Alright... I think the day has finally
Pretty sure I'll be buying this new beauty
in just a few hours... Hewlett Packard Pavilion a362n
desktop computer, featuring:
Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 3.00GHz, with Hyper-Threading Technology, 512MB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive, 4X DVD+RW and 16X DVD Drives, Microsoft Windows XP, ATI® RADEON™ 9200 graphics card, etc...
, for a couple hundred less than the list price they've got there (4 day sale right now). Problem is, I haven't picked a monitor yet. I'm gonna go 19" for sure, and thought I'd just get the bundle deal at Costco right now, but found out that the contrast ratio and response time on the HP monitors sucked. So I've got a bit more research to do in that department. But at least I've finally got the computer pegged, and for a reasonable price and at a good deal IMO.
Any of you gamers know if the ATI® RADEON™ 9200 graphics card is decent? I know they're up to the 9800 series now, but hopefully this one is still a solid addition for those many SW games I've had sitting around for the past couple years, but haven't played yet...
Any recommendations on good 19" monitors, or monitor brands in general? Or crappy brands to steer clear of?
Exciting to finally almost be retiring the old Compaq 266 Mhz piece of garbage we've had for the past 6 years! My wife snagged a P3 Dell laptop for cheap last year, but I freaking HATE using laptops! Time to join the modern era again, with something decent finally...