My roomie wants a new desktop and wants one of the brand name companies from best buy. Which is better: sony, compaq, H-P, etc? He's looking for one mainly for net, email, some gaming.
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5/19/04 at 12:34am
Originally Posted by mrbreakit
All the PC manufacturers essentially use the same parts to build their computers. I dont really see too much of a difference between them. I would stay away from Sony though. Their quality has gone downhill across all its product lines PCs, TVs, PS2s, etc. My friend is a technician at Best Buy and he sees a lot of broken Sonys compared to other brands.
Just some advice.
Originally Posted by RdLdr1
Woah woah woah there. Some of the conglomo-companies (like Dell) take up the initiative to 'make sure' the user can only get parts from their company.
My friends, its called proprietary parts; and in the end when you want to upgrade or replace a certain piece of hardware (usually things like power supply, case design, etc.), you would have to get the part from the company.
This isnt true for all parts, but some companies design their own hardware for exclusive use for only their brand of PC. My friend learned this the hard way when a short circuit fried his power supply and motherboard. He pretty much said 'screw it' to the proprietary Dell parts and assembled his own PC from the non-fried, non-proprietary parts.
So in fair warning, if you wanna upgrade for yourself in the future, buy a PC from a company that doesnt use proprietary parts (in a bad way).
Originally Posted by tiwaz
....This is totally true. I had a teacher in an IT class in college talk about this. Dell reversed the power supply and made it imposable to upgrade anything without getting it from them...