Having £500? Being human?January 31, 2020 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch11 CommentsFrom our ever popular series Guardian headlines we can answer: What’s the minimum specification for someone buying a PC? previousUnkind butnextOh, really? 11 thoughts on “Having £500? Being human?” Clovis Sangrail January 31, 2020 at 8:22 am Oh come on, Tim! The being human bit is entirely optional, surely? Bloke in North Dorset January 31, 2020 at 9:09 am I bought a Silent PC a few years ago. Its a God send in my small office. Sam Vara January 31, 2020 at 9:35 am What’s the minimum specification for being an effective sub editor? Bloke on M4 January 31, 2020 at 10:04 am Dell Optiplex i3. Windows 10, 4GB RAM, 120GB SSD. £120 refurbished from Tier1Online. jgh January 31, 2020 at 10:37 am Can’t I just identify as somebody having £500? Andrew M January 31, 2020 at 10:50 am I’ve never actually used one, but isn’t a Chromebook ideal for this kind of thing? Or if you need a desktop, a Chromebox? I’d be reluctant to foist Windows upon a novice user with no support. Martin January 31, 2020 at 11:44 am Have seen a PC late last year for £250. No idea why you would want to spend £500 on one. Some sort of high end gaming machine? bloke in spain January 31, 2020 at 11:56 am Bearing in mind what they want the PC to do, a Raspberry Pi for £45 would be more than adequate. Add £15 for a k/b & rodent & plug it into your TV. Leave you with 440 quid to spend down the pub. Fatmatt January 31, 2020 at 3:07 pm Refurb Dell, 4Gb ram, 160 hard disc, old dual core chip so a bit slow by modern standards. Keyboard, mouse and 17″ screen, genuine Win 10. £75, Amazon. (Wack an Linux distro on for a bit of speed and its a serviceable machine.). I have one for backups and as an emergency box. Dodgy Geezer January 31, 2020 at 3:55 pm I thought that you were going to tell this joke: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/word-imperfect/ Pcar January 31, 2020 at 10:10 pm What’s the minimum specification for someone buying a PC? Common sense and the desire & ability to learn new things without complaining, plus sufficient cash. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.