How do I chose a good budget desktop computer?

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Questions thread
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FNorman OP New Member • Posts: 13
Re: Or, an XPS 8500 for $559-Core i5 3450, 8GB DDR3, etc.

Thanks, it sounds like there are some great deals available. I'll be sure to watch over the next coupe days/ weeks if necessary since I'm in no rush. Given the time of year I'm sure there will be many deals available.

I still have to make up my mind as to exactly what I want, but some of these offers seem like they're too good to pass up (I can buy 2 or 3 computers for what I was going to spend on one). Another post suggested I go with the Mac Mini, which I like, but I'm not completely sold on the idea that its the best option (as much as I like the form factor). It's also been suggested by various sources that Macs are in some way superior, but the PCs seem like they are a much better value. (No sales on Apple as far as I know, unless that changes with the upcoming holiday season.)

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