What To Buy Today
Ron Buswell, Newark
January 5, 2005

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PROCESSORS:
Can run 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems (Microsoft's new xp support)
AMD ATHLON 64FX55 2.6GHZ
INTEL P4 -EXTREME 3.4GHZ 2.5 MB HIGHSPEED CACHE
INTEL P4 -EXTREME 570J

POWER SUPPLIES
MODULAR CONNECTORS
EVEN POWER, QUIETER FANS,

HARD DRIVES:
ATA/133 MAX TRANSFER 45-60 MB/SEC
SERIAL ATA DRIVES 300 MB/SEC TRANSFER SPEEDS
WESTERN DIGITAL 740GD AND IBM
NATIVE COMMAND QUE

BACKUP:
ZIP DRIVE 750,
NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE, BUFFLO LINKSTATION
DVD/RW

LCD MONITORS:
BEST DELL 2001FP
AOC LINE OF LCD MONITORS FOR VALUE AND WARRANTY
OLED (ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE) cell phone displays

WIRELESS NETWORKING:
802.11B BEST RANGE 3-5 MB/SEC TRANSFER
802.11A SHORTER RANGE 10- 12 MB/SEC TRANSFER
802.11 G 54Mbps GOOD RANGE SOLID PREFORMANCE
802.11N NEW SPEC FOR 100Mbps
ALWAYS TURN ON WEP AND KEEP FIRMWARE UP TO DATE

PDA'S:
PALM ONE ( TUNGSTEN T5 )
DELL AXIM X50V

SMALL FORM FACTOR COMPUTERS:
Come With Motherboard, Floppy, Modem, Cdrom, Small Case You Buy Cpu, Hard Drive And Memory Cheaper Cost With Little Sacrifice For Performance

BARGIN AND ONSALE COMPUTERS:

ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT

AD AWARE, PEST PATROL TROJAN, AND SPYWARE

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