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    My company have just launched "computers for staff" under the governments initiative to get people "on line". This means you get full tax relief on any monthly re-payment of a PC.

    Great, I thought. I normally build my own, but I'd happily buy an off the shlf job for a large discount.

    Unfortunately the "best" computer is less than what I have already, and you can only chose from the 5 or 6 offerings from Dell and Elonex. Great.

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    You have to bear in mind that for office work and internet browsing, a 3 year old PC would probably do the job just as well. Having a 3GHZ+ P4 for typing letters in Word and looking at ebay is overkill

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    Marc you lucky dude! Don't even think about it, get that second PC. Even if it's a PentiumIII it'll be enough for your home office, for text processing, personal finance and internet it rulz, it will relief your video workstation of so many tasks! I have a Pentium1 in my home office and eh... it's ok... I can even chat on Messenger while Word is open

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    The more the merrier!!!
    I jus put an old 300mhz PII in the living room as an MP3 jukebox and tinterweb video viewer. Have a video out gfx card so it all goes to the telly -Great stuff!! - And my mate was gonna throw it away - Pah!

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    It's not free 30/month for 36 months for a P4 3.2.

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    That's probably not worth it
    http://www.studioxpro.com

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    "Not free" changes everything. I knew it was too good to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svhs
    "Not free" changes everything. I knew it was too good to be true.
    The deal is that you get full tax relief on the payments. So that's a saving of 22% plus NI conts, or 40% plus NI for higher rate payers.

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    Hmmmm...

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