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DON'T CUT A PIECE OF MEAT WITH A SWORD

AdvantagesInteresting, Entertaining and Economical

DisadvantagesNeed Much Time and Patience

"Buying a new Personal Computer (PC) which is expected to accommodate someone’s requirements or needs sometimes is quite difficult, especially with limited budget. However, with a little bit of patience, general knowledge on PC components and serious efforts, I am sure s/he can build a ‘dream PC’ though with limited budget. Here I am going to share with you my experience in building a PC in low cost for everyone’s personal requirements based on ..." Read review
18.08.2007

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Community Level 6Versatile

Versatile

MORE GIGABYTES PLEASE.......

AdvantagesAll in opinion

DisadvantagesAll in opinion

"Buying a PC can be very confusing, especially with so many products to choose from. The PC market is huge & so it is very easy to purchase the wrong computer if you go in blindly without actually knowing anything about the system you are buying. We all know PC`s are not cheap & we also know that most of us have made some bad choices in the past. It also doesn’t help that every Christmas our computers are almost twice as powerful as the previous years ..." Read review
12.12.2001

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IT'S YOUR CHOICE NOT THE SALES PERSON'S CHOICE

AdvantagesThinking about what is on offer

DisadvantagesBuying too soon

"...few systems, a sales staff member came over straight away and asked if I needed any help. I told him about a few of the systems that I liked and asked him more about them. At the time you could probably say that I was more interested in what came with the PC rather than what was inside the PC, which was another mistake I now rue. After setting my eye on a particular system and getting excited at the prospect of taking it home right then, I did ..." Read review
14.10.2001

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Community Level 5stevie-boy

stevie-boy

How to choose a computer...

AdvantagesYou could find a very good deal!

DisadvantagesYou may buy a duff computer!

"Computers, computers...you see them everywhere you go. Whether it be someone's house, an office, a shop or even in a delivery van. The question is, when I buy a computer, how can I be sure that I'm getting good value for money? Don't worry, stevie-boy's here to help you on your quest to find a good computer! I work part time in a computer shop so I have good background knowledge on what to buy. For this piece of advice, I'll split the computer ..." Read review
29.10.2002

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Don't get ripped off

AdvantagesThere's some bargains out there..

Disadvantages.. but some real rotten deals too.

"Here it is: Matt’s guide to finding the perfect PC! **INTRODUCTION** This is quite a pointless category really - if you're reading this you most likely own a PC already, right? Never mind, this is for those who are upgrading their computer, need some advice on which kit to buy, or are just curious! It's a big bad world out there, and buying computers is no exception. Those pushy salesmen will fleece you if you're not careful! Best to arm ..." Read review
27.03.2003

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Community Level 4tagheur

tagheur

Why on earth do you want a PC

AdvantagesPeople will think that you are very sharp

DisadvantagesThey'll be right

"************WARNING****************** ************LONG OPINION ************* This op is a bit paradoxical (or perhaps oxymoronic?). In order to read it you will obviously have to have a PC, yet it talks about choosing your first PC. My thought is that you who already have machines may want to print this out for any of those friends or colleagues who ask you on a regular basis for advice on what to purchase! Because any fule knowe that anyone ..." Read review
26.09.2002

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Community Level 5C_W_Monkey

C_W_Monkey

How to get the best deal

Advantagescan get up to 10% off

DisadvantagesTakes time

"Here's a bit of a different review. If you're expecting me to tell you WHAT to buy, then don't bother reading on. I'm going to tell you how to buy a PC or Laptop for the cheapest price, how to deal with those sales people. Firstly, you must know the way that computers (and most expensive things) are priced. They are always able to sell them at about 10% discount and still make enough profit. The sales people have been given instructions that they ..." Read review
25.04.2004

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Community Level 6Simoncook1

Simoncook1

Take your time, dont be impulsive

AdvantagesTake your time and buy the PC that is right for you

DisadvantagesImpulse buying leads to poor choices

"There are many stressful things in life; going to the dentist, getting married, driving test through the hazardous streets of Pontypridd, kissing a girl for the first time, kissing a boy for the first time!!!. But one thing that isn't often considered stressful is buying a computer! Before even setting out to buy a computer you should really think about what you will use the computer for and how you ..." Read review
23.08.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

Fantasy Island

AdvantagesA great asset

DisadvantagesPreys on your mind when it goes wrong

"Gird your loins, gentle readers, and prepare for a sparkle to appear in your shining eye, for dave27 is about to lead you into the land of total pleasure. This evening, as a once in a lifetime experience, we rush headlong into the world of big boys' toys, for the subject of this evening's sermon is buying a computer system, the best a man can get. Blokes are funny really, because they remain forever, no matter how old they get, just a big kid at ..." Read review
03.12.2001

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Seedy bribery...

AdvantagesKeeps someone somewhere in work

Disadvantages.

"ON BUYING A NEW COMPUTER. I recently bought myself a replacement computer for my home office use. In consequence it needed to be a general workhorse machine (word processing, database development, internet access, occasional games player) rather than conform to any one specialist format. I also decided to invest in a photo quality printer to go alongside my digital camera to help me develop my photographic hobby. (I am in the process of reviewing ..." Read review
23.12.2002

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Community Level 6karen5416

karen5416

Learning the Basics

AdvantagesIts good to know what they mean

Disadvantagesnone

"Whilst i was Doing my Clait, IBT 2 and ECDL courses i oftened wondered about what things meant and how to use them. So i thought this might be handy for someone new to pc's, and those that are doing the courses have done.. So heres some information on a pc.. INPUT DEVICES SCANNER Allows printed material to be copied from the scanner onto your pc. (Picture’s, text documents) TRACKBALL Are mostly found on laptops and act the same way ..." Read review
29.03.2004

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Community Level 5linda01865

linda01865

YOUR CHOICE

AdvantagesGETTING A COMPUTER THAT WORKS FOR YOU

DisadvantagesTAKES TIME LOOKING

"...a company which is a member of the p.c. Marketers Association,P.O.Box48,Royston,Herts SG8 6JS is helpful as it vets its members and requires them to keep to the code of practice.Its not a huge safeguard but a start. There are many good dealers, but it is best to ask around. Ask friends. Ask about there use of the computer.Do they have problems? Finally one last thing ask about the after support. Some firms will provide support if you have a ..." Read review
23.08.2001

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Community Level 6TheDuke

TheDuke

Dukes Dodgy PC Dealership

AdvantagesGets you the PC you want

DisadvantagesMore work than just goiung to Gateway or Tiny

"OK, you’ve decided that it’s time to join the 21st century and get yourself a computer. Easy – just walk into a computer retailer and buy one, right? Right! If it was so easy, why are you reading this opinion? For the sake of this advice, I’m assuming that you know very little (if anything) about computers and if this gets patronising in any way, I apologise now. I’m also referring to PC compatibles, not Apples or any ..." Read review
29.08.2001

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Community Level 4steveymacca

steveymacca

Three Top PCs

AdvantagesGreat PCs

DisadvantagesSoon to be outdated

"Here in my opinion I have given details and my views on 3 top PCs currently at the cutting edge of the market. Enjoy! Name of PC: Advent P4 1.8GHz Base Unit (without monitor) Found on: www.pcworld.co.uk Price: £850 (including VAT) Features · Pentium 4 1.8 GHz Processor · 256 Mb SDRAM · 40Gb Hard drive · DVD-ROM · CD-Rewriter · 32Mb Geforce 2 graphics · 128v Sound and Speakers · 56K Modem · Windows millennium edition ..." Read review
08.10.2001

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Community Level 8thingywhat...

thingywhatsit

DON'T BE FOOLED BY ADVERTISEMENTS.

AdvantagesMaybe this will help someone.

DisadvantagesMaybe it won;t

"I am writing this because so many people go for flash looking computers, rather than ones that will give them what they need. I could easily have fallen into this trap in a commercial world, but I live far away in the country and had to sit back and read a lot and decide what I wanted my computer to do for me before I bought it. I listed all the things and these were : Internet at a reasonable speed. Photographs Written work storage ..." Read review
26.02.2004

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