I dont want all the accesories, JUST the tower...and all it will be used for is web surfing, word processing..no games
thanks for any ideas
11-19-06, 12:28 PM
Dell recently had an AMD 3200+ based machine for $289 free ship, but that was last weeks deal, this weeks includes the 19" LCD for $419
Wait until next week and the deal will change again. A cheap Dell is still supported by Dell and is a good way to go.
11-19-06, 02:15 PM
You can also try the Dell outlet for refurbs, since they generally don't include monitors while their other hot deals generally do include them.
11-19-06, 03:36 PM
Why not take advantage of one of the free monitor offers and sell it?
11-20-06, 12:01 PM
We've had good luck with the refurbished system we bought from Dell Financial Services (http://stores.ebay.com/Dell-Financial-Services) on eBay. Models tend to be a bit older than the ones at the Dell Outlet store, which also runs some good deals (as long as a shipping discount is available).
I went with a GX240 desktop because I already had accessories and compatible upgrades (RAM, DVD-R drive, etc.) from my previous system. It's a P4/1.5GHz that is used for tasks similar to the ones you list, and it's more than enough. It came in at less than $150 shipped over a year ago and included a brand new keyboard and optical wheel mouse.
11-20-06, 12:27 PM
I would go for Dell. If you don't want any accessories and monitor, you can remove them through Customize button.