Couple months ago we got a new desktop from a computer shop because our old one was having issues. I don't remember what they were, but they had some type of an issue. I don't like this one because of it's low space for what we need to store on. For example, my dad recently got an iPad classic from an Apple Store and he's trying to import every CD he owns to iTunes, which takes up a lot of space. Because of this, he decided to get an external TB hard drive. That won't really solve the issue because you have to keep the songs in iTunes the whole time if you want to keep the songs on your iPod. If my parents can afford a new desktop replacement again for under $500, do you recommend to get this for basic everyday use?
Current Desktop Computer Specs:
Manufacturer: Dell Rating: 4.8 (Windows Experience Index Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 2.20GHz System Type: Vista 32-Bit OS (I was expecting to get Windows 7 64-Bit)
Hard Drive: 142 of 232GB Free Space
Graphics Card: nVida 8500 GT (None Of Us Play PC Games)
asked Apr 02 '11 at 22:31
When compared to your current desktop specs, the HP is superior in every way except for the video, which is equivalent or a slight step back.
The HP's CPU is a dual core with double of the cache of your current processor and with an additional gigahertz speed increase. Here is a comparison between the (HP) Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5800 and the (Dell) Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200: http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/176/Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_E2200_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_E5800.html
And the HP would also come with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. With the HP's 1TB hard drive, you would have more storage options when compared to your current 232GB hard drive. It sounds like that that HP specifications are more of what you were wanting in the first place. The HP Pavilion desktop that you linked to would be a good upgrade to what you already have if your sole purpose is having a computer just for every day basic general use. You would definitely see an increase performance with the HP Pavilion.
answered Apr 03 '11 at 13:05
Greg De Santis