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I'm considering buying a Compaq Presario: SR5611AF. Does anyone have experience with this computer? Does the sound and video work good? Is it quiet? Any advice? Thanks...
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    Compaq Presario SR5611AF


    I'm considering buying a Compaq Presario: SR5611AF.
    Does anyone have experience with this computer?
    Does the sound and video work good?
    Is it quiet?
    Any advice?

    Thanks

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    The Compaq Presario systems tended to have a lot of proprietary hardware that make running non-Windows systems problematic with them. What do you want to get out of your system, and how much are you able to spend?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    What do you want to get out of your system, and how much are you able to spend?
    I need a basic system: Office programs, playing audio and video.
    I might do things like convert files from divx to dvd.
    I want to keep things as economical as possible.
    I will probably get a tower, because I will want to have the
    extra room for things like an extra hard drive.


    Thanks

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    Ok. So you're not looking for a laptop. Dell has some nice systems at a very reasonable price. For example, you can get an Inspiron 546 starting at $269 USD w/ AMD processor, 2GB ram, 320GB disc (can put another one inside the box), ATI graphics processor, 5.1 surround sound, and DVD+RW. Comes with Vista, but you can put Linux on it without any problem. It will also handle up to 8GB of RAM.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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