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Old 09-10-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
GentleThotSeaMonkey
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It's amazing how cheap computer things have gotten... (Fry's in USA) Tho some are junk...


Win10 touch-tablet: $50-60 (but probably 'junk': construction, 1G, etc)
Win10 Desktop: $68-99 (probably OK: Lenovo/HP; 2-4G up-able)

4TB disk: <$100; 1TB $40. 8G ram: $40. SSD: $100 128G; half for $half, 2x $2.5x

64G usb flash stick: $12; $20 for USB3; microSD: a bit $more; 128GB also

Printer, wifi, cheap HP: $20 (on rare sale days)

Gb wifi router AP, but still expensive, $1xx-$300+
32" HD LED TV: $89 (some LG = good brand, I guess)
$5-$25&up BT speakers. MetroPCS 2 free Androids $50/mo w/hotspot!
&on &on ... There's probably web for similar internationally
 
Old 09-15-2017, 04:21 PM   #2
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Ah, but if you're in NY State (especially the Hudson Valley) we only have expensive stores here. And none of them want to actually carry stock either. No Fry's.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 04:32 PM   #3
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Just an example for the record, the above noted price for a 4TB drive (under $100 USD) is in line with Best Buy who still has some brick and mortar stores as well as from online only stores like Amazon and Newegg. In fact I recently bought an HP Officejet Network printer off the floor at a Best Buy for just under $100 USD and the had a factory refurbished unit for half that.
 
Old 09-15-2017, 09:43 PM   #4
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Who would have thought 50 years ago that televisions would become so relatively inexpensive that families could have three or four of them?

My first home computer was a Tandy 386 with DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1, and an 85MB HDD purchased on clearance in I think 1990 for about what my Zareason Limbo, with upgraded HDD and CPU (and with Slackware installed out-of-the-box), cost me new a couple of years ago.

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Old 09-16-2017, 01:10 AM   #5
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Man, if you knew what I paid for my first CD-R drive - when they were cutting edge. Ouch.
 
  


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