Dell computer configuraion question

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I'm looking at getting a bottom line computer for basic office work. I have
the choice of 4 processors that are about the same price:


Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.40GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract
$45]


Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.60GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract $9]


Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.66GHz, 533 FSB)


Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB) [add $18 or
$1/month1]



would there be a significant peoformance upgrade anywhere?



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"Basic office work" means different things to different people. If all you
intend to do with the computer is to create simple documents and send email,
the lowest priced processor you listed will be more than adequate.

If I may inject an unsolicited opinion here: People often find themselves
using their computer in ways they hadn't originally planned. A 'bottom of
the line' computer can sometimes be a poor investment.
--
Ted Zieglar
formerly "Rocket J. Squirrel"


"Matthew" <Unknown> wrote in message
news:10g025m5a6ntjcf@corp.supernews.com...
> I'm looking at getting a bottom line computer for basic office work. I
have
> the choice of 4 processors that are about the same price:
>
>
> Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.40GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract
> $45]
>
>
> Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.60GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract
$9]
>
>
> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.66GHz, 533 FSB)
>
>
> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB) [add $18
or
> $1/month1]
>
>
>
> would there be a significant peoformance upgrade anywhere?
>
>
>
>
 
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I would agree with Rocky. Also the P4s are significantly
faster than the Celerons and I would suggest you would be
best served in the long run with the 2.8GHz one if you'd
like to keep this machine for the long term.

"Ted Zieglar aka "Rocky"" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:1aULc.1483$Cf.1232@animal.nntpserver.com...
> "Basic office work" means different things to different people. If all
you
> intend to do with the computer is to create simple documents and send
email,
> the lowest priced processor you listed will be more than adequate.
>
> If I may inject an unsolicited opinion here: People often find
themselves
> using their computer in ways they hadn't originally planned. A 'bottom
of
> the line' computer can sometimes be a poor investment.
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> formerly "Rocket J. Squirrel"
>
>
> "Matthew" <Unknown> wrote in message
> news:10g025m5a6ntjcf@corp.supernews.com...
> > I'm looking at getting a bottom line computer for basic office work.
I
> have
> > the choice of 4 processors that are about the same price:
> >
> >
> > Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.40GHz, 400 FSB)
[subtract
> > $45]
> >
> >
> > Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.60GHz, 400 FSB)
[subtract
> $9]
> >
> >
> > Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.66GHz, 533 FSB)
> >
> >
> > Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB)
[add $18
> or
> > $1/month1]
> >
> >
> >
> > would there be a significant peoformance upgrade anywhere?
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
 
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Take either P4. Skip the Celeron.



"Matthew" <Unknown> wrote in message
news:10g025m5a6ntjcf@corp.supernews.com...
> I'm looking at getting a bottom line computer for basic office work. I
have
> the choice of 4 processors that are about the same price:
>
>
> Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.40GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract
> $45]
>
>
> Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.60GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract
$9]
>
>
> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.66GHz, 533 FSB)
>
>
> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB) [add $18
or
> $1/month1]
>
>
>
> would there be a significant peoformance upgrade anywhere?
>
>
>
>
 
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The $63.00 you would save by going on the low end would not be worth loosing
the benefits of the 2.8.

Go with the P4 2.8. It will be $63.00 extra well spent.

Also be sure you get the 7200RPM hard drive instead of the 5400RPM drive as
well!!!!


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"Matthew" <Unknown> wrote in message
news:10g025m5a6ntjcf@corp.supernews.com...
> I'm looking at getting a bottom line computer for basic office work. I
have
> the choice of 4 processors that are about the same price:
>
>
> Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.40GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract
> $45]
>
>
> Intel® Celeron® Processor (2.60GHz, 400 FSB) [subtract
$9]
>
>
> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.66GHz, 533 FSB)
>
>
> Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB) [add $18
or
> $1/month1]
>
>
>
> would there be a significant peoformance upgrade anywhere?
>
>
>
>
 

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