My 12 year old son needs a new computer. Technically he doesn't need it, but we want to give our 5 year the one he's using now, and use it for household stuff since our old old one crashed.
Right now my 12 year old uses it for homework and playing games like WOW.
What is a good computer (we're looking at refurbished) at around $400.
Some tech guy told my husband...."Your son is a gamer? He NEEDS 3 GIGS, Nvidia 8800, and Dual Core Processor and Windows Vista."
My question is ...why? Right now he's playing on an el cheapo emachine with a good graphics card (good for 3 years ago) that's three years old and it works fine and using windows 98.
Could someone tell me why he's gotta have those specific things?
The tech guy told my hubby he will need them because soon new games will only run on vista. Is that right?
I don't understand how those specific items are must haves.
Enlighten me. Please.