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How good are HP Computers?....Have a chance to buy a new one in a damaged box.......40GB Hard drive, 128 MB RAM, 900 MH, Windows ME, CD Burner..along with monitor, mouse, keyboard..It is a tower.....Is this a good buy and are there any upgrade problems? Thanx in advance
 
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Well the thing about buying an HP or other Propriety computers is the parts & drivers have to be from HP only. Even the Windows are from HP w/ enhanced drivers. ( at least the last one I had was .... a 98 model.)
What HP pc is it... a Pavilion or what & what #?

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which model?

my old one was an HP Pavilion 6340
In My opinion... if its an Intel Celeron I wouldn't purchase it. Intel yes but not celeron.
Athlon is ok too. cooling might be a problem though.

as far as ME goes... I have that now... I like it so far..
Some things are a bit different but am getting used to it.

Also I think you will need another 128MB's of RAM memory.


check this http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php?masterid=377068&ut=183362a343021e28

also look at systems comparable on ubid.com & ebay.com


Savvy :)
 

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Hi Rocky,

I guess my concern would be with the 'damaged box' feature.....

What kind of damage? Did it fall off a truck? Water damage? How will you know it even works? Is the monitor in a damaged box as well? or separate?

And I guess that makes your last question even more difficult to answer:

Is it a good buy? You didn't indicate how much you were willing to pay......
 
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Also remember that HP's are notorious for being bad to upgrade in the future- they tend to use poor motherboards with limited expansion potential. If this is something that concerns you avoid it- it's likely you could get a better system for the same price elsewhere.
 
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I have to agree with B3gbie & AcaCandy said what I was thinking.

Thats why I bought a new PC cause the HP was not upgradable w/out more expense than the one I just bought.


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Hi

my advice is to stay away from brand name computers ( hp, gateway, dell ect). instead go for a custom build.

first you will pay much less money
second it can be updated later on
third even if custom build you will have warranty on it.


if you planning on getting a brand name just for the "24/7" tech support don't bother.


this is just my 2 cents.
 
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