Looking for a new desktop with an SSD
Posted on 2012-08-22
I'm in Ottawa, Canada and would like to configure a new desktop machine with a 3'rd gen I7, lots of RAM and an SSD to hold Windows and my programs. I imagine I'd want to upgrade the system to Windows 8 when it becomes available.
I've checked the Dell.ca and HP.ca websites to see if they have such a beast and came up empty handed (except for a $3000 Dell / Alienware box). I've also checked out other online retailers (BestBuy, FutureShop, Staples and TigerDirect.ca) but can't seem to find anything to my liking.
I've seen a couple of systems that boast a traditional high capacity hard-drive with an embedded SSD but I can't seem to find a system with Win 7 pre-installed (plus a low-cost upgrade offer to Win 8) on a 256GB SSD as the main drive and a 1TB HD as the secondary drive.
I suppose I'd be willing to build a system but in a perfect world, I'd like to simply be able to drive down to a place like FutureShop / BestBuy / Staples or a local Ma & Pa computer shop (if any still exist), plop down $1500 - $2000 (box only. no peripherals required) and walk away with a pre-configured system.
Does anyone have a suggestion for me?