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PC reviews

Here are new desktop PCs 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 IdeaCentre 3 Tower Athlon3151512 GB SSD8GB597
Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 Core i512377825
HP Pavilion TP01-2005a Core i72113516GB1300
Lenovo V50s customised172301700
Acer Aspire TC-1660175088GB999
MSI Cubi 5 10M-035BAU Core i56750897
HP Slim S01-aF0134z4119256 GB SSD400
Dell Inspiron Compact175081249

You can save on a performance or gaming PC from a local computer guy. 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.

PC for sale

Here are PC configurations we offer. Note gaming PCs have a graphics card, while none of the ones mentioned above do.

new desktop PC supplied by Manly Electronics
modelCPU speedGPU speeddiskmemoryprice
Office i5123001300500GB SSD8GB ram880
Intel i7 + GeForce GTX32000130001Tb SSD16GB ram1630
AMD 5600X + Radeon220009000

Surprisingly, AMD is slower for the same price or more expensive for the same speed. Even more, popular mid range AMD Radeon graphics are faster in G2D performance - 900 via 650 benchmark. 2D performance is more important in Office applications and usualy overlooked.

You may save even more on a refurbished PC. Although you have to know what you are buying. Computers have not changed much for the last five years. A used PC with an upgraded disk and a new operating system is just as good as a brand new one. Manly Electronics also sells factory seconds PCs. Those PCs were assembled from never used spare parts.

refurbished computers supplied by us
modelCPU speeddiskmemoryprice
Acer Veriton i77034500 GB SSD8GB700
Acer Veriton i54684550

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 IdeaPad Flex2-in-111.6Full HD159364GB SSD4GB399
HP Pavilion X360 2-in-114HD5425128GB SSD8GB679
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i2-in-114Full HD54254GB799
HP 14" HD Laptop 14HD1593423
Acer Aspire 3 A315-56-306115.6Full HD5256799
Asus VivoBook F51215.652568GB898
ASUS 15.6" Notebook Ryzen 5 15.67935256GB SSD797
Acer Swift 3 SF314148070997
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 15ITL615.610086512GB SSD897
Acer Aspire 5 Core i715.610663996
Lenovo IdeaPad 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 applications require space of less than 128GB. You may need a 500Gb disk only for work on pictures.

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.

Laptops for sale

Here are a few laptops we bundle with IT services. Note, they are not sold separately.

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
Acer Aspire laptop and tablet in one used laptop laptop and windows tablet

Updated 18 Sep 2021

How to buy our computers ?

Call us for a service such as computer repairs, data recovery or slow WiFi fix. We will discuss whether you need a new computer or just repairs. Computers sold with the IT services only.