The best of Micro Center

Yesterday I was talking about the madness of MicroCenter, Now I want to make a list of what I found most salvageable.

In general, the prices are not significantly low compared to those found in a Hispanic country, but the variety and novelty are. Many of these things do not arrive, or they do when they are already obsolete around here.

The American world is focused on digital TV, analog converters, new plans, and lots of new TVs. Maybe my interest in machines has diverted me, but there are many interesting gadgets, exchange cables and little things.

These are some teams that have caught my attention:

  • Fujitsu LifeBook P8020, from what I most liked, 12.1 ", Intel Core 2 Duo, pitifully brings Windows Vista and its price exceeds the 1,400 dollars
  • images (3) For 100 dollars less, the same Notebook, with Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo.
  • Gateway M-6888u Notebook, few can be seen after Acer bought Gateway. These machines are high-performance, they always were. 4GB Dual Channel, Intel Core 2 Duo, 320 GB SATA and brings an ATI Mobility Radeon graphics card with 512 discrete memory. $ 599, you just have to remove Windows Vista
  • Similar to the above is the Toxhiba Satellite P305D, but it costs $ 200 more, and the Pavillion dv5-1250us that is worth $ 250 more.
  • The Acer AspireOne are only $ 279 and if you cry a while well they give it to you in exchange for another purchase. For $ 329 you can get the 10 ”Acer with 160GB but with a normal SATA drive, not the 5400 RPM which is what makes the performance of the Aspire One bad. 
  • Besides, in the Clearance & Overstocks for that price was the Acer 8.9 with normal SATA, what happens is that there you have to be lucky if they are still available.

images (2) Not bad Emachines, who walk in $ 300, but with an AMD Athlon but for that price, with 14 "and 2GB DDR2 Dual, can give results in the short term.

Interesting the Microsoft authorized Refurbisher, there exist reconstructed equipment with a year of guarantee with which you can solve basic problems for a school boy.

$ 129, an IBM Minitower with 512MB and 40GB. It's crap for CAD work, but if your kid is bothering your super computer a lot to do homework and research Wikipedia… that's enough.

images (1) The Macs are expensive, yet the MacBook 2.0GHz was $ 999 and the 1.83 GHz Mac mini for $ 499

But if you want to see something wonderful the Mac Pro Quad-Core, with 3GB with an Nvidia GeForce card with 512MB. But here if you have to cry, $ 2,499 is a lot of money but it is worth it if you consider what it has.

And the click, a Maxtor 1 TB OneTouch 4 Plus external drive, just for $ 119 and the same FreeAgent, also with 1 TB at $ 109, to finish dying, from the Drive Station brand, the same TeraBite DriveStation, for only $ 99 . Ughh !!! I paid that for 320GB a couple of months ago.

Today I will see if with the Houston Crawl I can make some basic necessities, I will also go to a couple of garage sales to not boast of the silver that I do not walk.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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    RAM 3 Gb
    Video card, Nvidia Geoforce are good
    Hard drive, no matter, almost all are big now, 160 on

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