Big Bang For The Buck From This AMD Machine
I helped my 13 year old select this machine. So far the experience has been fantastic, with no problems at all. In performance, this machine blows away the one it replaced. I don't think you can do better for under $500. Gift Card Granny helped us slide under that threshold. I'm a veteran of the PC industry. I designed them for several years for one of the big manufacturers. Based on this experience, I came to despise Intel and root for AMD. There is a strong moral argument to be made for buying an AMD-based machine. So please, if you don't buy this one, pick another AMD product. I hear the Ryzen 7 machines are awesome. The machine arrived with WIndows 10 installed, and it worked fine. However, because some older games won't run on Windows 10, I installed Windows 7 Pro instead. I had network drivers on a USB drive, and everything else could be downloaded directly from the internet.