Sunday, May 24, 2009

Best Buy deal: $300 for desktop with 18.5" LCD monitor!

Laptop this, laptop that, but you still need a desktop for a number of reasons, unless of course you don't :-) Obviously the importance of desktops has decreased significantly the last few years, but don't count them out just yet!

Best Buy has desktop packages starting at $300, good for the whole week, until Saturday May 30, 2009.

There are 11 models shown at the link above, let's take a look at some of the most interesting ones price-wise!

We start at $300, where we find the eMachines ET1161-05, paired with a 18.5" widescreen LCD display. Not bad at all eh? Can you get a laptop for that and with a big screen like that? Obviously NOT! However, this is not intended for heavy-duty processing, as it has the AMD Athlon LE-1620 single-core processor, but it does have a reasonable 2gb of memory, 160gb hard disk, NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics, card reader, and Vista Basic SP1. You can't really complain for all these, can you? :-)

And remember, there are absolutely no rebates to submit whatsoever at Best Buy!

If you want a more upscale model, you can pay $500 and get the dual-core HP a6814y Desktop which uses the Pentium E5200 dual-core processor and also comes with a slightly larger 19-inch LCD Monitor. And all the other features are better as well, such as six (6) gigabytes of RAM (main memory), 640gb hard disk spinning at 7200rpm, Intel GMA 3100 w/128MB dedicated, DVD burner, and of course 64-bit Vista since that's the only Windows-way to take advantage of the extra memory above 4gigs. Yes, one of those "we'll never need more than that" types of deals. Aye, aye, aye!

The same bundle as above, but with the addition of the HP D1530 deskjet printer only goes for $30 more. This is good assuming you need the printer, otherwise the printer will end up eating up space!

From there, we have more models, which we'll let you explore. They go as high as $2300, which as you can expect, they are the overhyped and overrated (oh my, what sacrilege) iMacs.

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