Finding a cheap PC for mom

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May 16, 2009 at 11:58:00
Specs: Windows XP, N/A
I'm moving out and I'm taking my computer with me. But I want my mom to have something to use. She barely uses computers -- she mostly checks e-mails and sparingly does other things like look up directions, watch videos and use Facebook. I download music for her and set up her iPod so she may have to start doing that on her own too.

I want an inexpensive system with XP. By inexpensive, I'm talking $300 or less. I'd like peripherals included, but I can give her my monitor and buy myself a new one if I can't get the monitor included. It doesn't need to be capable of gaming or have a lot of storage space. It requires only basic tasks. I'd like something under a warranty for her, but what do you reckon: Would it be cheaper to build her a system or buy one from a computer manufacturer?

Any suggestions or ideas? I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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May 16, 2009 at 13:00:27

Several systems with XP under $200 (2 are at $150) w/o monitors. 90-day warranty. Currently offering free shipping, but probably just for this weekend. Also needs keyboard/mouse/speakers. Should be enough to take care of what your mom needs...

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May 16, 2009 at 16:04:32
You may want to check out craigslist in your area as well.

There are some good deals to be had but you need to go with mom as there are buyer being had as well.

If you are in the Orlando area message me.
Have a 1.8, 40gig 512ram xp activated with originial cd and coa, burner, dvd ,wireless card, mouse,monitor,keyboard....$75.00

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May 16, 2009 at 18:39:40
You should check if there's a freecycle group in your area. Where I live, people are giving away computers all the time. I recently snagged one with a P4 2.53GHz & 512MB RAM, but it had a bad power supply & no hard drive. I had it running again in no time. I'm currently using it as my Windows 7 test machine.

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