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    Basic Home PC For My Parents

    Can anyone recommends me a home pc for my parents, they ideally wanna spend £250 max, its just needs to be the base as they have all the other bits

    Thanks in advance

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    What do they need it for?
    word processing surfing? gaming? watching dvds? encoding files? video editing?Gaming?

    Basic, but reliable from ]ebuyer


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    Currys have got a few good deals on re-conditioned PCs at the moment. They're all guaranteed for 12 months - I've had refurb PCs before from them and never had a problem. Most come with keyboard and mouse; some also include speakers (no monitor).

    Anyway, prices start from £149.99 for the most basic (Intel Celeron Processor 2.8GHz, XP Home, CD-Rom drive, 256MB RAM, 40GB Hard Disk etc.). This would be fine for my parents (word processing, a bit of surfing, uploading photos from digi camera and emails etc.).

    If they wanted to spend a little more, there are PCs with a better processor (Intel Pentium 4, 3GHz), DVD Re-write drive, 120GB Hard Drive, 512MB RAM etc., for £199. There are other PCs in between this price range.

    Use coupon code PRFREEDEL for free delivery on any of these (anything over £149) plus coupon code FRESH05 will save you another 5%.

    You can use both of these together, so if you went for the cheapest PC available, you could get it for £142.49 delivered. Oh - and quidco will give you 3% cashback too.

    Here's the link:

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    dude your a star, thank you

    just a word of advice...I'd recommend at least 512mb of ram...it'll work with 256mb but with onboard graphics it will suck the living daylights out of such restricted memory.

    there is also a 5% PCWORLD code YAWF07

    Or if you want something a little more future proof.. nice dual core here
    currys.co.uk/mar…387

    Same codes as before = 212.50 - quidco of 3% = 206 quid.. a little more than above but significantly faster short of buying a core 2 duo you wont get better.. add another half gig RAM from crucial for 26 quid and its pretty cutting edge. Media centre too so free vista home premium upgrade = wont be out of date for many years. Dedicated graphics incase they do want to do video editing too... this should handle most things you can throw at it (short of the latest games)

    Interest free finance available too.

    seancampbell

    Or if you want something a little more future proof.. nice dual core … Or if you want something a little more future proof.. nice dual core here]http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0071618068.1172326678@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccfcaddkfemfeifcflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=1&sm=1&tm=5&sku=539556&category_oid=-26387Same codes as before = 212.50 - quidco of 3% = 206 quid.. a little more than above but significantly faster short of buying a core 2 duo you wont get better.. add another half gig RAM from crucial for 26 quid and its pretty cutting edge. Media centre too so free vista home premium upgrade = wont be out of date for many years. Dedicated graphics incase they do want to do video editing too... this should handle most things you can throw at it (short of the latest games)Interest free finance available too.


    agree... it's exactly the same as I recomended earlier in the thread......

    PC World only gives half price vista though - Currys is a free upgrade.
    Both subject to 11 or 12 quid p n p/handling charge though

    seancampbell

    PC World only gives half price vista though - Currys is a free … PC World only gives half price vista though - Currys is a free upgrade.Both subject to 11 or 12 quid p n p/handling charge though



    Sorry to be a pain...but I cannot see any reference to a free vista upgade on the link...is it mentioned somewhere else?

    I bought a recon from the DSG group and got a leaflet about it - again a packard bell (though a core 2 duo). Xp pro/MCE-vista premium is 12 pounds according to it for all desktop bought until the end of the month.

    seancampbell

    I bought a recon from the DSG group and got a leaflet about it - again a … I bought a recon from the DSG group and got a leaflet about it - again a packard bell (though a core 2 duo). Xp pro/MCE-vista premium is 12 pounds according to it for all desktop bought until the end of the month.


    Thanks

    Somehow i missed the 'PC' in the title and was going to offer them my shed.
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