Notorious cheap gadget geeks like yours truly buy only the cheapest gadgets in town or on the Internet.
Granted, that my PC absolutely needs replacing since this was really my dad's (circa 2006), I must say that I sometimes suffer from PC envy. As a result of my inherent cheapness, I can only play browser games and old DOS games that I play on DOSBox.
So I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want:
Games That I Play
Master of Magic
Try it, this is really fun, you get to watch pixels fly from one part of the screen and then smush other pixels to the other part of the screen.
Wait aren't you the guy who just won $1,000 dollars on Prizes.org?
Yep, indeed. I've imposed a 2 week think-it-through-you-dummy program on myself so I basically tucked the money just beside my 1 and a half foot long short sword - (haha!)
No really, even if I had the money physically with me right now, I wouldn't blow it all on just one thing no matter how much my heart is bleeding for a very fast computer. I am more intent on turning that $1,000 into something like $2,000. But as of this moment, the ideas elude me.
I'm a win-win solution type of guy. Basically, I'm thinking of putting up another micro business for the indigents in the neighborhood in the form of a mini micro Internet cafe/student center. I'll be giving away the spare PC that we have while I can use the "new" one.
In this way, the new owner of our spare PC will get to have a small Internet cafe business where people could pay 30 PHP to 50 PHP (roughly $1 an hour) and at the same time contribute to education.
Buying Cheap Computers in the Philippines
So, now that we've got that out of the way, it's time to actually look for a computer. My first stop is a store in Robinson's Lipa called Max Saver. (I don't have any relation with the business, except that I once bought an LED monitor there.)
There's very little way to accurately measure the performance of the machines since they provide very little information. But on first sight, their prices are really low!
- Slow PC, 1 Ghz xRAM
- Fast PC, 2 Ghz xRAM
- Faster PC, 3 Ghz xRAM
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- Pccorner.com.ph - PC Corner (New computers)
- Pcx.com.ph - PC Express (New computers)
- TipidPc.com - Tipid PC (Old and new)
- OpenPinoy.com - Korean owned (Old computers)
- Sulit.com.ph - (Misc + Old computers)