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New Dell System Ordered...  
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Well, its on its way...  Wink

Intel Viiv Pentium D 930 (3GHz, 800MHz FSB & 2x2MB Cache)
Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre Edition
1GB RAM DDR2 533MHz
320GB Serial ATA
256MB nVidia GeForce 6800
16x DVD +/- RW
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Card
100Watt RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
13-in-1 Media Card Reader
19" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

Total Cost is just under £900... Not Bad IMO...  Wink


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Dell?
 vomit  vomit  vomit 
 Wink



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
Dell?

But the only dell components are the Case and the Monitor...  Wink



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Sounds good to me - wish I could afford a new PC! Hoping to get a laptop for September, but its hardly a power PC  Sad.


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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Well... The monitor IIRC are Philips chips anyway, not purely Dell... I remember reading their 20" & 24" LCD widescreen share the same chip as Apple's Cinema Display (with lower price of course)...

Dell.. it's quite reliable, given that I've used it for nearly 5 years on my Laptop, and 3.5 years on my desktop. No major dramas! The only thing is that if you try to plug in internal parts that aren't approved by Dell.. it simply won't work ><. That's why I went to build my own in my latest desktop... Not happy with not being to upgrade my Dell myself. Dodgy!

Glad to hear you didn't go extreme for the value, coz Dell's known for its add-ons that will simply blow the price off!

When's your system arriving? I wonder what the performance of those 900 series Intel chips are like... given that I use the 800 series at the moment...


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

I would have taken 2 Gig of RAM  Wink

I've always enjoyed DELL's product and service.



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 5):
I would have taken 2 Gig of RAM

1 Gig's enough for A.Net.. surely, it doesn't take that much space, does it?


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Too bad it's limited to only Windows...

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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Quoting StudentFlyer (Reply 6):
1 Gig's enough for A.Net.. surely, it doesn't take that much space, does it?

I'm sure it is. But my thinking is always towards FlightSim.  Wink

Need more power !!.  Wink



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 8):
But my thinking is always towards FlightSim

Hmm.. it's a media centre PC...

but agree.. these days, 1 Gig is considered minute for some unexplainable reason... Lol


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Its through a "Home PC Scheme" run at work, alot of companies run them, Under an HCI scheme, a firm can loan a PC to an employee and recover the cost over time -- typically three years -- through a reduction in the annual gross salary of the employee. Once the leasing period is over, the employee can purchase the computer at a "fair market price" which, given the rapid depreciation in the cost of PCs, is likely to be very little.

So Basically i'm paying for my PC Before the tax man gets his grubby little hands on my money...  Wink Works out cheaper...



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Quoting StudentFlyer (Reply 9):
but agree.. these days, 1 Gig is considered minute for some unexplainable reason... Lol

My first PC had 32mb!



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 11):
My first PC had 32mb!

I remember my first computer... It was an Amiga 1200, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1200 First Released in 1992 with 2MB or RAM...  Wink



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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2101 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 10):

I've got news for you - the chancellor abandoned the HCI in the budget a week or so ago ........  Silly



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User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 11):
My first PC had 32mb!

Hmm.. when was this? I remember my first computer when I was 10, had 8mb.. this was 10 years ago now... The good old days, where RAM sizes now overshadows the size of HDDs back then!!!

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 10):
So Basically i'm paying for my PC Before the tax man
gets his grubby little hands on my money... Wink Works out cheaper...

 thumbsup   thumbsup 

Always do it while you can!


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
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MY first PC was a 286 with two floppy disk drives for the operating system and for whatever I was running at the time. I had to load the operating system when I booted up, then I had to load the program I wanted to use. Then I loaded a blank disk if I wanted to save something.

I had the orange color characters for the monitor, and it made an incredible noise every time the disk drives ran.



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 13):

I've got news for you - the chancellor abandoned the HCI in the budget a week or so ago ....

*Ahem* It was abolished on the 6th of April... I Signed My HCI Agreement on the 5th... Which means that i'm STILL eligible...



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 12):
I remember my first computer... It was an Amiga 1200, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1200 First Released in 1992 with 2MB or RAM... Wink

Commodore 64, that had 64Kb of memory (0.0625Mb). That was awesome to program on  Smile


User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

I'll just stick with my 20" iMac Core Duo with 2g Ram and 500G HD that arrived at my door yesterday.  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin

User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Quoting V Jet (Reply 18):
I'll just stick with my 20" iMac Core Duo with 2g Ram and 500G HD that arrived at my door yesterday

Nice System  thumbsup 



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 11):
My first PC had 32mb!



Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 12):
First Released in 1992 with 2MB or RAM...

And remember the prices $$$ for RAM  eek 



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Actually, now I think, we did have a Commodore 64. But I recall the 32mb RAM PC as the first as I never really used the C64.


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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2190 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

Have fun speaking to the Indian support techies. You will do that often with Dell equipment.

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
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Well, I don't know who I've spoken to, but Dell is much more responsive than IBM/Lenovo has been. Lenovo doesn't give a rats ass whether you're well taken care of and Dell not only cares but they demonstrate that they care.

Lenovo screwed up a large order for my business, and then refused to call me back. I had people from their sales department act rudely and refuse to help. They also lied to me in an effort to stall me until the order actually showed up.

Dell got my next order and something got left off. I called, ready for trouble after my Lenovo experience, and the guy at Dell sent the item to me free of charge overnight. I can't ask for more than that.

Dell seems more interested in taking care of customers than any other computer company out there, and that's not me talking badly about HP (who has some of my business).



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 22):
Have fun speaking to the Indian support techies. You will do that often with Dell equipment.

Personally, I've never had a problem with Dell. I have owned a Dell computer for over 2 years without problems (and the PC is still working fine in my brothers possesion). The only problem is when I bought a printer, and the trial cartridge they sent was broken - so they replaced it with a proper one (and I had only paid £10 for the printer).



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25 RichardPrice : We buy Dell equipment, and Ive had to ring them twice - never had a non British person answer, and never waited longer than a minute. Excellent servi
26 CasInterest : I've owned dells for the past 7 years and never had a problem upgrading them, even with cheap generic products. They are reliable, and I have never ha
27 Dougloid : Got to agree here. We've got a Dell desktop, been working 12-14 hours a day for 2 years, never a problem. I turn it on at 7:00 am and it gets shut dow
28 Post contains images Kaddyuk : I'm a little more computer literate than yourself and can fix any problems myself... they only time i might need to call them is for a replacement...
29 Runway23 : Ah your typical charm is still as present as always. As much as I'd like to, I don't feel like replacing hardware which thanks to dell breaks down. H
30 Kaddyuk : Of Course! I think they were trying to tell you something... I know several people who have had NO problems what so ever with Dell Computers. Also wi
31 Goldenshield : I bought a XPS400 back in December. It's been working great—except for the randomly rare BSOD from my audio driver. I had to buy a third party SATA/
32 LOT767-300ER : I cant believe some people blame Dell for horrible build quality when a HD fails...FFS people, HDs fail, its an everyday occurance and most people are
33 BA757 : Dell are probably the best built PC's out there - I have had a few, as well as using them at work, and we very rarely have problems with them. Actuall
34 Itsjustme : And take a chance on prematurely terminating any warranties at the same time? Why run the risk of doing that? Also, if you fix the problem yourself,
35 Kaddyuk : Reinstalling Drivers, Dropping Back in XP and clearing viruses wont void any warranty and that is about as deep as Dell Tech Support will be able to
36 Itsjustme : Your earlier post said you could fix "any problems" yourself. That could mean anything from removal of a simple virus (which of course would not void
37 LOT767-300ER : Im not sure if you build your own machines or what not (like I do) but if you have any computer building literacy you will fix the problem faster tha
38 Itsjustme : Nope, don't build my own computers. I had a desktop motherboard go bad on me a year or so ago. It was diagnosed via a 15 minute phone call to tech su
39 Kevinl1011 : I've owned PC's since the Tandy and Commodore wars. I now own several Dells due to their hardware flexibility and reliability (except for the track st
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