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[eBay.ca] [REFURB] Desktop Pkg: HP Elite 8200 i5 2400 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 19" LCD Monitor, Win10, Keyboard/Mouse - $214.99

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[eBay.ca] [REFURB] Desktop Pkg: HP Elite 8200 i5 2400 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 19" LCD Monitor, Win10, Keyboard/Mouse - $214.99

Free shipping. Sold by Refurbio, a well known computer refurb site.
Doesn't list what the warranty is on this, likely 30-90 days. 1 year parts & labour warranty as per the eBay listing (thanks mokujin) Perhaps extended depending on your credit card if you pay with that.
Says monitor model will vary, yes, it may very well be a 1336 x 768 monitor, JackWhyte.

If you already have a monitor/keyboard/mouse, this is not good value for just the tower - but if you or a family member don't have the equipment already, it's great at a bundle price. Win 10 runs great on older hardware. Throw a cheap SSD in this and it'd be a decent performer.

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This is a 10 year old system. What is this garbage. Computer technology advances really quickly. Its not a vacuum cleaner or a shaver where a 5 year old model would work just as well as a new one.

I had a similar system that I already threw out 2 years ago.
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john5170 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:00 pm
This is a 10 year old system. What is this garbage. Computer technology advances really quickly. Its not a vacuum cleaner or a shaver where a 5 year old model would work just as well as a new one.

I had a similar system that I already threw out 2 years ago.
Can you explain how this system wouldn't let you watch YouTube in HD, browse Facebook, run office applications, multitask, etc? It's got 8 GB of RAM and a processor that's more than capable of running the tasks that 99% of people do on desktops these days.

No, it can't edit movies or run games - but I don't get your comment on how a 5 year old model doesn't work as well as a new one. At this price point, it's about the value.
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john5170 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:00 pm
This is a 10 year old system. What is this garbage. Computer technology advances really quickly. Its not a vacuum cleaner or a shaver where a 5 year old model would work just as well as a new one.

I had a similar system that I already threw out 2 years ago.
You should abstain from commenting on subjects you obviously know nothing about: The i5 2400 was lauched in 2011.
Leverage wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:07 pm
(...) No, it can't edit movies or run games (...)
Yes it could, easily. Computer + monitor + Free Shipping = Hot deal.
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Not sure about 'the system', the processor is 6 years old. Which one can 'round up' to 10, but 5 is closer
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john5170 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:00 pm
This is a 10 year old system. What is this garbage. Computer technology advances really quickly. Its not a vacuum cleaner or a shaver where a 5 year old model would work just as well as a new one.

I had a similar system that I already threw out 2 years ago.
The performance will be comparable to a modern i3, which for a lot of people is all they need: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.ph ... cmp[]=2617
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change the boot drive to a SSD and it should be good
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Price seems amazing for what it is. But no one can tell what these hardwares been through over the years, hopefully not bitcoin mining lol.
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Oct 17th, 2017 9:27 pm
Price seems amazing for what it is. But no one can tell what these hardwares been through over the years, hopefully not bitcoin mining lol.
I get what you're saying, but you don't bitcoin mine on a CPU, so there's no chance this has been used for mining. It's almost certainly an off-lease PC from a corporate environment, so it's not likely to have been abused as typical consumer stuff.
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under the title it says 1 year parts and labour warranty.
free shipping (at least 15kg?) = hot deal
Nothing to see here for now!
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john5170 wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:00 pm
This is a 10 year old system. What is this garbage. Computer technology advances really quickly. Its not a vacuum cleaner or a shaver where a 5 year old model would work just as well as a new one.

I had a similar system that I already threw out 2 years ago.
The price is actually pretty good for what you're getting. You can do everyday tasks and potentially even do some light gaming. Like some people mentioned, swapping in a SSD will get you a lot of life out of it. You clearly don't know what you're talking about. Sure you might not be able to play triple-A games at max settings or do heavy video editing and the hardware is definitely dated but its still a viable option for those who don't need to do anything intensive. Plus, its a good price for a bundle.
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someone into animation or cad probably wouldn't be investing in a ~300 off-lease pc. this is no doubt an excellent price for the average consumer/student. factor in buying these peripherals alone (19" lcd + mice/keyboard) elsewhere you're looking at roughly half the total cost. i'm still waiting for black friday to dive right in but this is still very tempting
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I have a bunch of HP 6200 desktops at work, and with an SSD they do well.
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price with 19" monitor is actually $229.99
if you don't select monitor then is $214.99
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