510XL Purchase Advice

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Mark, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Purchasing a replacement PC and the only way to get non-integrated audio
    and video with separate DVD-ROM and DVD±R/W seems to be the 510XL at
    about $1800. Not really using it for gaming or movie making, but just
    wanted most current storage options for photo editing and general backup
    and two drives for making copies. Otherwise pretty basic uses -
    internet, spreadsheets, word processing, etc. Is this overkill? Anyone
    have any experience/comments on this system. How good is the 19" VX930
    CRT versus 17" LCD? Bit concerned of durability of LCD with young
    grandkids around. I'd also like to keep the hands free telephone/caller
    ID functionality of current Megaphone Telephony software but modem only
    listed as data/fax. Are there still voice/data/fax modems out there
    that would provide this capability. Experience with GMAX 2100 speakers?
    Gateway no longer offering the Boston Accousitcs and, from what I've
    seen in the stores, the Creative l-trique seem top heavy and ready to
    fall over at the drop of a hat. Also questioning 250W power supply.
    Seems like 300+W is more the norm. Is 250W sufficient? Finally any
    comment on merits of ADP for an extra $100 or Priority access for
    another $150? Thanks for any comments.
    Mark, Feb 2, 2004
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    Ccrlyles Guest

    I purchase the system you are referring to about 2 weeks ago with the 19 inch
    monitor(nice), didn't want to pay the extra $150 for the LCD. The speakers to
    me, don't sound as good as the bostons but they are nice you'll like them. I
    only paid $1521 with 3 year tech no onsite delievered, don't know about the
    ADP, if you think you need it get it. The only problem is that it came with a
    Nec DVD- instead of the +- DVD, I'm waiting for the replacement DVD to arrive.
    The modem is not voice capable as I was told but they are also sending a
    replacement modem that is suppose to be voice/fax/data but I don't think it
    will because if you look at the spec. on that sys. it doesn't have a voice
    modem. The 250 power supply seem to be working ok but who knows, if it burn out
    they'll send a replacement.
    Ccrlyles, Feb 2, 2004
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