An area a lot of people are unaware of when purchasing a new computer is the following:
Purchasing from online retailers such as NewEgg (www.newegg.com
) or TigerDirect (www.tigerdirect.com
) from the refurbished section of their site can save some very real money.
An office I help out just purchased 4 new (refurbished) Windows 7 Professional computers with 2 Gb Ram, 160 Gb HD and DVD writer for under $200 each.
I know a LOT of people whom spend hundreds of dollars a year on having their old system running XP fixed, when buying a new one is much less expensive and brings the person up to date.