Pekka wrote in post #18545690
Consider building your own PC, it is both fun and educational, and you'll know exactly what you get
This. Times six. Or even 89.
It's simple enough to research online the various technologies of
modern computers, and you will often wind up with a LOT more than
what the pre-assembled vendors will offer, at a lower cost.
In addition, you'll get none of the bloated add-ons so often pre-installed
on major vendors' machines, making your system run far more efficiently.
Think: Acrobat 'updater,' etc.
There are even many online vendors of individual components
which will offer 'system configurators' to shoppers. They offer
systems assembled from off-the-shelf components, to your own
liking/specifications. Pre-assembled, pre-tested, often with some
guarantee. Comes with an installer disk of the OS of your choice,
whatever you select, with NONE of the extra fluff.
These typically offer far more flexibility with any future upgrades
of hardware, and do not incur the high cost of vendor-specific
hardware manufactured 'exclusively' for their systems.
NewEgg is one such vendor, one I have been purchasing from for years.