Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Enough Computing

Yesterday I bought a used computer.

For $60 I got the following:
- 1.7Ghz P4
- 32M Onboard Graphics
- 384M RAM
- 40G Hare Drive
- Several USB ports
- Ethernet

Keyboard, mouse and monitor were not included.

For $60 I can email, view youtube videos, surf the net and other basic computing stuff. Seemed to me like a reasonable deal. I almost never do any compute intensive jobs on my home PC so why spend hundreds of dollars?

For around $150 I could have gotten a slightly more up to date 64bit system.

Update: The hard drive crashed. Luckily I have an old spare 40G hanging around.

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