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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Sat 16-Nov-13 09:57:15
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HP or Sony "all-in-one" PC


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Price aside, which of these all-in-one desktop PCs would you consider the better buy?

http://www.johnlewis.com/hp-pavilion-23-f260ea-all-i...

http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-vaio-l-series-svl2413m...

I have no experience of either HP or Sony having tended to stick with Dell or locally made systems in the past. The Sony looks the more powerful system. The smaller HDD does not put me off. How do Sony and HP compare on quality or hardware and aftercare?

Thanks
Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Sun 17-Nov-13 10:10:56
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Have you also had a look at http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/aio-computers/ seeing as you have had locally made systems, you can then specify exactly what you want in your system.

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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Nov-13 13:01:15
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Far beyond my bank balance! frown


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Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Mon 18-Nov-13 16:26:49
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Re: HP or Sony "all-in-one" PC


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A similar spec as the HP you mentioned can work out about the same price

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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Nov-13 11:28:18
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I canít see the point unless a system is very much cheaper or much better than Sony or HP. Local PC builders can be better simply because they are local but not always and itís getting more difficult. Iíve had three local techies over the years:

1) Brilliant PC. Great local technician now out of business because he could not beat the big boysí prices without
2) Dud PC built by a particularly nasty local shark. Had to bring in No 3 to deal with it which added to the cost
3) Local Technician sorted out the above and built my next system- the best Iíve ever had. Trouble was the technician went out of business just before I paid up. No promised warranty.

So itís Sony or HP!
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 19-Nov-13 15:32:31
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Spec wise the sony is clearly better. i5 over i3 and slightly larger screen. Less disk space though. Blu ray on Sony, standard DVD on HP. Sony graphics probably slightly better.

Value for money - probably much the same between the 2 so without knowing what you actually want to do with the device it is difficult to advise.

If it is standard stuff then both will do the job. The Sony would be slightly quicker and may give a slightly longer lifespan.

Also, I personally quite like the design you normally get with Sony but saying that there doesn't seem to be much to split between the 2 design wise.

The final question is upgradability. If you want to do any sort of upgrades in the future you may want to consider RAM expandability and how easy it is to get at and replace the hard drive (those are probably the only 2 items you are likely to replace in an all-in-one).
Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 19-Nov-13 16:28:38
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In reply to a post by ARD:
3) Local Technician sorted out the above and built my next system- the best Iíve ever had. Trouble was the technician went out of business just before I paid up. No promised warranty.

So itís Sony or HP!
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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Wed 20-Nov-13 09:57:11
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I paid by cheque. This ought to have been a red alert because the techniciab had previously accepted credit cards. The person was decalred or opted to be declared bankrupt. He then disappeared into thin air. Major creditors probably received something back. It's quite some time ago.
Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Wed 20-Nov-13 09:59:55
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Thanks, Ian smile I'd like the Sony chiefly because of the i5 factor but it might have to be the HP on price grounds. I need to replace a lot of pricey software for a Win 8 system.
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