There are a multitude of PC manufacturers hawking their wares right now, and they all have different ideas as to what represents value for money. So, seeing as we can’t trust them to be truthful in how much value for money their products offer, we’ll ask you instead. Welcome to this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.
Too Many Games, Not Enough Time
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Which Game From E3 2015 Are You Desperate to Play?”
Out of a total of 156 votes, 34.6% chose Fallout 4, 10.9% chose Final Fantasy VII Remake, 10.3% chose Uncharted 4, 6.4% chose Halo 5, 3.9% chose Rise of the Tomb Raider, 3.2% chose Shenmue III, 3.2% chose Star Fox Zero, 1.9% chose The Last Guardian, 1.9% chose Super Mario Maker, 1.3% chose Gears of War 4, 17.3% chose Other, and 5.1% chose None, As I Don’t Play Video Games!
This represents a resounding victory for Fallout 4, the game chosen by over a third of those who voted in the poll. With 10 games to choose from (as well as countless others not included in the poll) this is an impressive percentage. The only real contenders were Final Fantasy VII Remake and Uncharted 4.
Comment of the Week
We received some good comments, including those from Jon W, Matthew Wong, and Matteo Bernardini. Comment Of The Week goes to Dennis Primm, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment:
Am I going crazy?
I thought I saw DOOM in the E3 2015 line up. If so, then why isn’t it on the list?
I want DOOM!!!
We chose this comment because it was the only one which said anything more than the title of a game. We can inform Dennis that he is not going crazy because Bethesda did indeed unveil a new Doom at E3 2015. It just didn’t make the cut in terms of our poll. We apologize for making you question your mental state.
Getting Your Money’s Worth
With the emergence of tablets and smartphones as legitimate alternatives to laptops and desktops, the importance of owning a good PC is somewhat waning. However, many of us still need a powerful machine as our daily workhorse, whether we use it for business or pleasure.
This leads to the need to make a rather important decision. There are so many companies selling computers these days, it’s hard to know which manufacturer to choose. Value for money almost always plays a part in that decision, which has led to the question we’re asking in this week’s poll.
We simply want to know, “Which PC Manufacturer Offers The Best Value For Money?”
How you interpret this question is entirely up to you, because value for money means different things to different people. It might mean the cheapest, or the longest-lasting, or even the most features. Either way, we need you to vote in the poll below to help us learn about more our readers.
Once you have voted in the poll above, please explain in the comments section below why you voted that way. Or if you selected “Other (Which?)” add the name of the PC manufacturer you think offers the best value for money.
What makes the PC manufacturer you chose the best value for money? Do you rate value for money based solely on price or do quality and longevity also play a factor? Do you buy a computer with one eye on selling it in the future?
The more information you can provide with your comment, the more accurate our conclusions can be based on the results. The best comment of the week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. At least until we all meet back here again this time next week with a new question.
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