Has everything you need (except monitor) to get up and running quickly
BEING A PREVIOUS GATEWAY CUSTOMER, THIS WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR ME. IT HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED (EXCEPT MONITOR) TO GET UP AND RUNNING QUICKLY. IT HAS A HUGE HARD DRIVE AND 6GB OF MEMORY WHICH IS PLENTY FOR THE AVERAGE USER. A BEAUTIFUL CASE PLUS A KEYBORD AND MOUSE AND PLENTY OF USB PORTS PLUS 2 USB 3.0 WHICH SPEEDS UP YOUR UPLOADS OR DOWNLOADS. FOR THE PRICE, IT WOULD BE A WISE CHOICE FOR A COMPUTER.
Very fast, 4th-gen CPU, Dedicated sound card
Aside from its mostly unnecessary abundance of RAM, the XPS 8700 Special Edition is a well-rounded performance desktop that's a good fit as a family PC or a dorm-room power tower. It's powerful enough to handle pretty much any task that you throw at it, from high-end media creation to high-resolution gaming. And its desktop form factor and upgradability mean it won't have to be replaced as soon as one of the components gets too slow or fails.
Great price for a beginner gaming computer!
I've been searching for a computer around the $500 price for a while and I pulled the trigger on this system. I play League of Legends, Path of Exile, SC2, and a few other games that don't require expensive video cards to run. The computer worked right out the box and boots up REALLY fast! The blue LED fan matches the blue trim of the case, which I like a lot. Not much else I can say, except I recommend anyone that is on a $500 budget to get this computer.
Great value all-in-one
For the price point this is an all around great desktop. The screen is bright and nice with great color, its relatively speedy for the price range, and comes in an attractive package. It looks and feels like it cost more than $500. My only complaint comes from working with windows 8, but that will be an issue with any new computer. It does what I need it to do, which is be a competent family computer.
1080p HD screen, 15-month McAfee protection
If you have a need for composite AV in and VGA in on a touch screen all-in-one desktop, the Inspiron One 23 should be on the top of the list. If you don't need this admittedly specialized set of inputs, then there are other more attractive AIO PC choices out there for the same amount of money.
Best desktop - ever!
We've been Dell customers for 7+ years and our old laptops were - well - tired. Purchased this All in One and it absolutely rocks! Fast and huge screen with bluetooth keyboard and touchscreen. I purchased a Dell 17" laptop, which I also like, but I wish we bought 2 x All in Ones.
Great for the price you pay
I was looking for a PC I could customize with my own parts but, with it having decent parts at stock and I have to say, you cant get better for the price. Don't be discouraged by the i3 Processor, it is WTFast! At over 3.0 GHZ it can handle almost anything! I did change the 4 GB to 8 and changed the graphics card but, if you are a person looking for a PC you can upgrade that has good parts at the beginning, this is for you!
The HP Pavilion p6-2100 is certainly not going to be winning any speed contests among budget desktop systems but with its street price near $400 it does provide a decent experience for anyone that is looking to get a basic desktop PC. Just be warned that a number of features such as peripheral connectors are dropped to help keep the prices down. This makes it more difficult to upgrade the system either internally or externally than competing desktops that cost just a bit more.
Plenty of memory and hard drive space at an affordable price
The HP Pavilion p6-2350 review is a good buy for people that wants a good solid desktop computer that will give them years of service. With a big and reputable company like HP, you know that they have a quality product.
4 GB of RAM with easy expansion to 8 GB
The HP Pavilion p6-2100 desktop is an excellent setup for an entry-level system. It has plenty of power for your daily activities and if you do not wish to invest tons of money into it, it the perfect choice. Be it office or multimedia, the HP Pavilion p6-2100 desktop will handle the task you give it. The fact that it also packs plenty of expansion ports, gives it good upgrade capabilities and components are not expensive at all.
Good performing PC with good value
Overall the HP Pavilion p6-2280ea desktop PC feedback from users points to a good performing PC with good value. The graphics card could be improved but can be upgraded, though from our experience the combination of the i5 CPU and 1GB of graphics RAM has played some high end games ok, so it may be worth a try for gaming and then upgrading in the future.
Has faster integrated graphics
The new Mac mini continues to build on the solid foundation set by the 2011 model. If you prefer a Mac desktop computer to a laptop, and/or you don't want to be confined to the glossy 21.5- or 27-inch displays that come with the iMac, the Mac mini is a capable system for most tasks. The quad-core Core i7 processor and the larger storage capacity make the £679-799 Mac mini more attractive - plus you £200.
More than powerful enough for most tasks
A lovely machine that has so many uses it's almost staggering. It works as a desktop machine, it works as a media centre. It's not hugely cheap, but it is still the cheapest way to get into Apple computers, without buying reconditioned or second-hand. But as a computer, it's very likable and is well-placed to snatch the desktop crown away from those slightly uglier Windows boxes.
The slim H520s may be considered part of Lenovo's Essential lineup of computers but it is a very capable system when it is properly configured. With a quad core processor, dedicated graphics and Blu-ray drive it certainly performs very quickly and has features other mainstream slim desktop lack. There are a number of drawbacks though including the lack of wireless networking and just 8GB of memory.
Built-in Wi-Fi & optional Blu-ray
Lenovo continues to make strides in the slim desktop PC category with the IdeaCentre H520s. It combines a slim space-saving design with ease of use and a range of entertainment features. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, built-in wireless connectivity and a 1TB hard drive. The slim design does limit future expansion, but it comes with everything most users will need.
Good specs for the price
As mentioned, for under $500, you are getting good value for money. If you are on a budget and just want a desktop to perform daily computing tasks on without being too concerned with playing the latest games, you would struggle to do better than the Lenovo IdeaCentre H520s 25612JU.
Great price for a great computer, this is an excellent machine fast, beautiful display. It's attractive and very functional. Screen is big and clear and bright. So, this Lenovo H520s 25615AU is low priced, but high powered, at least for what I need it to do. I did comparison shopping both online and at places like Best Buy, Office Max, and Office Depot before choosing and buying this desktop. It was at a great price!
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