More Bang for your Buck

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by toploader, Aug 29, 2005.

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  1. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    i must admit i'm impressed with how little a good PC costs these days

    it wasn't that long ago when a 486 with 8 meg ram 400 meg hard drive + monitor cost in excess of £2000

    my first PC cost £1000 and had a massive 16 meg of ram and a 2 gig hard disk running at 233 megahz with a 14 inch screen (did come with a printer and scanner though)

    my latest PC cost £360 and has 512 meg of ram and 80 gig hard drive and 2.8 gighz processor with 17 inch screen.

    At this rate my next PC in 8 years time will have 16 gigs of ram 3200 gig hard drive and 20 gighz cpu - 20 inch screen and cost about £120 (or free with a 2 litre bottle of cola) :D
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2005
  2. VIPER99

    VIPER99 Registered Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    LOL, I can't wait for that to happen.

    Ya your right though,
    I picked up a system with 80GB, 512MB Ram, AMD 3000+ and a 9600 Radeon Video card and monitor last year for around $1300 and that was at cost for me so it would have cost someone else about $1700 or so. Now you can get around the same thing for under $1000.
  3. probprince

    probprince Registered Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    yea, look at cell phones, Nokia is giving out some free cellphones in cereal boxes to attract people toward their plans.
  4. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    I wish notebooks were as cheap.
  5. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    I don't think, that cell-phones are a good example,
    because years ago, you could get much larger cell-phones
    for the same money and more kilo's of cellphone.
    backpack included, and an antenna that could easaly pick-up a lightning or two from the sky.

    Now if you buy a cell phone with Internet,GPS,DIVX,TV,Radio,3d-video-cam,
    Zetabyte harddisk,Mpeg57 player
    etc. you must be carefull not to glue it between the stamp on your mail.
    and keep it in your contact lenzes box.
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