.

To be fair 99% of the time you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two systems.

If you do want to make your computing experience more pleasurable then get an SSD. Around £90 will get you a Corsair F60 60GB or OCZ Vertex 2E.
#5
wow....honestly, I read it twice....and i can't say I understood it.
so if there is no much difference for gaming then the choice of 560 is still better as the processor is faster ;)))
and what do you mean by "computing experience"?
I like when I open program it does not take ages....at the moment it what i face every day. my laptop is so slow!!!!!

so what this SSD will give me in "normal words"
#6
any particular model with SSD????
sorry, but I am not in technology at all.... thanks to the forums on this website - bought a decent tv
#7
obernst
wow....honestly, I read it twice....and i can't say I understood it.
so if there is no much difference for gaming then the choice of 560 is still better as the processor is faster ;)))
and what do you mean by "computing experience"?
I like when I open program it does not take ages....at the moment it what i face every day. my laptop is so slow!!!!!

so what this SSD will give me in "normal words"


Lol. As I said you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two. If your current computer is slow then this will seem much faster anyway. :)

Exactly as you put it "waiting for programs to open". The hard disk in modern systems is generally the slow link so by using an SSD it will load them much quicker (almost instant in many cases).
#8
so how do I get SSD? does it mean I can upgrade it on Dell?
#9
Solid State drive, for basic/cheap computer needs you do not need this at the moment. I would ignore him to be honest and just go with a normal pc :)

SSD is really only if you live in 2013 or need things to open instantly rather than waiting 2 or 3 seconds.

Ebuyer.co.uk has some decent deals on cheap pc`s at the moment "Mainly I will need it for my home work - documents, downloading books, internet search."

If I were you, I would grab a cheap pc from ebuyer, maybe a zoostorm which is their own brand. Cheap n chearfull! If not they have a few nice HP's
#10
obernst
so how do I get SSD? does it mean I can upgrade it on Dell?


No, buy it separate (from ebuyer ect) and then just clone the drive that comes with the Dell using software like Actronis true image or Norton Ghost. If your not sure look up youtube videos or get someone with more knowledge to help.

You could get a quote from your local computer shop or from a PC builder at a local computer fair. :)
#11
Thanks for the post. I will have a look at ebuyer (their warranty).
I will also need to burn cd and dvds. So I assume I need to buy pc with +/- RW
#12
obernst
Thanks for the post. I will have a look at ebuyer (their warranty).
I will also need to burn cd and dvds. So I assume I need to buy pc with +/- RW


Yes most PC's come with DVD writers.
#13
:) didn't know there are computers fairs ;)
yeah, if I will decide to clone the drive I will ask for help....
#14
Theres a decent PC fair in most cities. But to be honest from what uve said u just need a basic pc. Ebuyer are/have been top notch with me for returns. Im having to return one with them at the moment down to customer dropped the pc and they are giving us a new pc. Its usually just 1 year but if something will stop working it will be in that year or 3.1years after so....

Also all pc's u buy now will have a dvd writer so dont worry too much about that. If you find one without keep clear of it.

Another website to keep an eye on is bigpockets.co.uk they have some decent stock in for cheap pc's but you have to time it right
#15
MrGBrown
Theres a decent PC fair in most cities. But to be honest from what uve said u just need a basic pc. Ebuyer are/have been top notch with me for returns. Im having to return one with them at the moment down to customer dropped the pc and they are giving us a new pc. Its usually just 1 year but if something will stop working it will be in that year or 3.1years after so....

Also all pc's u buy now will have a dvd writer so dont worry too much about that. If you find one without keep clear of it.

Another website to keep an eye on is bigpockets.co.uk they have some decent stock in for cheap pc's but you have to time it right



thanks. Any brands are more reliable than others??? I thought about Dell or PH. Acer is cheap but the reviews are not good.
In ideal world I want to buy pc and not to worry about it for 5 years.
banned#16
You could always build the Pc yourself it's easy & nothing can be fitted the wrong way around

Ps the Pentium is better
#17


Yes some are more reliable, I agree with the Intel pentium comment above. Not a fan of amd anymore 2bh unless you are into gaming. Intel seem more stable/reliable.
The trouble with computers today is that they are all built with a price already set, so its mostly all cheap tat. I like HP and ACER to be honest, on an acer laptop at the moment and its working well after 3 years.

How about this pc?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225774

Intel Pentium core i3 is a very decent cpu and 3gig of ram for £350 Should keep you going for a while yet....

I doubt it but you might find that pc cheaper else where (free delievery at ebuyer to)

Edited By: MrGBrown on Nov 26, 2010 07:51

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