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Celeron versus Intel ???

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Celeron versus Intel ???

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Money is very short, thus need to save money where possible. Need new computer, celeron or intel which do people think is still best, and would it make much difference to longeivity of Pc?

Users of PC, 1x student Tee, 1x student uni =study and reference, personal I.T. study=databasing, coding, General use=older games, music, surfing net, chat.

No need for other than intergrated graphics as cannot afford latest games.
Basic package- acer? without monitor $650.00? Is this good price? Aus $.
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    TheChas

    Celeron processors are still Intel processors. Think of Celeron's as a Toyota versus the Pentium being a Lexus.

    At a given CPU speed, a Pentium will have better performance than a Celeron.

    This will show up most when playing graphic intensive games, or editing digital video.

    We would need to know more about the system specifications to say if that is a good price.

    Chas

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    3 choices to Buy
    Acer Aspire SA90 CPU $999 Intel Core 2 Duo processor E4300 1.80GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor E4300 1.80GHz, 512MB DDR2, 160GB 7200rpm SATA, DVD Dual 16x Double Layer, Integrated High-Definition Audio (7.1-channel)
    Features: PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo processor E4300 1.80GHz
    MEMORY - 512MB DDR2
    HARD DRIVE - 160GB 7200rpm SATA
    OPTICAL DRIVE - DVD Dual 16x Double Layer
    VIDEO - UMA
    AUDIO - Integrated High-Definition Audio (7.1-channel)
    MODEM - Fax modem
    KEYBOARD - USB keyboard
    MOUSE - USB mouse
    CARD READER - 9-in-1 card reader
    USB PORT - 2 front ports and 2 rear ports
    PARALLEL PORT - 1 parallel port
    SERIAL PORT - 1 serial port SOFTWARE - Windows Vista Home Basic, Acer Empowering Technology Software Suite, Norton AntiVirus 2006 (30-day trial), Adobe Reader 7.0
    WARRANTY - 1 year limited warranty

    Arrow Computers---$899.00
    Arrow New DVD Burner Special
    Features:
    AMD? Sempron 3000+ Processor
    512MB DDR RAM
    80GB Hard Disk Drive
    Onboard Shared Video Card
    17" Ultra Thin LCD Monitor
    PCI slots, DDR RAM slots, LAN port
    6 x USB ver2.0 ports
    16 x Dual-Layer DVD Burner
    Black Keyboard
    Optical Scroll Mouse
    Midi Tower ATX Case with Front Side USB
    10/100Mbit Build-in Network
    Internal 56k Modem
    Stereo Speakers
    36 Months Warranty on LCD Panel
    12 Months Parts and Labour Warranty
    (RTB, tower only)
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    (Installed & Supplied)

    HP Pavilion a1530a CPU A$1248
    USB PORT - 2 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (front access), 4 USB 2.0 (rear access) yes
    LAN - Integrated 10/100 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready)
    PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.0GHz with HyperTransport Technology
    MEMORY - 1024MB DDR2
    HARD DRIVE - 250.0 GB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200RPM
    OPTICAL DRIVE - SuperMulti SATA Drive with Lightscribe Technology, Double Layer
    READ AND WRITE SPEED - 16xDVD+R, 16xDVD-R, 8xDVD+RW, 6xDVD-RW, 8xDVD+R DL, 4xDVD-R DL, 5xDVD-RAM, 16xDVD-ROM; 40xCDR, 24xCDRW, 40xCDROM
    VIDEO - nVidia GeForce 6150LE 3D Graphics, TurboCache with 128MB dedicated graphics memory
    AUDIO - Integrated High Definition Audio, 7.1 Surround Sound Ready
    LAN - Integrated 10/100 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready)
    KEYBOARD - HP Multimedia Cordless keyboard with one-touch Internet Command Center
    MOUSE - HP Cordless, optical, 2-button scroller mouse
    CARD READER - 9-in-1 Digital Media Reader
    USB PORT - 2 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (front access), 4 USB 2.0 (rear access)
    IEEE1394 PORT - 1 IEEE 1394 port (front access), 1 1394 (rear access)
    SOFTWARE - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Works Suite 2006, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Windows Media Center, HP DVD Play (with optional 7.1 Upgrade), RealOne Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, HP Games : Play up to 17 trial games for FREE! (60 minutes of Free Play), Roxio Creator Basic 9, HP Photosmart Essential (Free Download Link), Windows Moviemaker 2., Muvee autoProducer, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Norton Internet Security 2007 with 60 day subscription, Recovery CD Creator
    WARRANTY -1 year warranty

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    TheChas

    The HP has enough extra features to seriously out perform the other 2 systems.

    The dedicated video and extra RAM are the key to the increased performance.

    Personally, I would not buy a system with Vista Basic on it anyhow. I would want the extra features and functionality of Vista Premium.

    The Arrow is built with older technology than the other 2 systems. That has a lot to do with why it is less expensive.

    Chas

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    raticus

    Ibox 5001
    intel pentium D 3.0 GHz
    512mb ddr2 ram
    160gb hd
    pioneer 18x dual layer dvd+/-rw burner
    intergrated graphics
    10/100 network adapter
    internal 56k modem
    6 usb 2.0 ports (2 front 4 rear)
    front audio ports
    win xp home
    nero, power dvd, power producer, quicktime, itunes
    12 mth parts and lifetime labour warrenty
    Ibox 5002
    intel pentium D 3.2 GHz
    1024mb ddr2 ram
    250gb hd
    18x dual layer dvd+/-rw burner
    intergrated graphics
    10/100 network adapter
    internal 56k modem
    6 usb 2.0 ports (2 front 4 rear)
    front audio ports
    win xp home
    nero, power dvd, power producer, quicktime, itunes
    12 mth parts and lifetime labour warrenty

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    Deal prices quoted
    1box 5001=$699
    Ibox 5002=$899
    Both without keyboard, mouse, speakers and monitor

    What is Pentium D? is this good?

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    TheChas

    The Pentium D is Intel's dual core CPU for normal computing use.

    It won't be the best for high end games or video editing. But, it will more than do the job for the average PC user.

    As for the systems, just keep in mind that integrated video limits what you can do with your system.

    If you primarily are web surfing and working on documents, integrated video is all you need. If you want to play high end graphic intensive games, or edit high quality video, integrated graphics will frustrate you.

    I just spent a few minutes on Dell's web site and configured a Dual-Core system with 1GB of RAM, Vista Home Premium, with Kybd and Mouse for $609 (US) It would have been another $80 to replace the integrated video with a video card.

    Chas

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    raticus

    I never do high graphics stuff so the intergrated graphics doesnt annoy me at all. Thats what I,ve had for 10 yrs now.
    I would rather not get a propriety system such as Dell, Compaq HP etc.. as they can be hard to upgrade, plus I cannot purchase thru the net anyhow. Also as I'm in Australia the price quoted would be rather higher. And I must keep the price below $700 Australian. Thanks for all the help thou.

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    TheChas

    Celeron processors are still Intel processors. Think of Celeron's as a Toyota versus the Pentium being a Lexus.

    At a given CPU speed, a Pentium will have better performance than a Celeron.

    This will show up most when playing graphic intensive games, or editing digital video.

    We would need to know more about the system specifications to say if that is a good price.

    Chas

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    0 Votes
    raticus

    3 choices to Buy
    Acer Aspire SA90 CPU $999 Intel Core 2 Duo processor E4300 1.80GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor E4300 1.80GHz, 512MB DDR2, 160GB 7200rpm SATA, DVD Dual 16x Double Layer, Integrated High-Definition Audio (7.1-channel)
    Features: PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo processor E4300 1.80GHz
    MEMORY - 512MB DDR2
    HARD DRIVE - 160GB 7200rpm SATA
    OPTICAL DRIVE - DVD Dual 16x Double Layer
    VIDEO - UMA
    AUDIO - Integrated High-Definition Audio (7.1-channel)
    MODEM - Fax modem
    KEYBOARD - USB keyboard
    MOUSE - USB mouse
    CARD READER - 9-in-1 card reader
    USB PORT - 2 front ports and 2 rear ports
    PARALLEL PORT - 1 parallel port
    SERIAL PORT - 1 serial port SOFTWARE - Windows Vista Home Basic, Acer Empowering Technology Software Suite, Norton AntiVirus 2006 (30-day trial), Adobe Reader 7.0
    WARRANTY - 1 year limited warranty

    Arrow Computers---$899.00
    Arrow New DVD Burner Special
    Features:
    AMD? Sempron 3000+ Processor
    512MB DDR RAM
    80GB Hard Disk Drive
    Onboard Shared Video Card
    17" Ultra Thin LCD Monitor
    PCI slots, DDR RAM slots, LAN port
    6 x USB ver2.0 ports
    16 x Dual-Layer DVD Burner
    Black Keyboard
    Optical Scroll Mouse
    Midi Tower ATX Case with Front Side USB
    10/100Mbit Build-in Network
    Internal 56k Modem
    Stereo Speakers
    36 Months Warranty on LCD Panel
    12 Months Parts and Labour Warranty
    (RTB, tower only)
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    (Installed & Supplied)

    HP Pavilion a1530a CPU A$1248
    USB PORT - 2 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (front access), 4 USB 2.0 (rear access) yes
    LAN - Integrated 10/100 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready)
    PROCESSOR - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.0GHz with HyperTransport Technology
    MEMORY - 1024MB DDR2
    HARD DRIVE - 250.0 GB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200RPM
    OPTICAL DRIVE - SuperMulti SATA Drive with Lightscribe Technology, Double Layer
    READ AND WRITE SPEED - 16xDVD+R, 16xDVD-R, 8xDVD+RW, 6xDVD-RW, 8xDVD+R DL, 4xDVD-R DL, 5xDVD-RAM, 16xDVD-ROM; 40xCDR, 24xCDRW, 40xCDROM
    VIDEO - nVidia GeForce 6150LE 3D Graphics, TurboCache with 128MB dedicated graphics memory
    AUDIO - Integrated High Definition Audio, 7.1 Surround Sound Ready
    LAN - Integrated 10/100 BaseT network interface (Broadband Ready)
    KEYBOARD - HP Multimedia Cordless keyboard with one-touch Internet Command Center
    MOUSE - HP Cordless, optical, 2-button scroller mouse
    CARD READER - 9-in-1 Digital Media Reader
    USB PORT - 2 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (front access), 4 USB 2.0 (rear access)
    IEEE1394 PORT - 1 IEEE 1394 port (front access), 1 1394 (rear access)
    SOFTWARE - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Works Suite 2006, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Windows Media Center, HP DVD Play (with optional 7.1 Upgrade), RealOne Player, Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, HP Games : Play up to 17 trial games for FREE! (60 minutes of Free Play), Roxio Creator Basic 9, HP Photosmart Essential (Free Download Link), Windows Moviemaker 2., Muvee autoProducer, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Norton Internet Security 2007 with 60 day subscription, Recovery CD Creator
    WARRANTY -1 year warranty

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    0 Votes
    TheChas

    The HP has enough extra features to seriously out perform the other 2 systems.

    The dedicated video and extra RAM are the key to the increased performance.

    Personally, I would not buy a system with Vista Basic on it anyhow. I would want the extra features and functionality of Vista Premium.

    The Arrow is built with older technology than the other 2 systems. That has a lot to do with why it is less expensive.

    Chas

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    0 Votes
    raticus

    Ibox 5001
    intel pentium D 3.0 GHz
    512mb ddr2 ram
    160gb hd
    pioneer 18x dual layer dvd+/-rw burner
    intergrated graphics
    10/100 network adapter
    internal 56k modem
    6 usb 2.0 ports (2 front 4 rear)
    front audio ports
    win xp home
    nero, power dvd, power producer, quicktime, itunes
    12 mth parts and lifetime labour warrenty
    Ibox 5002
    intel pentium D 3.2 GHz
    1024mb ddr2 ram
    250gb hd
    18x dual layer dvd+/-rw burner
    intergrated graphics
    10/100 network adapter
    internal 56k modem
    6 usb 2.0 ports (2 front 4 rear)
    front audio ports
    win xp home
    nero, power dvd, power producer, quicktime, itunes
    12 mth parts and lifetime labour warrenty

    +
    0 Votes
    raticus

    Deal prices quoted
    1box 5001=$699
    Ibox 5002=$899
    Both without keyboard, mouse, speakers and monitor

    What is Pentium D? is this good?

    +
    0 Votes
    TheChas

    The Pentium D is Intel's dual core CPU for normal computing use.

    It won't be the best for high end games or video editing. But, it will more than do the job for the average PC user.

    As for the systems, just keep in mind that integrated video limits what you can do with your system.

    If you primarily are web surfing and working on documents, integrated video is all you need. If you want to play high end graphic intensive games, or edit high quality video, integrated graphics will frustrate you.

    I just spent a few minutes on Dell's web site and configured a Dual-Core system with 1GB of RAM, Vista Home Premium, with Kybd and Mouse for $609 (US) It would have been another $80 to replace the integrated video with a video card.

    Chas

    +
    0 Votes
    raticus

    I never do high graphics stuff so the intergrated graphics doesnt annoy me at all. Thats what I,ve had for 10 yrs now.
    I would rather not get a propriety system such as Dell, Compaq HP etc.. as they can be hard to upgrade, plus I cannot purchase thru the net anyhow. Also as I'm in Australia the price quoted would be rather higher. And I must keep the price below $700 Australian. Thanks for all the help thou.