IS IT GOOD ?
for playing well you need to check:
La memoire vive: (in your link, you have a DDR2, that's not a good one... DDR3 is better) and it's need to be more than 4GO.
Graphic card: i don't know to much about is (type it in google)
Your processor: need to be over 2Ghz and in intel at least i5. A stronger i5 is better as a lower i7
Windows: NOT VISTA! or put Linux in it....
-Subjective likes this.
For a $200 budget options are limited...
I would get something like this....
....And then find a budget PCI-E x16 Video Card and pop it in there...
Ofc, this also assumes you have a monitor, keyboard & mouse to use with it already...
It's not gonna be very fast compared to a lot of machines out there, but you're only giving us $200 to work with...
Stupid me... I just saw your original post says 350€ - sorry...
Maybe something in this range then....
I once heard on my journey there is a computer called an abacus .. it sells for like 2 dollars.. haha.
Truth is do not use windows of any discription.. resource unfriendly
mint ... probs the easiest transition.
arch if you want to truly be a show off and brag.
Myself you cant beat puppy linux precise.. it does what it says on the can
ubuntu ..well I stay away from this media .. coz it sounds like another microsoft in the making.
truly there are some wonderful linux distros... the french are turning out some stunning stuff.It used to be a nordic thing but now its absolutely european thru and thru.
Ok lets begin.
Puppy precise... what do you want a free system that is small and yet not to quirky. well this one does it. you can install almost everything that ubuntu has.. but sometimes you need to play around a bit.i y
but if you want a up and running distro that install and runs fast.. then you have to go with slitaz.
if you want solid .. mint
If you want fast small and mini then slitaz or puppy.. thou I have to say... out of the two I prefer slitaz coz it does not slow down on frugal install.. where as I noted puppy slows down some..
Ahh we can go on forever.. but if you buy an older machine you can tune it up anyway.. by getting rid of unwanted things.
Myself I am a great believer in the progs you use lots should be held in a core. and other things like silly apps should be deleted.
beauty of linux is its colourful nature.. what is needed will be provided because of the demand.
Meaning its getting bigger. its not like the old days when .. there were no drivers, frontends etc..
give it a try and see what you think.. but truly. You will be shocked at how simple it is today to install.
when I started it was like a three day affair.. took forever.
as for win 8... its had it with the silly system called eufi..
how is it i buy a laptop and i still feel it belongs to microsoft because i cannot install anything else.
well you can at your peril on a 64bit mc