Computers

We offer a full spread of computer systems, including Desktop PCs, Laptops and Macintosh Systems.

Most systems come installed with the latest long-term support release of Xubuntu (currently 12.04). Provided you keep this operating system installed, you can receive Tech Support for one year, at only $10/issue.

Desktop PC Systems

We always have a range of desktop systems, priced from $60 and up. PC desktops are sold a la carte, so you can pick the keyboard, monitor and mouse that fit your style and budget. To give you an idea of our prices, here are a few examples of systems we’ve sold recently:

$70 Computer (Example)

  • Intel Pentium D Processor
  • 1.0 GB DDR RAM
  • 80 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD R/W Optical Drive

$170 Computer (Example)

  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 2 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 160 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD R/W Optical Drive

 

In addition to these systems, Free Geek is now offering Gaming Rigs; computers that have high-end processors, more RAM, and a video card.  These systems come without an operating system installed.  We do not offer tech support for them, but the hardware warranty is still available.  Here is an example of a system that recently sold:

$430 Gaming Rig (Example)

  • AMD Phenom Quad
  • 8 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD R/W Optical Drive
  • GeForce 9800GT 512mb video card

 

 

Laptops

We get a wide variety of Laptops from every manufacturer. For the most part our prices range between $120 and $300. As is common with used computers, cosmetic damage and a low battery life will drive down the price of a laptop rapidly. Here’s a general idea of what types of laptops we see and their prices.

 

$135 Laptop (Example)

  • Pentium M Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 40 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD ROM Optical Drive

$210 Laptop (Example)

  • 2.0 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 120 GB Hard Drive
  • DVD R/W Optical Drive

 

 

Macintosh Systems

The following describes the “bread and butter” Mac systems (and ballpark prices) you can find with some regularity in the store.

G5 Towers $55 – $270

  • 1.6 Ghz – 2.2 GHz G5 Processor (single to quad)
  • 80 – 200 GB Hard Drive
  • 512 MB – 2 GB RAM
  • No OS

 

Mac laptops and systems with PowerPC-based processors are sold without operating systems and we recommend that you acquire a copy of Mac OSX to install yourself. While we can diagnose hardware problems we cannot provide technical support for their software.

Intel-based Macs do come our way, but are priced low enough that they don’t stick around. Frequent, physical visits are the key to getting your hands on the more popular Mac gear.

 

 

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