I need faster drives. CPU is a 2500k at stock.
Uninformed suggests buying without proper research.
And while there are people that buy premade PCs without proper research, there are also plenty of people that buy PC parts to build a PC without proper research.
On the spec front, some PC builder motherboards show higher specs that they really support (per buyer comments- max memory speed supported is common complaint).
I have never had a spec on my premade PCs be wrong.
But forget logic.. let's try and sound very knowledgeable by making a crass generalization like "all budget premade system buyers are uninformed and being taken advantage of."
But I will admit this topic of ram speed did make me check mine. 1066... dang.
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At least you have been getting updated statuses -- the order status page was down for a week and a half for my order.
Improving the signal-to-noise ratio
There was nothing custom about my order either- the only options I changed were upgrading to a 9-cell battery and the 3 year warranty.
Pardon any spelling or grammar mistakes, this was posted from my phone. Which probably means I was on the toilet.
I'm pretty bummed. I bought an inexpensive laptop refurbished from Lenovo; G570. Really like the machine, my first PC, having used Mac's for a long time now. Same day I get it and the LED screen develops a dark gray shadow on the right portion of the screen. Lenovo's customer service is pretty awful too. So now I have to return it and have to find a replacement, but this thing was CHEAP! Less than $400, not much out there that comes close at that price point, any recommendations? I just need to work with MS Office, maybe stream Netflix occasionally, play older PC games, nothing cutting edge. Oh and I do need the number pad. Lenovo keyboards really are quite comfortable.
We have been fairly happy with Lenovo since leaving Dell to standardize on Thinkpads about 5 years ago. We narrowed it down to the T4x0s series a few years ago, and they are nice machines - basically the same as the regular T4x0 series, but slimmer and lighter. Just got our first T430s in and it's nice, other than the same crappy screens they've been using for the last 5 years or so.
It used to be you could get nice IPS screens, but that hasn't been the case for a while. Hopefully they'll get back on the bandwagon of good screens sooner than later. I wish they'd never left.
It's worth noting for people who buy even a few of these a year, that if you call Lenovo sales and ask for a best price quote, you can save a lot of money on customized machines. We only buy 3-6/year, but I've had the same sales guy for years, and he is able to typically discount our custom builds by over 40%. He's done this for years, right from the beginning of our relationship, and the price is typically better than even the basic standard builds on NewEgg or Amazon.
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