On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:41:21 AM D. Michael McIntyre wrote: > On 4/10/19 8:54 AM, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > I guess you mean a retail desktop without Windows off the shelf? > > No, I mean a retail desktop anything off the shelf. Nobody stocks them > anymore. It's all laptops and all-in-ones, peppered with the occasional > ridiculous "gaming PC" that has crap specs at a high price with some red > LEDs thrown in to make it look, I don't know, gamey.
Have you checked out Newegg and TigerDirect (both for mail order). Within the last year, I bought a new (not refurbished) desktop (in a mini-tower) for $299. (I don't know where in the world you are located -- it is possible they don't ship to your location.) (They also sell a lot of refurbished units, but at $299 that was close to what I used to pay to buy components for a system, and this came with Windows, which I can use to update the map in my Garmin Nuvi 40 LM. ;-) >From the order (from Tiger Direct, ordered 20180914) : <quote> Item#: 41418724 AMD A6-8570 3.5GHz <dual core> 8GB DDR4 RAM 500GB HDD Radeon R5 420 Graphics 6x USB 3.1, 4x USB 2.0, 1x VGA, 2x DisplayPorts Windows 10 Professional 1XJ76US#ABA </quote> The processor uses 65 watts, and there is a note somewhere "The APU can be configured to run at 45 Watt TDP." (I like low power consumption, both to minimize heat and power use, as I keep my main machine up 24/7 (and on a UPS).) I haven't put it in service yet -- in the old days, I watched to buy the components for my next machine at sale prices before I actually needed it -- I bought this on the same principle. (Accepting Windows was sort of a sacrifice, but, as I mentioned, I should be able to update my Garmin maps (which is harder to do on Linux -- it can be done, most easily with 3rd party maps.) _______________________________________________ Rosegarden-user mailing list Rosegardenemail@example.com - use the link below to unsubscribe https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rosegarden-user