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[Walmart] Acer Desktops on sale: A9 8G 1TB @ $398 / Ci5 8G 1TB @ $598

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[Walmart] Acer Desktops on sale: A9 8G 1TB @ $398 / Ci5 8G 1TB @ $598

Saw these two desktops at Walmart for $498 and $698 and are now $100 off. It doesn't say for how long but these are decent prices for the specs:

AMD A9-9420
8GB RAM
Integrated Graphics
1TB HDD
WIN 10
Regular $498
Sale $398

DVD-SuperMulti
Wireless AC + BT
1 YEAR WARRANTY

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/acer-tc-33 ... 0198375628



Intel Core i5-8400
8GB RAM
Integrated Graphics
1TB HDD
WIN10
DVD-SuperMulti
Wireless AC + BT
1 YEAR WARRANTY

Regular $698
Sale $598

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/acer-tc-88 ... 0198376016
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I wouldn't wish that AMD processor on my worst enemy...... it might be OK in something like a netbook (or tablet), but putting stuff like that into desktop PCs is just wrong.
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Im just looking for something under $400 that does multi-media i.e. watch netflix. I remember getting a $250 referb tower from Dell 5 years ago and it lasted 4 years.

Most people dont need 1T storage or SSD, I think manufacturers are too focused on storage and not enough on RAM and video card.

Problem with Walmart is they have no idea how to post a product description. The insides could be empty for all I know!
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Tonyzee wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 3:02 pm
Im just looking for something under $400 that does multi-media i.e. watch netflix. I remember getting a $250 referb tower from Dell 5 years ago and it lasted 4 years.

Most people dont need 1T storage or SSD, I think manufacturers are too focused on storage and not enough on RAM and video card.

Problem with Walmart is they have no idea how to post a product description. The insides could be empty for all I know!
An SSD is going to make as much, if not more, of a difference than more ram will. A spinning hard drive as your boot disk is awful.
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I find SSD extremely unreliable. I have had 1 PC and 2 laptops with SSD becoming a brick within 3 years. A hard drive may be slow but it will last a decade, SSD will lose all your precious data.
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Tonyzee wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 10:02 am
I find SSD extremely unreliable. I have had 1 PC and 2 laptops with SSD becoming a brick within 3 years. A hard drive may be slow but it will last a decade, SSD will lose all your precious data.
Not sure if trolling, but HDDs don't last for a decade. If you want to know an expected life time for your device, then just look at the warranty.
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Tonyzee wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 10:02 am
I find SSD extremely unreliable. I have had 1 PC and 2 laptops with SSD becoming a brick within 3 years. A hard drive may be slow but it will last a decade, SSD will lose all your precious data.
Your experience is extremely atypical, as far as I know for most users the SSDs are an order of magnitude more reliable than spinning rust platters, unless you got the cheapest of the cheap.
To counter this, and I am not saying again that my experience is typical, but just to offer another point of view, we have deployed about 500 systems in the last 12 years, half with HDDs (500 GB, WD and Seagate, until about 2012) and half with SSDs (128 and 240 GB, Intel and Kingston, post 2012). We have replaced no SSDs since, and about 8 HDDs.
And at home, in the last 25 years I replaced about 3 or 4 hard drives, out of about 20, and no SSDs, out of 8 or 9. Anecdotally, I have the first SSD I ever bought, if I remember correctly in 2011, a 32 GB drive, working as a Windows swap drive, it gets hammered for as long as my desktop is powered up, and it shows no sign of failure. It reports about 40% life left.
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sswilson wrote:
Mar 1st, 2019 7:07 pm
I wouldn't wish that AMD processor on my worst enemy...... it might be OK in something like a netbook (or tablet), but putting stuff like that into desktop PCs is just wrong.
I was thinking quite the opposite. The processor and GPU combo make it a very powerful computer at grandmas house that even the grandkids can play a few steam games on. What it really needs is 16 gigs of ram to be a balanced build.

I would buy it for 400 for my parents if it had 16gigs of ram.
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MarkL89865 wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 1:07 pm
I was thinking quite the opposite. The processor and GPU combo make it a very powerful computer at grandmas house that even the grandkids can play a few steam games on. What it really needs is 16 gigs of ram to be a balanced build.

I would buy it for 400 for my parents if it had 16gigs of ram.
To each their own....

I've lived with a low/underpowered AMD processor in a laptop and will never go back. This is on par with a dual core intel celeron and I wouldn't put one of those in a desktop either.
Koodo 8GB UL T&T @ $45 (ported in from Public Mobile)
ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom @ $299 / Certified Pre-Owned Huewei P20 @ $240

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