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Old 06-24-2006, 10:16 AM   #11
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Well one time my friend and I went to one, and one time he decided to screw around with the employees there. So he picked up a random wireless networking card, found an employee and asked him, "Hi, do you know if I can SLI two of these networking cards?" To which the guy said, "Umm...I think you need the Linksys ones to do so."
Haha, very good! I want to try something like that one time, staples are really really good for desks, and other stuff like that, and they have some nice computers in there, I mean a couple of them use the 6800, but the guys have no idea, what-so-ever, what they are chatting on about. Same with Tesco's! I dont think these places should be allowed to sell computers. There is one in Tesco at the minute, AMD 1500 + @ 1.13 Ghz, 256 'High speed RAM' (200Mhz) - Intergrated Video - which will bump the RAM down to 194, something like that - comes with a Lexmark Printer, and a 17" Flatscreen TFT - Guess what, 800!!
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:21 AM   #12
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ive got vista running with an ati radeon express 200 card (on a desktop pc). is that the same thing?
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:27 AM   #13
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Lower bandwidth, should be technicially the same..ahh, he should try it out, what's the worst that can happen? It can't work..Ooooh.
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:30 AM   #14
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yea lol. omg 800 for that pc!! i payed 550 for a top of the range lexmark printer and my pc (see sig) + 17" and some other software a few months ago from currys. what a rip off!
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:31 AM   #15
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Currys, not a good idea, they just want that sale on their rep. sheet, they will do anything

Apart from the RAM, that's not a bad deal, only because it comes with the 17" screen though, TFT or CRT?
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tft. quite a nice one aswell. the software is meant to be worth over 100 or something lol. its about 20 diff programs and games including a 3d home designer, tocca racer driver 2 (i think), prince of persia, and others. i didnt want to get one from currys but didnt really want to wait to build one (dads fussy). if mine can run vista then surely that laptop can
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:35 AM   #17
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That's ok then, 17" TFT's, decent ones are worth at least 150 alone.

Im sure it'll be able to run Vista.
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i guess I'll have to buy a vid card then if it doesnt work...
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I got quite a few stories about besybuy, and staples employees and how incredidilty stupid they are. I mean here in Germany for example i've talked to techs and they really knew their shit. I mean they really do know it when/if i ever open my store I will hire poeple that know their shit. If a guy come to me and wants tos ell my computers, yet can't tell me the difference between XP, and Linux or has no idea of what a linux distro is, or doesn't understand somthing fairly basic, he won't get hired. How ever most stores just want a mouth on the floor.
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why not take it back....?
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