My folks need a basic desktop for internet, office, photos (not editing), iplayer HD, watching DVDs etc.
Need about 100gb.
They already have a monitor/TV they want to keep.
I have dabbled in second hand computers etc but they have always caused me hassle breaking down, impossible to get parts for.
My ideal would be something with a decent warranty and support line.
I will also need a new mouse and keyboard.
I was considering the tesco deal been around a while now, is it still a decent deal?http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/568462/compaq-cq5223-quad-core-desktop-pc-
I would have to sell the monitor prolly get £80 ish? Bit of a pain if there is a decent deal with out a monitor.
Not too bothered about OS I have a spare copy of win 7 (basic one) I could use (but if not I could sell so take into account in price - £40?)
I know my folks would easily survive with a P4 type of speed computer but it really is key that this computer is reliable and easy to use and run!
Other option I saw was this one..obviously you pay extra for its compactness and I would need to buy an external DVD player (£30?).its pretty sexy and Im sure my folks would like not having a massive pc box.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/596903/acer-aspire-revo-r3600-atom-230-1-6?page=2
Would even consider the extra £100 for the dual core one if it was necessary.
Would the basic one do for my folks?
Thanks in advance!