PC recommendations for £500 - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
Expired

PC recommendations for £500

£0.00 @
My PC blew up, but it was covered on the insurance. Unfortunately this came in the form of £500 of Comet vouchers Any recommendations on the best PC for around £500 (laptop or desktop) from … Read More
snozz Avatar
7y, 2w agoPosted 7 years, 2 weeks ago
My PC blew up, but it was covered on the insurance.

Unfortunately this came in the form of £500 of Comet vouchers

Any recommendations on the best PC for around £500 (laptop or desktop) from Comet

Cheers
Snozz
Tags:
snozz Avatar
7y, 2w agoPosted 7 years, 2 weeks ago
Options

All Responses

(5) Jump to unreadPost an answer
Responses/page:
#1
Well a laptop and desktop are totally different things. And you can get more for your money with a desktop than a laptop.

For a desktop do you need a complete system (screen, keyboard etc) or do you have some parts.

For a laptop - do you plan to carry it around, or will it always be in the one place (this makes a difference for screen size and weight)

Most importantly, what do you want to do with it?

Doing basic "office work" would need a totally different computer from "playing games".
#2
Just need a base unit.. Have everything else.
The selection of desktops at Comet is VERY limited!

If a laptop, will be in 1 place. Won't be moving with it .



Using it for general office / internet / with occasional video editing.
#3
i'd ask your insurance company for something other than comet vouchers as the choice is so limited (and not good).
#4
I don’t think anything other than Comet vouchers is an option. A friend had something very similar. Claimed on house insurance for a washing machine, had to pay the excess (ie send the insurance company another £100) but ended up with a nice Comet voucher for £460 when the cost of a equal machine was £260. The thing is you don’t have to spend all the voucher on the computer in this case. They spent way less and still have £200 left which can be used for any purchase before the voucher runs out (12 months I think) so to the OP I would buy an average desktop PC and keep the rest. You might even be able to sell the voucher on the auction site if you wanted. As i say this is all 2nd hand info but I wouldn’t get too bogged down with thinking you have to spend all the £500 on a PC. Don't think that’s the case. Once the claim has been settled and agreed by the insurance company you can basically do what you want with the voucher. Though I'm not sure I would try not even buying a PC at all.
One final point, aren’t Comet vouchers accepted in other stores? Comet are part of a bigger group aren’t they?
#5

Post an Answer

You don't need an account to leave a response. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!