Are You Being Mislead By Your Current Computer Dealer?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by OurCompGuy, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. OurCompGuy

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    Are You Being Mislead By Your Current Computer Dealer?

    You've seen the ads - FREE PRINTER OR WEB CAM (with the purchase of a
    computer), or how about where one retailer is selling their computer
    for just $999 with a $500 mail-in rebate (that you may or may not ever
    get) if you sign up for 3-year Internet access. How about the dude that
    advertises the $599 machine, but when you visit the website, you
    discover that you have to be a rocket scientist to find that same
    offer. Or what about the $499 computer - that's a great one. It doesn't
    have a floppy drive, nor does it come with a network card. To make
    matters even worse, you can't even add those features. But the one that
    gets my goat the most are those darn blue guys - you know the guys I'm
    talking about. Intel has spent millions of dollars trying to convince
    you that "you can do more" if you have the latest and greatest
    cazillion speed computer with one of their processors inside.

    The truth of the matter is that there are very few software programs
    that actually do take advantage of the performance gains that make the
    Pentium 4 processor the technological marvel that it is. So few, in
    fact, that Intel actually tracks those 62 programs on their website.
    Granted, there are a few areas where a computer with a Pentium 4 really
    does "shine" -- gaming, photography, video and music come to mind. In
    other words, if the main reason you have your computer is to play
    Warcraft III Reign of Chaos, or if you are looking to burn downloaded
    Internet music to a cd-rom, then you may just be the perfect candidate
    for a computer with a Pentium 4 processor in it. For the rest us,
    though, spending that unnecessary money can only be considered a

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    OurCompGuy, Jan 22, 2007
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