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8 years ago
I'm trying to save the bucks needed for a CS, as I agree that the attention to configuration, software compatibility, etc., is worth the extra money, and I've always been very happy doing business with Sweetwater. Then, the other day, I saw these computers in a "big box" store: 1. HP, AMD Phenom 8400, 2.1 GHz Triple-Core, 4GB memory, 640GB hard drive, DVD +/-RW, 15-in-1 reader, Vista Home Premium 64-bit, 24" flat panel monitor, for $999--- and ---2. Dell, AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2.8 GHz Dual-Core 5600+, 3GB memory, 500GB hard drive, 16X DVD +/-RW, 19-in-1 reader, Vista Home Premium 32-bit, 24" LCD monitor, for $999I know I would need to be attentive to issues like connectivity (are there the necessary USB & firewire ports), and the usual gobs of junk software. But what are the other issues? Is Vista Home Premium a nightmare? Are there other issues I haven't even thought of?I run SONAR, Sibelius, and VI libraries (not the mega-massive, $million ones...)I feel very guilty posting this on Sweetwater's forum, and I'm maybe hoping that someone will burst my balloon so that I just stay with my original plan to save enough for a CS. But man am I tempted........!Jerry
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