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Where do you buy computers nowadays? I've looked in various places but Play or Amazon just lists out hundreds of machines with different specs. Dell seems expensive and I've heard complaints. Everybody complains about PC world. Where do you buy a computer nowadays?!!!

Date: 2009-12-28 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jetlagjen.livejournal.com
I'd suggest dabs.com - they're like Amazon, but with an electronics / computery bent. I've not bought a full system from them, but I've had all sorts of peripherals and have had no problems.

Date: 2010-01-05 09:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songofnewday.livejournal.com
Had a quick run through. Its nice to be able to specify a lot more parameters. I think it would be good to get a machine which has powerful basic functionality and then I could plug bits on as and when. Things like a motherboard that might start with 4Gb of memory buy has the options to expand up to 12Gb, spare room for a bluray drive, that sort of thing.

Of course, that's all a bit pie-in-the-sky until I sort out some cash!

Date: 2009-12-28 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahlascelles.livejournal.com
Dave used ebuyer for his laptop.

Date: 2009-12-28 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] areteus.livejournal.com
Advantage of ebuyer (and Dabs as well, I think) is that they have forums where people comment on the item and so you sometimes get some indication of whether it is worth getting.

Date: 2010-01-05 09:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songofnewday.livejournal.com
Got a link to Dabs. I'll have to take a look at eBuyer!

Date: 2009-12-29 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darzil.livejournal.com
Personally, I tend to build PCs (getting the normal bits from Dabs.com, and the odder bits from overclockers.co.uk or quietpc.com), and buy laptops (from Dell).

Dell customer support can be a bit ropey on occasion, but I've found the actual product to be good. Currently typing this on a Dell XPS M1530.

Date: 2010-01-05 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songofnewday.livejournal.com
I'll have a scout around. I've got a magazine which has instructions and advice on building your own PC and I've occasionaly added cards and even memory. Building a whole machine is a bit daunting though.

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