Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

Let's get a new, high-end PC!

My webmail provider sent me their weekly newsletter again, and one of their offers was for a "high-end PC" for only €299 instead of €599.

Sounds interesting, so I scanned the advertisement even though I'm not currently in the market for a new PC.

I lost interest as soon as I came across the bit where, for a limited time, they'll double the installed memory to 1 GB.

Excuse me? You have got to be kidding me, selling a computer with 512 MB of RAM as "high-end". Let alone if it involves Vista in any way, shape or form. I've got 2 gigs and that seems about right for normal work.

(And the little ad image boasts that the computer is a "Windows Vista compatible PC system". Yeah, right, but getting Vista to load doesn't mean it'll make working with it fun.)

I think the bottom line wasn't so much trying to pawn off a computer with half a gig of RAM that'll likely be sold with Vista to people, but calling such a travesty a "high-end PC".


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