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This is a super machine, very quiet, has remote for tv tuner, plenty of I/O ports at the front and back, it has a Graphic card with both analogue and DVI out. This is my first posting - apologies for any mistakes. I have bought the machine - The Comet sales people told me there were only 4 left and its mail order only. I went to my local store and they had 10 machines just in the store!! so their stock system isnt very clever
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#1
Thanks for this. Going to take a trip down to comet later and see if they have one of these looks like a good deal!

Any one got any opinions?
#2
To my untrained eye this looks a great deal, well spotted.

I have read that 4200 AMD is not as good as Intel but still pretty good for most users
#4
Sorry, forgot to mention, it also has free upgrade to Windows Vista Premium
it ships with XP Media Edition
#5
#6
[SIZE=2]Think he was just offering an alternative with an Intel dual core instead of the AMD x2[/SIZE]
#7
phil001
[SIZE=2]Think he was just offering an alternative with an Intel dual core instead of the AMD x2[/SIZE]


Oh my bad :oops:
#8

Which is the best deal here, bearing in mind lack of vista and tv card on PC World deal against the AMD 4200 on Comet :?
#9
This model is also available from Woolworths for the same price.

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/ww_p2/product/index.jhtml?pid=50785378
#10
maxesdad
Which is the best deal here, bearing in mind lack of vista and tv card on PC World deal against the AMD 4200 on Comet :?


PC World one is also a refreb unit aswell.
#11
Daz CPFC
This one does have a Dual Core :)

Yes but it's a AMD and the INTEL is far superior.
#12
Daz CPFC
PC World one is also a refreb unit aswell.


Yes that's what it says but in my experience their refurbs are excess stock or stock that has been replaced by a new model...in this case they seem to be offloading all their XP loaded PCs....they do come with a 12 months warranty.
#13
maxesdad
Which is the best deal here, bearing in mind lack of vista and tv card on PC World deal against the AMD 4200 on Comet :?


I'm assuming that the TV card in the Gateway is analogue so not a great deal of use as most will want a digital tuner for all the freeview stations.

So it's a really a case of

1. buying the PC world one for the better CPU and having to buy Vista if that's the operating system you want and if you want a digital TV card having to buy a PCI one for about £30- £40.

2. Going for the Gateway because it has everything you desire from a PC.

it's personal choice.
#14
The full specs from the Gateway website are:

http://supcontent.gateway.com/support.gateway.com/images/ub/ub_clear.gif
Specifications
[FONT=arial][SIZE=1]Part Number: 1013940RGateway GM5046B Media Center Computer[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=arial][SIZE=1]Model: GM5046B[/SIZE][/FONT] Following are the specifications for the Gateway® GM5046B Media Center desktop computer. [SIZE=-1][COLOR=#ffffff]Feature[/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=-1][COLOR=#ffffff]Specification[/COLOR][/SIZE] Processor AMD Athlon® 64 X2 4200+, Dual Core with AMD64 Technology[LIST]
[*]2.2 GHz processor speed
[*]2000 system bus
[*]512 KB × 2 L2 cache[/LIST] Memory Installed: 1024 MB DDR2 533 MHz (PC2-4200) SDRAM
Expandable to: 4 GB
Video Integrated NVIDIA GeForce™ 7300LE with Turbo Cache, 64 MB
Up to 256 MB with shared video memory
VGA, DVI, S-video ports Audio Integrated 8-channel (7.1) Intel High Definition audio subsystem Hard Drive 250 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA II hard drive with 8 MB cache Optical Drive Double layer 16X DVD+/-RW drive
Media Reader 9-in-1 Digital Media Manager supporting the following: [LIST]
[*]CompactFlash Card
[*]IBM MicroDrive
[*]Memory Stick
[*]Memory Stick Pro
[*]SmartMedia Card
[*]Secure Digital(SD)/MMC
[*]Compact Flash
[*]Multimedia Card
[*]xD-Picture Card
[*]USB 2.0[/LIST]Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem Network Integrated 10/100 LAN Drive Bays Two external 3.5-inch
Two external 5.25-inch
Two internal 3.5-inch
Input Devices Multimedia keyboard
USB optical mouse
Media Center remote control
Speakers Stereo speakers Dimensions (H × W × D) 15.4 × 7.3 × 17.9 inches Weight 23.5 lbs (computer only, no packaging)

The Packard Bell has the following specs:

THIS IS A REFURBISHED PRODUCT AND COMES WITH A FULL 12 MONTHS WARRANTY

# Intel Core E6300 Processor
# 1.86GHz, 1GHz FSB,2MB Cache
# Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
# 1GB DDR RAM
# 200GB Hard Disk Drive
# Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive
# 64MB nVidia GeForce 7300se Graphics
# 8-In-1 Media Card Reader
# 6 USB connections
# 4 PCI Slots
#15
The card is only actually a 7300LE 64mb and is NOT a 256mb unless it shares system memory!

However the 7300LE is an underclocked 7300GS with 4 pixel pipelines whereas the Packard Bell 1569 has a 7300SE which only has two pixel pipelines and is hence considerably inferior in graphics performance!

The only advantage is that the Packard Bell has is a faster processor but the X2 4200+ is still competitive in this regard!!

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