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Gateway / 702GE
February 3, 2014 at 12:03:41
Specs: Windows XP, 3.2/ 1512 MB
Hi got offered (both asus) mb11bb-ca002s brand new for around 380$ and asus cm1855-ca003) this one is refubished and fro around 465$"
I havea pentium 4 dying (gateway, 10 years I have it) and need to replace with something that will last a few years.For business, internet surf, some gaming (for all the family).
I went on asus web to compare....but I understood nothing. (M11BB or CM1855-ca003s) maybe you can help here are the specs from 2 sites about these 2 machines: as there is around 90$ diff but one is new the other used and asthey fit my budget.... also both stores are not where I live so ill have them shipped to me:

M11bb:
Windows 8 64-bit
Processor AMD Quad-Core A8-Series APU A8-5500 3.2GHz
Memory 6GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
Graphics Radeon HD 7560D Graphics

Storage 1TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD RW
Card Reader 6 in 1 MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD, SDHC, XD

Ethernet 10 / 100 / 1000
Bluetooth N/A

Front I/O Ports 1 x 6 -in-1 Card Reader
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
2 x USB 2.0
Back I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x PS/2(Keyboard/Mouse)
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI-Out
1 x VGA(D-Sub)-Out
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x 8 Channel Audio
ASUS Utility Software ASUS AI-SUITE II, ASUS AI Manager, ASUS My Logo2, ASUS Update, ASUS Q-fan, ASUS@Vibe, ASUS AI Charger+, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS Music Maker

Dimensions 173 x 360 x 400 mm
Weight 7.9kg


Cm1855=
BrandASUS
ModelCM1855-CA003S
TypeGaming & Entertainment
Form FactorTower
UsageConsumer
ProcessorAMD FX-8120 3.1GHz
Processor Main Features64 bit Eight-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor8MB L2 Cache
Memory10GB DDR3 1600
Hard Drive1TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive 124x DVD-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7670 1GB
EthernetGigabit Ethernet
Power Supply300W
KeyboardYes
MouseYes
Operating SystemWindows 8
Motherboard
ChipsetAMD 970
CPU
CPU TypeAMD FX-Series
CPU SpeedFX-8120 (3.1GHz)
L2 Cache Per CPU8MB
L3 Cache Per CPU8MB
CPU Socket TypeAM3+
CPU Main Features64 bit Eight-Core Processor
Graphics
GPU/VGA TypeAMD Radeon HD 7670 1GB
Memory
Memory Capacity10GB DDR3
Memory SpeedDDR3 1600
Hard Drive
HDD Capacity1TB
HDD RPM7200rpm
Optical Drive
Optical Drive TypeDVD±RW
Optical Drive Spec24x DVD-RW
Optical Drive 2
Optical Drive 2 TypeExtra Bay
Audio
Audio FeaturesALC892 8-channel

High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC
Communications
LAN Speed10/100/1000Mbps
Front Panel Ports
Front USB2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Front Audio Ports2
Card Reader16-in-1 Card Reader
Back Panel Ports
PS/21
Rear USB4 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
RJ451 port
Expansion
PCI Slots (Available/Total)2 x PCI-e x1
1 x PCI-e x 4

1 x PCI-e x 16


One m11b brand new at round 380$ with shipping) the cm1855 REFURB at newegg@ 465$ which one is the best or would you say they are equal or price is correct for both or I should wait. I d like to buy this computer and not change for years (if lucky)

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#1
February 3, 2014 at 13:11:06
The second computer you listed is definitely higher quality than the first. To be honest, if all you'll be doing is light gaming at the most, you don't need to spend the extra $100 to get the better one. The most RAM you would use, even with some of the most intense current-gen games would be about 4 GB. The first computer has 6 GB, which should be enough for a while, whereas the second has 10 GB. In addition, the first computer has 4 cores (or processors), and the second has 8, essentially giving it twice the computing power (although each core in the second is slightly weaker). To date I haven't seen a game that can really use much more than 4 cores, and for everyday things (like web surfing, checking email, microsoft word, etc.) that should be more than enough. Both have a 1 TB hard drive, which should be enough to last you for quite a while (thats 1000 GB).

I really don't think you'll need everything that the second has to offer. Although, for only a $100 more, it is a pretty good deal.


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#2
February 3, 2014 at 13:15:10
The first one is new...the second is refurbished...what do you think as i ll buy on internet and have it shipped home, is refurb good anyway or...

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#3
February 3, 2014 at 14:23:12
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Generally, having a refurbished computer vs. a new one really really isn't that much different, as long as you are getting the refurbed computer from somewhere reputable.

At this point, it is really just a matter of budget. The second comp. is a great deal for only a hundred bucks more, but I don;t think you really need the extra power. For everyday, family use, I would suggest you stick with the first, and put the extra money towards something else.


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#4
February 3, 2014 at 15:34:49
the second one doesn have HDmi and SVGa is taht possible (its not written) and yes some gaming is done and yes I sometimes for work need to do use graphic card but maybe not extreme.

Im thining if 100$ will last me 2-3 years more I might go with that? First is from a site i dont know that much ME and the other is from newegg. computers before were easier now its too complicated for. I know 8 core is better then 4 as both are Amd, 10memeory is better then 6 but the rest (video card, allowing to watch movies on tv/desktop

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#5
February 3, 2014 at 16:19:42
I don't know where you got this info from, but as far as I can tell, the Radeon HD 7670 (the graphics card in the second computer) should have both an HDMI and a VGA port, at least according to AMD's website.

http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD...

The first computer could handle most games and pretty much anything you would need it for work, but if you plan on wanting to play next-gen games like Destiny or Titanfall or something (to name a few) then pick the second.

Even in the next few years it's not like things such as movies or websites will become that processor/memory intensive. I think you would be fine with the cheaper one, but if you can afford the second one go for it.

Another thing to check on is the warranty. As a general rule, avoid purchasing from sites that don't have any return policies etc. If the refurbished one is from newegg, you should be OK.


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#6
February 3, 2014 at 16:24:40
Thanks I was going to buy thefirst one then I called the company and they said returns shipping is my cost. so not much of garantee there.

Newegg I believe offers 30 days returns... and yes the 2nd one is form newegg

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#7
February 4, 2014 at 15:43:46
Read the reviews then consider something else:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#8
February 5, 2014 at 09:25:45
Yes I went today with thefirst one because of the reviews and also because im not good enough to see if a refubished computer is as it should or not.

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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