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Aptive Expansion Limited

Advantages: VFM, Build Quality, IBM!!
Disadvantages: Lack of expansion potential

This is a tricky one. I am an IT professional, but I bought a machine which most of my peers would not have touched. And I suppose only now I am getting frustrated. I bought the Aptiva from Comet for £999 last Christmas. PIII 500, DVD and 17" monito ...

carltonf 16.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of IBM Aptiva E 2158 (58275UK)

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Thank God for restore

Advantages: Works for a little while
Disadvantages: Becomes the worst pc after installing a software

This opinionis for an Aptiva G40, of which is now 5 years old. When we fist brought the PC it worked fine and as I am only 13 back then I was 8 and did not know very much about PC's (just how to type and explore Windows) so I was not mucking around instal ...

al.humbie 06.01.2001 · Read full review
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Aptiva = IBM excellence

Advantages: Reliable
Disadvantages: Pricey

I was lucky enough to ckoose an Aptiva as my home PC around four years ago. I say lucky because I had considered various other machines, but went for the Aptiva in the end. While not the cheapest, or even the highest spec machine that I had to choose from ...

Lad 22.07.2000 · Read full review
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IBM Aptiva 2158 family

Advantages: Ready to use, easy to setup.
Disadvantages: Not enough memory

IBM provide a 30day up and running facility to get you started. Very useful as the modem was not configured from factory, for use in UK. However, as an experienced user of PCs I found most of the problems started after this period. My Hard Drive ha ...

MJKerr 01.12.2000 · Read full review
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aptiva series

Advantages: Ease of use and ease of initial setup
Disadvantages: could maybe be better with a real pentium in it - but I don't really know without changing it

I bought an Aptiva from Comet 2 years ago for £600 and I am very happy with it. Apart from using the windows 98 which came with the machine I don't use any of the other software package - Lotus smart suite, software selection - Lotus seems to be incompat ...

watty52 28.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of IBM Aptiva E 2158 (58275UK)

Speed

Design

Manufacturer Support

Ease of use

Value For Money