computers for sale and reviews

New Computers for sale

new computers
modelCPU speedGPU speeddiskmemorypriceglass case
Office Intel PC143001Tb SSD16GB800budget computer Antec case
Gaming AMD + Radeon PC2190090001400

Surprisingly, AMD is slower by 3D performance for the same price or more expensive for the same speed. But popular mid range AMD Radeon graphics are faster in G2D performance like 900 vs 650 benchmark. 2D performance is more important in Office applications.

Latest gaming PC Dec 2023

Offering a gaming PC with one of the best graphics cards currently available in 3 days, the GeForce RTX 4090, and the i7-14700KF Intel CPU. While the i9-14900K is faster, its 15% performance increase comes at a 50% higher cost, which isn’t justifiable for gaming where the CPU’s impact is less significant. Our price for i7 set $5300

  • GeForce RTX4090
  • Intel i7-14700KF
  • MSI motherboard based on B760M
  • Thermaltake gaming case
  • SilverStone 1000W PSU
  • DDR5 2x16Gb memory

refurbished Laptops for sale

Here are a few laptops we bundle with IT services.

refurbished laptops supplied by Manly Electronics
screen sizeresolutionCPU speedDiskmemoryprice
Acer TravelMate11.6HD1217128GB SSD4GB200
Acer Aspire Switch2-in-111.6Full HD17434GB250
Acer Aspire2-in-113Full HD30248GB330
laptop and windows tablet
Acer switch laptop

How to buy our computers ?

Call us for a quick consult. Computers are sold as part of IT services package.

Refurbished PC review

Consider pre-owned computers if you’re willing to compromise on performance and reliability. Here are a few online second-hand PCs offering better cost-to-performance ratios than their brand-new counterparts. However, dated hardware may pose security risks and challenges when updating to Windows 11.

refurbished computers
modelCPU speeddiskmemoryprice
Dell Wyse 506017488GB flash drive4GB9
Dell OptiPlex 790 SFF3849128GB SSD4GB149
Dell 902070311TB SSD16GB800

New PC reviews

Here are a few new desktop computers sold in Sydney shops. For the comparison, similar configurations were selected. Speeds are by PassMark benchmarks software. It seems HP offers better deals at the moment.

modelCPU speeddiskmemoryprice
Lenovo Idea Centre 3 Tower Athlon3151512 GB SSD8GB597
Lenovo Idea Centre 3 Core i512377825
HP Pavilion TP01-2005a Core i72113516GB1300
Lenovo V50s customised172301700
Acer Aspire TC-1660175088GB830
MSI Cubi 5 10M-035BAU Core i56750897
HP Slim S01-aF0134z4119256 GB SSD600
Dell Inspiron Compact175081249

You can save on a performance or gaming PC from a local computer guy or assemble a PC yourself. The price of the brand PCs with a faster i7 CPU exceeds the cost of OEM parts up to $500. For example, the i7 CPU as a part is only $230 more expensive than a i5, but a popular brand PC based on i7 is $800 more expensive than i5 of the same brand. Why? Gaming PCs are not the best seller. Brands need to assemble the PC as you order. Hence extra costs.

New Laptops review

The following table is a comparison of some popular laptops below $1000 sold in Sydney shops.

new laptops sold in Sydney shops
screen sizeresolutionCPU speedDiskmemoryprice
Lenovo Idea Pad Flex2-in-111.6Full HD159364GB SSD4GB399
HP Pavilion X360 2-in-114HD5425128GB SSD8GB679
Lenovo Idea Pad Flex 5i2-in-114Full HD54254GB799
HP 14" HD Laptop 14HD1593423
Acer Aspire 3 A315-56-306115.6Full HD5256799
Asus Vivo Book F51215.652568GB898
ASUS 15.6" Notebook Ryzen 5 15.67935256GB SSD797
Acer Swift 3 SF314148070997
Lenovo Idea Pad Slim 3i 15ITL615.610086512GB SSD897
Acer Aspire 5 Core i715.610663996
Lenovo Idea Pad 5 AMD Ryzen 515.613343897

The most critical features affecting the price is the screen size and resolution. Laptops with screens 15.6 inches start from $800. All large screen laptops have Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, the same as your TV.

CPU speed is often overlooked but is essential for performance. Extra $200 will get you a twice faster laptop. To show the difference, I specified not CPU names but a benchmark speed from Passmark - one of the many popular benchmarking software.

Most office tasks need under 128GB storage, while 500GB may be required for large image collections.

If you are editing movies on a laptop, you may need a more expensive one. Although performance increase for office work is marginal. I omitted differences in design, battery and connections, such as USB or USB-C ports, as it is not substantial across models in the same price range.