MrFigg wrote: ↑
01 Jul 2021
guitfnky wrote: ↑
01 Jul 2021
how is this different than any other computer purchase? also, do people actually buy pre-built desktop PCs?
It’s a problem becasue I personally don’t want Windows 11.
And yea, people do. After years of building my own desktops I’ve moved over to prebuilt office models. Usually Lenovo. Trying to find motherboards without flashing coloured lights was just getting too hard. All I want in a. PCis a quiet fan, a good processor, decent RAM and a load of USB ports. Also enough outs to run more than one monitor.
the second question was really more tongue-in-cheek. I think it generally doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to go pre-built unless someone is just too uncomfortable to put things together themselves. you can even pick your parts and have retailers put them together for you, these days. and picking your own parts, there’s no need to buy blingy RGB stuff if that’s not your thing.
as for the first, I still don’t get how that’s any different than any new pre-built PC or laptop ever. a new OS comes out, new builds will start to have it pre-installed. there will be a time where some will have 10, and others will have 11, but eventually they’ll all be 11. the same way you can’t buy a new PC with Windows 8, or 7, or XP, or 3.1 anymore.
but that does make for an interesting idea…why don’t manufacturers make PCs that don’t have an OS installed, and instead bundle your choice of compatible OS versions? that would be pretty cool, IMO.