It is recommended to upgrade your PC every two years. Most consumers now especially in the economic hard times can not afford to do so. However, there are pcs out there that cost under $500 and are great for everyone especially students. If you need to upgrade your PC I have put together the top five PCs under $500.
1. Dell IM501R – 1212TMR 499.99
Dell has a great name and is a trusted brand. The Dell IM501R has a very fast AMD vision processor and a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics card, a very nice a sharp 15.6″ screen, and three GB of ram. Those combine make a great PC for watching movies and playing games. All in all this is the best bang for your buck and would be great for any student for and their needs.
2. Dell L1545 – 32320BK 399.99
The dell LI545 has a great battery life of about four hours. The temperatures of the laptop are very low which is good for users especially ones who keep the computer on their laps for extended periods. The 15.6″ screen has a crisp and clear display to see which dramatically reduces eye strain. This comes fully equipped with Windows 7 64 bit. Overall this is great for anyone looking for a new PC.
3. Toshiba L455 – S5000 349.99
energy star qualified. The Toshiba L455 is great for mulch-tasks, it can run multiple programs at once with no problems. This is great for the student as it comes equipped with Microsoft office, which is great for doing term papers and using the internet for looking up information. Also it has a very nice screen size of 15.6″ that is prefect for movies and other multi-media tasks.
4. Compaq CQ62 – 215DX 349.99
A great laptop for the average user. Performance of the Compaq CQ62 is great, has easy to navigate quick buttons, and a real nice sharp image with its high-definition LED with Bright View technology. It weighs just over five pounds so it is easy to travel with. The computer also has a nice size hard drive of 250 GB which is a bit larger than the standard size, and has great ram speed of two GB. For the price this is a perfect computer for the student or anyone on a budget.
5. Lenovo 2958 – 9PV 479.99
Lenovo is a great company, The Lenovo 2958 has a lot to offer starting with its three GB of ram. That amount of ram as well as a 250 GB hard drive are all you need for almost all of your computing needs. For those of you who enjoy web video this also has a web cam built in so you can talk to others via Google video chat or other comparable video chatting. The LCD monitor has a very crisp sharp image which is great for watching videos.
Anyone looking for a new PC these are all great computers. I would highly recommend any of them as they will all fit your needs very well.