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Hope you can get it fixed.

 

I prefer desktop computers because how upgradable they are and i need big screens. Otherwise I would have had a laptop.

 

I think its amatter of preference and use. If your mobile.. use a laptop. If you have a home and stay for long take a desktop. But again its a preference.

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7 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

Yes you did and we thank you - once SSD updated all has been well and appears the AIO will never die.  At least Kingston did provide a fix for that SSD system lockup issue - but not sure how many were aware of it.  But as far as all in one units believe there is a place for them as a lot less klutzy than full size units/wires/monitor in a non tech home and larger viewing area than a laptop so comfortable to watch video or operate computer, even for those of us with less than 20/20 - and at current prices they are almost throw away/hand me down for many if a failure.

 

 

Of course if you are a bit handy and obtained the item at a good price, then why not? Unfortunately many are bought by people who don't have a clue and they end up as expensive mistakes.

 

7000 baht to fix that clunker is just too much. Plus it would be remiss to not fit an SSD once the case is open.

So you are looking at possibly 8000 baht to refurbish the device.

It has a poor CPU and a poor screen....and it's going to cost 7000 baht to replace that poor screen.

 

In contrast I have a PC from 2009, cost me £65, including the cost of an SSD. Separate 24" Full HD monitor costing £100.

 

For much the same amount of money as the OP paid, I bought a solid aluminium DELL laptop with an i7 CPU and a 17.3" Full HD Gorilla Glass Touchscreen and dedicated graphics card.

 

On the other hand, these days you can find second hand AIO for sale for next to nothing. A little bit of maintenance, as in fitting an SSD and you can have a inexpensive device for the home. 

 

 

 

 

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Late last year I was dead set on buying an AIO, despite the negative advice from friends more knowledgeable than I.  I wanted a large display for basic photo editing and just for general internet browsing because my eyes aren't improving with age and I also really like the minimal footprint. 

My budget was around B20,000 give or take and I watched dozens of YT videos extolling the virtues and sometimes failings of Dell, HP, Lenovo,  Acer & Asus AIO's.   

I haunted Power Buy, IT City and various Fortune Town shops but despite the money being hot in my pocket, I could never find quite the machine with the specs I wanted; there was always something missing.  Either RAM was too low and often not expandable, the processor low end Celerons or AMD's or five generations behind Intel i3's & i5's.  Lots of 500-1000GB 5200rpm HD's but reasonably sized SSD's scarce and few units with upgrade slots built in.  I began to realize that most of the AIO's I saw on sale were made mostly with cheap, dated, out of the parts bin components with little provision for upgrading and they certainly weren't bargain priced. Most still had very low end wired keyboards and mice. 

I finally started listening to the advice I was getting and ended up buying an Intel NUC with a current i-5 and a 128gbSSD with a plug in slot for a 2.5 SATA SSD.  The 4gb ram had an extra slot for expansion to 8gb (up to 32gb) By the time I was done buying the SSD and additional ram along with a decent BenQ 27" monitor I was close to the 20,000 I would have spent on the AIO but with a far superior system and the same minimal footprint. It's fast, quiet and expandable and has 2 each: USB 3.1 & 3.0, 2  full size HDMI's, SD card reader and ethernet port., far more than any AIO I saw for under B30,000.  

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On 5/24/2020 at 7:07 PM, Jingthing said:

I couldn't disagree more.

I've done tower PC's and laptops many times.

My current AIO Lenovo is the best computer I've ever had.

Almost zero problems for years now.

Of course it helps that Windows is much better than it used to be.

If it crapped out today, I would go out and buy another one.

 

Funny that JT, I have had a Lenovo all in one 18 months old and it's been nothing but problems, I will never buy Lenovo again, also problems with Lenovo laptop 2 in one, and tablet, just Rubbish.

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17 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

Funny that JT, I have had a Lenovo all in one 18 months old and it's been nothing but problems, I will never buy Lenovo again, also problems with Lenovo laptop 2 in one, and tablet, just Rubbish.

I believe you but that doesn't change my experience. 

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19 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

Funny that JT, I have had a Lenovo all in one 18 months old and it's been nothing but problems, I will never buy Lenovo again, also problems with Lenovo laptop 2 in one, and tablet, just Rubbish.

And your problems are definitely Lenovo issues?  I ask because I also have an original Lenovo AIO system that just will not die and has been working fine for over nine years.  Have found it very well built and reliable.  Have you had good results with anything?  Some of us are just not computer people - and I include myself in that category.  But I have never had a computer last this long. 

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11 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

And your problems are definitely Lenovo issues?  I ask because I also have an original Lenovo AIO system that just will not die and has been working fine for over nine years.  Have found it very well built and reliable.  Have you had good results with anything?  Some of us are just not computer people - and I include myself in that category.  But I have never had a computer last this long. 

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I wrote out a long list of previous computers, most of them satisfactory, then my post just disappeared, sorry about that.

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I have an HP Omni 200 AIO PC that is about 10 years old with WIN 7. When it was time to move to WIN 10, instead of buying a new computer, I was fortunate to be referred to a computer geek who suggested he could update my HP with a little maintenance and installation of a SSD.  Works GREAT!

Thank you Grant. 

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