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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cheap Home Computer w. NO Microsoft

If you are looking for a cheap home computer, this cheapo may be just what you need. It is sold at Walmart for $199.00. You need a monitor and a printer but if you are replacing an aging Dell, as a friend who called me today is, you should already have both. With the included Open Office you have one cheap system. Walmart, feel free to send me some money for this blog. (ha, like that would happen.)

The system is preinstalled with the gOS and running on the power of an 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor, this computer lets you create your own CDs, easily transfer digital files and surf the Internet with broadband-ready 10/100 Ethernet port. Note: Monitor not included.

Here are the specs:
1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor
512MB DDR2 memory
80GB Hard Drive
DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive
Burn CDs and watch your favorite DVDs on this versatile drive

Additional Features:
Operating System: gOS V2
Expansion Slots: N/A
Communications: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Graphics & Audio: VIA UniChrome Pro IGP and 6-Channel Audio
Measurements (CPU): 14.65"(H) x 6.89"(W) x 15.98"(D)
Weight: 21 lbs (total)
External Ports: 6 USB 2.0 Ports (2 front, 4 back), External VGA Connector, 1 Parallel Port, 2 PS/2 Ports (Keyboard and Mouse), 1 Microphone Port, 1 Line-In Port
104-Key Multifunction Keyboard
2-Button Scroll Mouse


Additional Specifications from Cnet.
Additional Specifications
Hard Drive Size: 80 GB
System RAM: 512 MB
Operating System: gOS
Processor Type: VIA C7-D 1.5 GHz
Cache Memory Type: L2 cache Installed Size: 128 KB
RAM Installed Size: 512 MB / 2 GB (max)
Technology: DDR II SDRAM
Storage Hard Drive: 1 x 80 GB - standard - Serial ATA-150 - 7200 rpm
Operating System / Software OS Provided: GOS v2
Software: OpenOffice.org 2.3
Graphics Controller Type: Integrated
Graphics Processor / Vendor: VIA UniChrome Pro
Optical Storage Type: CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Read Speed: 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Write Speed: 48x
Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slots Total (Free): 1 ( 0 ) x processor ¦ 2 ( 1 ) x memory - DIMM 240-pin
Networking: Network adapter - integrated
Modem: Fax / modem
Dimensions Product Form Factor: Tower
Width: 6.7 in
Height: 13.8 in
Depth: 14 in
More Information
Model No.: TC2512
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 26.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 22.0 x 18.0 x 11.0
Assembled in Country of Origin:USA and/or Imported
Origin of Components: USA and/or Imported
Wal-Mart No.: 000502741

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