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We're looking to get Fox's Mom a new computer for Xmess. Suggestions on retailers?

Profile of user:
No gaming.
Moderate Internet use.
Watches videos - like Youtube, not necessarily DVDs.
Moderate to heavy email use
Moderate to heavy Word use.
Not opposed to laptop but has no wireless hub.
Has a cat.

I was surprised that i could get a pretty robust (hardware wise) machine from HP for under $500.
Dell came in around 600 for a similar configuration. I was vaguely considering a Mac mini but Fox says that would be a pain to teach her a Mac.

She's not going to be rough on it at all. I was thinking I'd have her install AVG which should protect her from any random content she may download, which wouldn't be much.

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From: que_emocionante Date: October 23rd, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
my machine is pretty robust (love that word!) in that it's got an 80-gig harddrive and 512 megs of ram with a cd/dvd burner. it's a desktop. it was $299. that isn't including the monitor though.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: October 23rd, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
if she has a cat, that is a clear sign of ineptitude. buy her an amiga.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: October 24th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the cut of your jib.

Second the amiga!
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