If you are willing to go with a refurbished computer, you will save several hundred dollars, but the computer will only have a 90 day warranty so that needs to be weighed against possible repair costs down the line.
2018 HP Compaq Elite 6300 Tower Business Desktop Computer, Intel Quad-Core i5-3470 up to 3.60GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD, DVD, WiFi, USB 3.0, Windows 10 Professional (Certified Refurbished)
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Computer processors (CPU’s)are really, really fast. Standard hard drives are really, really slow in comparison. If computers handled and processed data by writing and reading directly from the hard drive, computers would be extremely slow too, because the hard drive couldn’t keep up with the processor’s speed.
RAM (memory) is there to address this problem. It’s a place where data is temporarily stored that is really really fast. The processor can read and write to and from RAM to run programs, view web pages, and cache video, leaving the hard drive to store permanent files like documents, photos and music.
This HP Compaq Elite computer has a very fast Intel Core i5-3470 CPU, with 4 cores. The more cores there are, the more tasks can be running at the same time. So a quad core CPU like this can handle several tasks at once without bogging down.
The computer comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM. This large amount of memory allows the computer to keep lots of things available to access very quickly. For example, more RAM means you can have more tabs open in your web browser before the computer starts to slow down.
Windows 10 (64 bit) and your programs are installed on a 256GB SSD hard drive. These drives are incredibly fast (roughly 100 times faster than standard SATA hard drives) because they have no moving parts that need to spin. They are also not affected by vibration, heat or damage from dropping- but they are more expensive. This is a similar type of storage used in digital cameras and smartphones, only on a larger scale.
Audio is High Definition with Realtek ALC221 codec SRS Premium Sound, with a microphone and a headphone jack. For ports, this computer has 4 USB 3.0, 6 USB 2.0, 1 serial, port, 2 PS/2 ()older mouse and keyboard connectors), 1 VGA (blue standard video connector) 1 ,DisplayPort (newer video connector), 1 RJ-45 (network connector) and built in Wi-Fi. Also has a DVD drive.
For the money this system has a very fast CPU and SSD hard drive and ample memory for multitasking.
Dell Optiplex 990 Tower Premium Business Desktop Computer (Intel Quad-Core i5-2400 up to 3.4GHz, 16GB DDR3 Memory, 2TB HDD + 120GB SSD, DVD, WiFi, Windows 10 Professional) (Certified Refurbished)
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Designed for professionals, small businesses and college students with high-end performance computing needs, this Dell Optiplex 990 Tower brings serious computing power to help you manage even your most demanding multitasking. Featuring an Intel Quad-Core i5-2400 3.1GHz CPU processor and 16GB DDR3 RAM it is capable of delivering super fast speed and super efficiently managing any demanding operations
For hard drive storage space, It has 2 hard drives. A super fast 120GB SSD for Windows and programs, and a huge 2TB 7200 rpm standard SATA hard drive for storing your files.
It also includes a DVD ROM, USB Keyboard, Mouse, Integrated Audio, 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet RJ45 LAN; 10 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x Ethernet port, 1 x VGA port, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x audio out jack, 1 x line-in jack, 1 x microphone jack. Also includes a USB Wi-Fi adapter for wireless capability.
It’s designed to flawlessly handle your everyday computing or entertainment needs such as listening to music, watching or downloading files.
Refurbished Dell Gamer / Intel Quad Core i5 3.1GHz Windows 7 Pro / 24GB RAM / “NEW” 256GB Solid State Drive SSD / WiFi / Desktop Computer + 1GB HDMI NVIDIA
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Fast Intel Core i5-2300 3.1GHz Processor with 24GB High Quality DDR3 RAM & Huge *NEW* 256GB Solid State Drive with 2 year Manufacturer Warranty. The system comes Pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Operating Syste.
Also includes an nVIDIA GeForce 1GB HDMI video card. This gives you the option of dual monitor capability as well as some RAM dedicated to video processing. Plus Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher & More).
HP Z210 Workstation Desktop Tower Intel Core i7 3.4GHz 16GB 240GB SSD Windows 10 Pro (Certified Refurbished)
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Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz (Up to 3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
Memory: 16GB DDR3 RAM
Hard Drive: 240GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
Video: Intel FirePro 3D Graphics V3800
Audio: HD Realtek ALC261
Networking: Intel WG82574L Gigabit
Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW
Accessories Included: HP Keyboard, Mouse, Power Cord
Acer Aspire Desktop, 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7400, 12GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, Windows 10 Home
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- 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7400 Processor (Up to 3.5GHz)
- 12GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
- 2TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
- 3 – USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (2 Front, 1 Rear)
- 4 – USB 2.0 Ports (Rear)
- 1 x HDMI Port and 1 x VGA Port
- 8X DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW)
- USB Keyboard and Mouse
- Windows 10 Home