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Old 05-19-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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http://www.powerc.com/uk/ps/Complete%20Intel%20Systems%20What's%20Hot/1/code/pc-m1640u/act/gpage

Case: Power ATX Micro
Processor: Intel Celeron 3GHz 512KB Cache CPU
Memory (RAM): 2GB
Hard Drive: 250GB
Operating system: Windows Vista Home Basic
Graphics type: OnBoard shared memory
Optical drive 1: DVD+/-R/RW DVD-RAM CDRW
VGA output: Yes
4 x Rear & 2 x Front USB 2.0 slots
1 x PCI Express x16: 2x PCI: 1x PCI Express x1:
1 x Lan (Ethernet) 1x Serial: 2x PS/2 ports
1 Years Return to Base Warranty Free Collect & Return
Keyboard and optical mouse with Desktop Speakers
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17" Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor
Display size: 17" (43,18 cm) WIDE
Panel Type: Active Matrix TFT
Brightness: 250 cd/m (typ.)
Contrast: (typ.) 600:1
Pixel pitch: 0,255(H) x 0,255(V) mm
Resolution: (H x V) WXGA+ 1440 x 900
Response time: 5 ms (typ.)
View angles: (CR>10) H/V 160/150
Display colors: 16,2 Mio colors
Display Surface: Anti-Glare
Input 1: VGA
Supply: AC 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Consumption: 28 W
Operation: Temp/Hum 5 ~ 35C 10 ~ 85%
Dimension: (W*D*H) 405 x 199 x 380 mm
Net weight: 3,4 kg
Tilt: 0~ 20
VESA mounting: VESA Standard, 100mm
On screen display: EN,TC,DE,FR,ES,IT,PT,NL,SC,JS,KR
Safety: UL/CUL, TUV, CB, BSMI, FCC, CE, GOST
Emission: MPR II
Power saving: EPA Energy Star
Accessories included: powercord, VGA cable, users manual (CD), quickstart guide (paper), warranty card

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My laptop decided to pack it in so, seeing as i'm on a year out from Uni, I thought i'd just get a desktop for the time being.

Is this a worthwhile deal? It'll be used for surfing, downloading, listening to music, writing and some games (Football Manager, Civilization IV etc...) nothing too intense as I have a ps3.

I'm really just wondering how 'upgradeable' this is. I was thinking of building my own, would this option be cheaper? Also, in terms of upgrading graphics, installing wireless PCI cards etc etc... would this be a decent machine to start of with and upgrade over time?

Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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how much does this cost the link is not working
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
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sorry, 299. Actually, 290 as i don't need a mouse or keyboard.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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it looks like for what you are getting its just an ok deal but you could build one a little better for maybe a hundred more by using a barebones kit from tigerdirect(idk if they ship where you are)

if that is all you can spend you wont find much better if you ask me
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