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pcspecialist.co.uk, first time user, and very satisfied customer
Member Name: user12
Advantages: Low cost, get exactly what you want in your PC, without paying for extras
Disadvantages: Need to wait 2 weeks for delivery, so not ideal if you need PC fast.
I wanted a new upto date PC,as my old one struggled to run windows 7. I looked at several 'high street' stores, I came to the conclusion that you get what you are given, and you end up paying for things you don't really want. I already have a nearly new monitor, keyboard and mouse, so did not need to pay for more.
The advantage with this company, is that you can have a PC custom built to your exact specifications. I decided for example, to have a large HDD (1 TB), and 8GB of RAM, as I felt this would run not only programs of today, but also programs for tomorrow.
I tried to build a spec as close as possible to one I had seen on the high street, and this place was about £150 cheaper for a similar spec PC. The only disadvantage is you have to wait about 2 weeks for delivery, where as I could have picked up from the high street that day.
Another thing I liked, was you can log on to the web site, and check the status of your order, i.e. has it been built yet, is it in testing, or has it been dispatched.
I placed the order on the 31st July, and initially thought the company was slow, as it took till the 10th August to reach the build state, but from here things went very quick, and the machine reached me on the 15th August, which to be built, tested, packaged up and delivered in 4 working days I was very impressed with. I was also impressed with the courier company, as I had an E-mail telling me to the hour what time to expect my delivery.
I also ordered Norton360 with my PC, and this was out of stock. My PC was delivered as soon as built, and the software followed a few days later, not by post as I expected but again by courier.
Summary: Good quality build, and very good price.