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Thread: Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

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    Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

    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.....!!!

    Thoughts?

    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
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    Re: Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

    good topic. i wonder the same thing.

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    Re: Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

    You're probably right, with everybody getting new computers for Vista, there should be a surge in cheap "obsolete" machines.

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    Re: Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

    Buying parts is better - YOU know what is going in, YOU choose the parts, YOU know it works for ubuntu.

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    Re: Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!

    Perfect for us to snatch up and install Ubuntu on

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    Re: Cheap PCs pre/post Vista ???

    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.

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