Originally Posted by tandski
I am interested in buying the s3330f from a guy on craigslist but he says it doesn't have a Blu-Ray/HD DVD player. I thought all s3330f's had that drive? Is that right? Also if it doesn't have Blu-Ray and is 6 mo old but in "perfect condition", is $300 a good deal for it?
Blu-Ray was an option, not an automatic thing. Depending upon the CPU, you'll likely need an upgraded video card (low-profile nvidia 8400gs/9300/9400/9500 will suffice), as the onboard vga won't cut it for blu-ray. Ask whether it uses built-in video from the motherboard or a plug-in video card. If you can get a copy of the receipt for warranty purposes, I'd call that a decent deal. My local Frys had a s3600 for $300 + tax before xmas. I got two Intel E2200 based ones with 2gb RAM and 500GB for $300 shipped, but those were refurbished with only a 90-day warranty.