Jump to content
  • entries
    295
  • comments
    862
  • views
    242,364

just buy a Dell?

Sign in to follow this  
EricBall

463 views

My home computer is close to dead - random reboots and errors which point to a hardware failure. It's at least 7 years old, so I guess it's time for an upgrade. Sigh.

 

I've spec'd out a Dell replacement for C$878+tax etc. My question is whether there's any real point in looking at other makes etc. Unlike the old machine, I'm not interested in researching each component and assembling it myself. I have consoles for playing games so I don't need the ultimate in performance. I just want good value for money.

 

I guess my thinking is HP et al are sold via channels like Future Shop, who are going to take a slice of the profit. But Dell can take some of that cost and give me a better price.

 

I'd look at Macs too if I didn't have a bunch of Windows only software. Macs are great if you can stay inside the box of available software. Unfortunately, I tend to wander off that trail.

Sign in to follow this  


3 Comments


Recommended Comments

I'd look at Macs too if I didn't have a bunch of Windows only software. Macs are great if you can stay inside the box of available software. Unfortunately, I tend to wander off that trail.
Macs can run Windows software. You can boot straight into Windows, or run a virtual machine using VMware or Parallels.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Macs can run Windows software. You can boot straight into Windows, or run a virtual machine using VMware or Parallels.

True, but I did my dual-boot penance with OS/2. And just like WinOS/2 was almost, but not quite compatible with Win 3.1, virtual machines have the same problems.

 

There's also the cost issue. My Dell spec'd out at C$834, while a Mac Pro starts at C$2899 and an less powerful iMac with a smaller screen is C$1299. To which I'd have to add the cost of a cost of a Windows 7 license, except Boot Camp doesn't support Win7 yet....

Share this comment


Link to comment
Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...