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ah...well if you are a "roll you own" type, here are some
reviews:

high end "bleeding edge" stuff:

http://discuss.extremetech.com/n/main.asp?webtag=extremetech&nav=messages&msg=32088.1

low end (the review is probably slightly dated?):

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,869895,00.asp



On 4 May 2003 at 12:27, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:


> no offense, but i don't think so...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> begin Eric D. Pierce <epierce@surewest.net> 
> > e.g.
> > 
> > (Intel 845G chipset)
> > 
> > http://www5.pc.ibm.com/us/products.nsf/$wwwPartNumLookup/_830725U
> > 
> > IBM list price (new): $899
> > ITXchange price (new): $641
> > 
> > (or go to  http://www.pc.ibm.com/support and type the seven 
> > character part# {minus the hyphen} into "quick path")
> > 
> > As Linux person you are presumably "wasting" some money 
> > buying an IBM desktop since Win2K-Pro is included, but IBM 
> > give's you rights to a Win2K recovery CD (factory image) 
> > that you might find useful for something.
> > 
> > note that IBM has developed a bad habit of shipping sucky
> > (feature deficient) standard keyboards and mice (IMO) 
> > recently.
> > 
> > regards,
> > ep
> > 
> > 
> > > did the system come with a a hardware diagnostic program?
> > > 
> > > fwiw, IBM desktops comes with this: http://www.pc-doctor.com
> > > 
> > > http://www.itxchange.com/scripts/plookup_ibm.idc?pr=03+-+Desktop++-+Pentium+4


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