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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Jun 11 2007, 8:30AM

Have you looked at the Dell Outlet (link above)? There are several Precision Workstation 390 systems with 4GB from $1800 to $2000. All were \"previously ordered new\" but never shipped.

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Postby Glenn Warner » Mon, Jun 11 2007, 8:33AM

George L Vought wrote:Dan ;
I'd love something with 4GB, but they run about 6 grand, I'd also love to have that too.


Highest price I saw for an M90 on the outlet -- $2609. Dual core2 2.33mh, ultra sharp screen, 512 nvidia, 4gb ram, two wireless cards, large hard drive (250gb?), DVD-RW. List price around $4000.
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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Jun 11 2007, 8:37AM

In fact, the Dell Outlet has a refurbished Precision Workstation 390 with 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 128MB nVidia Quadro FX550 video and XP Pro for $1189. You just can't beat that price for a workstation like that!

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Postby DanEpps » Mon, Jun 11 2007, 8:39AM

Glenn Warner wrote:
George L Vought wrote:Dan ;
I'd love something with 4GB, but they run about 6 grand, I'd also love to have that too.


Highest price I saw for an M90 on the outlet -- $2609. Dual core2 2.33mh, ultra sharp screen, 512 nvidia, 4gb ram, two wireless cards, large hard drive (250gb?), DVD-RW. List price around $4000.


Just for clarity George, the M90 is a notebook and the 390 is a desktop.

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Postby mikesand » Mon, Jun 11 2007, 12:59PM

George,

I think the most importaint thing is that you DO NOT let any one else use the computer. You can get away with a less than ideal machine if there is no other crap running on it. That means NO peer to peer (music sharing stuff), NO instant messenger stuff, NO huge anti virus suite packages, None of the inevetible codexs, patches, auto update, Flash stuff. You get the idea. If your kids use it The system will be FULL of little programs in short order. Yahooligans, PBS Kids, Nick Jr.com all these sites involve downloading stuff. Not to mention if the machine is used for \"adult entertainment\"........ Do you have a teenage boy?

Get a decient machine, make sure that there is a return policy, load up Ecabs and try to crash it. If the performance is acceptable, good; if not, return and upgrade. Let the family (and you) fill the other machine up with junk.

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Postby Al Navas » Mon, Jun 11 2007, 1:30PM

In addition to all that has been said, maintaining performance has been discussed to some length. You may want to look at this recent thread.


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