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Guide Offers Tips, Specs on Under-$300 Computers
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Kevin Savetz' Guide To Buying a Ridiculously Cheap PC delivers specs, reviews, and news for buyers shopping for an ultra-cheap, new computer.
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"A new PC doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. Many manufacturers are selling desktop computers for $299, $239, or even less. Buyers are understandably concerned that these inexpensive PCs won't live up to their needs." says Kevin Savetz, founder of the site. "Actually, for most home and office uses -- getting online, word processing, working with digital photos, playing games, and so on -- these machines are more than powerful enough. But these cheap PCs aren't for everyone. This buyer's guide shows the pros and cons that come with budget computers."

The site, located at  http://www.savetz.com/cheappc/, delivers specifications on the lowest-priced systems from both well-known and smaller PC manufacturers, written in plain English. Systems that Kevin has personally tested include a letter grade and close-up photos of the hardware. The "Tips" page examines the finer points to think about when choosing a Ridiculously Cheap PC.

Buyers who want to keep abreast of new deals can subscribe to the Cheap PC News mailing list, a free, low-volume announcement list.

Kevin Savetz has been a freelance technology journalist for more than a decade, having written for more than 60 magazines, newspapers, and online publications. He writes about computer hardware and technology shopping for Computer Shopper magazine, Computer Power User magazine, The Washington Post, and other publications. He has been publishing FAQs and buyers guides for many years, including the popular "FAQ: How can I send a fax from the Internet?" (http://www.savetz.com/fax/) which he began in 1994.

For more information, contact Kevin Savetz at http://www.savetz.com/contact/



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