View Full Version : Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

January 10th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Just a thought, but with Vista imminent, i guess alot of PC stockists (e.g. PCWorld) will have leftover/unsold XP based machines when Vista finally hits. Consumers being what we are, most people will choose (be persuaded to choose) the 'new exciting cutting-edge' (i use that phrase VERY loosely) Vista OS.

So does this mean PC retailers will drop prices of their surplus XP machines? Cheap PCS.....!!!


EDIT: i just remembered the free Vista Upgrade that comes with most new PCs now, but choosing to ignore it on top of not all have it anyway

January 10th, 2007, 05:17 PM
good topic. i wonder the same thing.

January 18th, 2007, 07:54 PM
You're probably right, with everybody getting new computers for Vista, there should be a surge in cheap "obsolete" machines.

January 18th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Buying parts is better - YOU know what is going in, YOU choose the parts, YOU know it works for ubuntu.

January 18th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!! :D:D:D

Perfect for us to snatch up and install Ubuntu on :p

January 18th, 2007, 09:07 PM
I had this thought too as I am looking for a low end machine for my mother.

I bought and Acer laptop just before Christmas and by all accounts I am going to be sent and upgrade to Vista, that'll come in useful as a mat for my coffee.