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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: New computer advice   Mon May 28, 2018 12:12 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Stick is right, absolutely nothing wrong with refurbished stuff, and they do come with warranties. Most vendors will even offer extended ones for change.

Kind of like cars, I reckon. Every car on the road is a used car.
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PostSubject: Re: New computer advice   Mon May 28, 2018 8:33 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
Stick is right, absolutely nothing wrong with refurbished stuff, and they do come with warranties. Most vendors will even offer extended ones for change.

Kind of like cars, I reckon. Every car on the road is a used car.

I have reservations about refurbished equipment. So probably won't be going there.


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PostSubject: Re: New computer advice   Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:19 pm

The deed is now done. After much consideration I chose this unit from Costco, and had a friend who is a member purchase it for me.

https://www.costco.com/Acer-Aspire-TC-Tower---Intel-Core-i3.product.100383325.html

It wasn't in stock at the store so it was ordered on-line from Costco, and I should have it this coming week. It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but it has 12 gigs of RAM and a modern processor. Plenty powerful and should be lightning fast.

I'll have the local computer geek remove Windows 10 and install the current version of Ubuntu and browser of my choice.

Thanks again to all who offered advice. This unit should see me through for a while and allow me to view the sites that my old timer won't connect to.


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PostSubject: Re: New computer advice   Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:47 pm

Took delivery of the tower. However the geek is out of town until early next week. When he gets back he'll install Ubuntu and the browsers of my choice (I like to have 2). So the new dawn will have to wait a few more days. Oh well!

Neutral


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PostSubject: Re: New computer advice   Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:42 pm

I3 @ 3.9 and 12gb DDR4 ram, yeah I would say this thing should fly bounce
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PostSubject: Re: New computer advice   Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:03 pm

Congratulations, Rande!

I think this was the one that I originally referenced in my early post on the matter. Did you decide to kick in the extra $60? Either way, I think you made a fine selection. This should have plenty of memory to keep your machine moving quickly, as well as plenty of storage space. You're good for at least 10 years with this baby, and Costco has a 2 year warranty on their products too (which is a year longer than most manufacturer warranties).

Hope you enjoy it!

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Loren
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PostSubject: Re: New computer advice   Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:09 pm

BriarBeagle wrote:
Congratulations, Rande!

I think this was the one that I originally referenced in my early post on the matter.  Did you decide to kick in the extra $60? Either way, I think you made a fine selection.  This should have plenty of memory to keep your machine moving quickly, as well as plenty of storage space.  You're good for at least 10 years with this baby, and Costco has a 2 year warranty on their products too (which is a year longer than most manufacturer warranties).

Hope you enjoy it!

Best,

Loren

Ya, it prolly is Loren. And the extra $$ will be well worth it.


ak2000 wrote:
I3 @ 3.9 and 12gb DDR4 ram, yeah I would say this thing should fly. bounce

Thanks for the confirmation Andy.

Looking forward to getting this beast up and running!



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