05-20-2019 09:13 PM
I am transitioning from a Mac which I find deeply inefficient for my small business needs.
I will not be doing much other than spreadsheets, mapping software and listening to music. Maybe watch some streaming shows ONCE a month between entering data.
Can't tell what the advantages are of these models, all I know is the A340 has an in built CD RW burner, less RAM and the other does not.
Which one is more powerful? Has a better screen resolution? Will last longer, hypothetically? Both are better than my current macbook, but I am looking for the most bang for buck.
05-21-2019 01:07 PM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
IdeaCentre™ 520 23.8" F0DN001NUS have a a higher benchmark with its AM4 AMD Ryzen 3 2200GE compared to IdeaCentre A340-22IGM 21.5" F0EA000EUS Pentium J5005.
With running Windows 10, higher ram is an advantage with IdeaCentre™ 520 with 8GB expandable to 16GB. You need it for your applications / streaming and Win10 would surely demand it.
Nowadays, USB drive are better storage than DVD disc and any cheap portable USB are available with plug n play in case you need one. IdeaCentre™ 520 have bigger screen and both are FHD.
Durability has a lot of factors but the warranty should cover that out.
Finally, consult other IT friends and business colleagues if an All in One machine is for you on your line of business.
I hope this helps answer your query.
05-21-2019 09:13 PM
Thank you for your well thought out reply.
Yes, that is what I have gathered from speaking with a few people today, I really would like the all in One with the Ryzen 3, but for a similar price I can get a desktop (seperate CPU, seperate monitor) with a Ryzen 5 and some optional features. It depends how chic I want to be when it comes to space saving, because the Ryzen 3 can still handle Excel and basic modelling/forecasting. I also would like to create algorithms pulling live data from certain websites, so I will upgrade to 16GB ram as soon as I can.
As far as Warranty's, The ideacentre has a 1 year warranty, anything else I would need to buy extra from office depot. Are the 3, 5 year warranty plan's worth it?
05-22-2019 05:54 AM