Depends on the use-case. IMO for a gaming PC all prebuilts suck.
If that is all you want consider a used workstation. I use Dell T3500 that I was given by a friend free instead of company throwing them to the re-cycler. Whole working systems can be had for less than $75 on fee bay. Toss in a SDD, hex core CPU, more RAM and Win10 and you're golden.
I've heard complaints about all the major brands.
Is "best major computer brand" relative?
If you have a Microcenter close to you they now offer the service of building the pc from the parts you picked for a fee
But as others have suggested a nuc or a cheap laptop would work just fine.
Even a used 2018 Mini would do the job very well and can be had (base model) for around what he paid for this.It won't surprise some to hear that I like Apple for prebuilts, but it's quite a bit to pay to browse the web and watch streaming services.
With that said: the current Mac mini is surprisingly powerful even in its base form. It's fast, it's compact, and it's basically silent (you'd have to go out of your way to make the fan spin). And the kicker: it actually costs about as much as the Intel NUCs it outperforms.
Were there brands that got taken to service more frequently than others, or were they all about the same?As someone who worked in a high volume service center, I've not only heard complaints about every brand out there, but I've had to fix them all. Including plenty that aren't around anymore. They all cut corners or did things that didn't make sense.
Best, Falcon Northwest. They've been around for 20+ years. They are the best prebuilt systems you can buy. They are pricey though.If you don't feel like building your own computer and would rather get a prebuilt, what are the best major computer brands? The worst?
Sure there were. Some are definitely worse than others, but companies like Dell, Compaq and HP sold far more units than everyone else. So, it's hard to get a good picture of what the worst was given the variability of sales between brands. That being said, e-machines, Packard Bell, and some others were clearly trash.Were there brands that got taken to service more frequently than others, or were they all about the same?
Best, Falcon Northwest. They've been around for 20+ years. They are the best prebuilt systems you can buy. They are pricey though.
This is the brand we used to drool over when looking at PC's in the PC Gamer magazines back in the late 90's early 00's.
In my opinion the best computer brand is Lenovo.
It has a good quality / price ratio, good assistance and I can assure you that it resists well even in the heat and dust of a company ..
from customers in PC workstations for SCADA supervision systems we always install Lenovo and they never gave us problems.
LOL, back in the day I did warranty work for Packard Bell. The stories I could tell.....
Those were some sort of an oxymoron a non-standard standard known as "LPX" if it what I'm thinking of a board with a riser board in the middle where the PCI/ISA cards were mounted on? The few ones that were new enough for AGP had that on the mainboard as I think the PCB traces were too long for it to work reliably.2. Customer had a a bad MB. They sent me not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 MB's all were the wrong board (it was one of those where the MB laid flat on the bottom). They finally said fuck it and shipped him a whole new system.
I worked at CompUSA in 2000 when I was 16 and in high school I worked until they closed up as well, I was pissed at Best Buy as I went there after I was honest with the people but they kept telling me to upsell! so I left there but I did get one customer who was an older lady that just needed a defragging the HDD but Best Buy tried to have me sell her a new driver or a new PC anyway I told her how to get a hold of me personally I helped her until she passed a few years later /I lost that gig when they went belly up but did make quite a bit of money while it lasted. The calls were never ending.
Honesty is always the best policy.
Yes I still hate "Worst Buy" for that I have not stepped foot in any of their stores since then (2006)!
I remember my Mom needed an AC and they were the only place that had them then (Hot time of the year) I told her to go in and get it and have the "Moron Squad" put it on the cart they did I put the box in the trunk (that needed to be tied closed as it was a 12K BTU heavy & big AC) I did however bring it inside and put it in the window just never going into there again.
The old lady had a liking to me I was like her grand son she told me I the only payment I took was homemade food and cookies what a great time too bad she passed 4 years later