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All-in-One Computer - Opinions Please

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Drucifer, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    True...

    my iMac screen is far superior to the el-cheapo $150 LCD flat-panel monitor I have on my PC..
     
  2. Marlin Guy

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    You should have put that exclusion in your original post. :nono2:
     
  3. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    No it won't. I can buy laptops that are cheaper and faster than a $699 C2D with 2GB of RAM. Heck, an identically configured Dell Vostro laptop is $439. C2Q Vostro desktop with 3 GB of RAM is only $519.

    I'm only talking retail here, too. I'm not even discussing what can be done by parting it out and building a kit yourself. You can't play the hardware game with Apple; it used to be "but the PowerPC is better than Intel!" and now it's "It runs faster on the same exact hardware because it's got an Apple on it!"

    Frankly, it's a moot point. Accept that you're paying for the industrial design and the sticker on it and move on.
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Not interested in Mac or Dell. I run Win7Pro 64-Bit. Also must have 23" (or larger) screen and USB v3.

    And while I'm at it. A standalone swing mount so I can work everything from my lounge chair. Something like this . . . .

    [​IMG]

    . . . . but with a swing arm. That would allow me to swing the screen out of the way.
     
  5. Karen

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    Here you go!

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666303960

    Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM (2.0 / 2.90GHz)
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Features: 24" Full HD Touch LCD, 8GB RAM, 2TB (5400rpm) HDD, Blu-ray player/burner, NVIDIA® graphics (1GB VRAM), HDMI™ in/out, TV tuner

    Windows 7 Pro is available tho.

    DisplayBack Light Technology : LED
    Resolution : 1920 x 1080
    Screen Size : 24.0"
    Technology : Touch Screen, FullHD

    USB 2.0 : 3
    USB 3.0 : 2
     
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Nice. A little overkill. Need to find it on sale.
     
  7. Marlin Guy

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    ....and you thought a Dell was trouble! :lol:
     
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    The only recent Sony I own was a 36" monster TV.

    I remember years ago there was a problem with their laptops, but I haven't heard anything else bad about them since.

    Is the pre-school period in August the best sale time?
     
  9. Marlin Guy

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    Why would they put a 5400 rpm HDD in that thing? :confused:
     
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    I'm finding 5400 rpm in most. Maybe it's an heat issue or a noise issue.
     
  11. scooper

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    My problem with that is "It's a Sony" - I've boycotted Sony since the CD rootkit fiasco ( and yes - I know they are 2 different divisions).
     
  12. Marlin Guy

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    I've laid hands on several SONY PC's over the years.
    They've all been crap.
     
  13. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Seriously thinking of getting
    It's under $ 1K and got a 23" monitor.

    Anyone know where the current best online place to get Win7Pro upgrade? And while I'm at it - MS Office, Home Edition?
     
  14. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Teays...
    Do you have a student of any kind (elementary, HS, college) in the house? If so, you can get the student edition for like $120.
     
  15. davring

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    The student is no longer necessary.
     

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