If you're buying a budget computer, it's worth your time to look into the Compaq Presario SR5610f desktop. It's not far off from a barebones machine, and you don't get a ton of extra features, but the price is so low that it's hard to complain. You get a dual-core 2.5GHz AMD processor, 3 gigs of ram, an integrated video card, and a 320GB hard drive, which should be enough power to get you through the standard applications, stuff like word processing, streaming video, mp3 playback, etc...but you definitely shouldn't expect it … Read more
If consumers and businesses are going to be convinced to switch to solid-state drives over hard disks, it's going to take something more compelling than 16GB.
On Wednesday, Hewlett-Packard will introduce a new version of its Compaq DC7800 series desktop PC. The product line was initially introduced last September, but now has an option of adding a 16GB solid-state drive (SSD) from SanDisk.
Sure, fewer moving parts when storing data is more reliable and saves power, but when an audience is conditioned to expect 80GB minimum in a desktop, 16GB appears a bit puny. (That's like running your … Read more
I told my sister I would buy her a new desktop, since her current one is on its last legs. She's not in college, nor is she a gamer, so I was looking for something simple and without a lot of bells and whistles. Also, she doesn't have a lot of space on her desk for an unwieldy tower, so I was looking for something compact. Enter the HP Pavilion Slimline S7600E, HP's offering into the small-form-factor market. Armed with a dual-core CPU and upgraded with a larger hard drive and more memory, the desktop I customized … Read more