The best/better/worst buy recommendations
are based not only on typical system prices available, but on the base
pricing of the CPU chips themselves; the theory being that a lower priced
CPU having a comparable speed allows a manufacturer to beef up some of the
other components (RAM, hard drive, video card, etc.) for a price
comparable to those systems built around a more expensive chip.
This doesn't always ring true in practice. Entry level systems often
have entry level components all 'round. As a recommendation, it is only my
opinion and not everyone will agree.
It is one of the aims of The CPU Scorecard, however,
that it serve as only a starting point for those wishing to compare,
purchase, or upgrade their own computers. If speed is more important to
you than the size of a hard drive or the amount of RAM included in a
system, then hopefully The CPU Scorecard has been helpful
in making your purchase decision.
Stay tuned. As computer and system prices are fluctuating all the time,
check back with The CPU Scorecard to stay on
top of the latest speed and pricing trends.