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Dell Computer, This A Good Deal?  
User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Ok heres the lowdown...

I found a new computer, at http://www.dell.fr

Dimension 4400
-Pentium 4 2.2GHz
-Intel 400mHz chipset
-512K memory cache "full speed"
-128Mb DDR RAM
-80G Hard Drive
-17inch monitor
-Nvidia GeForce2 MX AGP 64mb
-CDROM/Burner 40x/10x/40x
-Sound Blaster Live
-Stereo Speakers
-3com ethernet network card
-Microsoft Windows XP
-Microsoft Works 6.0
-1 year guarantee

for 1442,38 Euros including tax... the RAM isn't a problem because I have lots extra already, I could put an extra 120 in there...

AND there's financing (like 200 euros per month)

What do you guys think???!
I'm already dreaming of the possibilities, especially with FS2002 and other games...!  Big thumbs up Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin

-Clovis

(after years of using this crappy little AMD K6 with a 15inch monitor...)

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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Frenchie, how about a little USD conversion figures on the cost of this machine? Either way, Dell's have pretty decently priced systems no matter what.

User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1551 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

Dells are good systems, and they provide pretty comprehensive technical support, once you get through the long wait times on their phone lines. If you buy it, though, it would be helpful to buy the extended technical service package if they offer one with your system. That's helped me a lot with my Dell.

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

STFU KROC!!! Its the same sh*t plus or minus 5%! Big grin

Hold on, I'll try to find that conversion site... Big grin
-Clov

P.S. Aren't you at work!?!


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Frenchie, KROC is indeed at work. I'm currently scheming on a plan to get the hell outta here early too. Also, The couple of times i had to call Dell looking for help with my system, I have waiting no longer than 10 minutes on the phone. Not bad at all as far as I am concerned.

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

You must not get too much work done huh...

http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi
Go there to see that price in euros converted to dallah dallah bills y'all! Big grin

-Clov


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3675 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

DELL or any other brand is the same price as a non-branded computer plus xx %.
Then you should by your computer not branded or piece by piece to get the best possible for the lower price.
For example, a silent cabinet.
For example, an easily overclockable MOBO.

Don't forget that computer makers usually have their own BIOS, and doesn't allow you to do what you want (I don't know about DELL).

I recommend not to buy a Brand (as you already understood).

Seb


User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

I have been buying Dell computers for the last 8 years now, and I would have to say that almost all the time they are the same price or even cheaper than equal non-branded computers. But even if you have to pay a little more $$$ I would. The reason being Dell puts very high quality products (cd drives, harddrives video cards etc...) into their computers and they are all tested and configured to work as best as possible. A friend of mine bought a "non-branded" computer with the same specs as mine, but couldn't run half the software/games I could. They would run either too slow or just lock-up. Nuts

But to answer "Leftseat86's" question, I don't really now about the price (as I live in Canada) but I would have to say GO FOR IT!! You won't be disappointed.




I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

I love DELL, my laptop is a dell and I would not buy from anyone else. great computer

Jeremy


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Sebolino. When you buy a Dell system, at least you will know that you will have service and support. Many of the "build your own non-brand" systems cannot match the tech support offered by Dell.

User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

I have a gateway, and I need a new computer soon. I'm lookin in to a dell, but I'm really getting turned of by the commercial where that loser keeps goin "DUUUUUUDE...YOUR GEEETTTIN A DEEELLL" Big grin

-FSP


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

If you're going to play games, most new games suggest either 256 or 512mb's. While DDR RAM is far better than SDRAM or RDRAM, the more the better. Also, get an nVidia GeForce4 128mb video card. I've got one and every game I have has improved 500%.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Dells are great! My dad has a laptop that is about 3 years old. Not a bit of trouble. He did have a small plastic piece brake off and Dell sent somebody all the way (I live at least 30min from the nearest city) out to fix it. Free of charge. Get the extended warranty! I'm using a Compaq that's about a year old and it has been a headache.
Anyhow, that's my opinion.
Have fun.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
PL


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

U absolutly need more ram. Seriously at lest 256 but I would go with 512. I have 512 of DDR and even I manage to get slugish performance with that...
yes, yes I know it is a bad thing to surf the net while having Microsoft office and 2 separate flight sim's on auto pilot on  Smile


User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

ILOVEA340, thats hilarious!! Big grin Big grin

I have tons of DDR RAM laying around, this crappy machine already has the max, 240MB, so I could take out 120 of this one and end up with 248 in the new machine. Besides, if I ever need any more the thing can fit up to 1024MB of DDR so what the heck!

Oh, I absolutely do not see the need to have TWO seperate flight sims on autopilot+Microsoft Office+being on the net...where's the fun in that???
 Nuts

-Clovis


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29706 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

You can do a lot worse then getting a Dell.....

If that is the system that you want then just compare.

I use one at work and it does Ok. I have an HP at home but the only reason I bought that was because it was at a wholesale warehouse and pretty decently priced.

Post 4997 For L-188 Big thumbs up



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Almost at 5000 wow! Big grin Big grin

I think once you have 5000 solid posts, you should automatically become a First Class member...

-Clovis Big grin


User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

-Pentium 4 2.2GHz

Get AMD. More power for less money.

-Intel 400mHz chipset

400mHz or MHz?  Big grin

-128Mb DDR RAM

128MB is way too little. Nowadays, 512MB would be the minimum. I suggest getting at least 512MB of RAM.

-80G Hard Drive

Additional Hard Drives are easy to install, but if you require lots of space, I recommend getting a 120GB HD. I myself am soon buying two IBM Deskstar 120GXP 120GB HD's  Smile

-Nvidia GeForce2 MX AGP 64mb

GeForce2 is old. Though not very supported yet, you should look into the future (=the next 6 months) and get a GeForce4 with at least 64MB of memory.

-Sound Blaster Live

Know anything else about the sound card?

-Stereo Speakers

Forget these and get real speakers. Sound quality means a lot.

-Microsoft Works 6.0

Rather get Microsoft Office XP if you can.

Joona



1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Sounds good - the only comment I'd have is that Win 2000 Pro would probably be better than XP as an OS.

User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1087 times:

Leftseat,

If you buy it, ya gotta let us know cuz, DUDE, you'd be gettin a DELL!!!

 Smokin cool

TB


User currently offlineNebel From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

I'd just like to add that getting a Geforce 4 shouldn't be no.1 on your priority list concerning graphic cards. First and foremost do NOT get an MX card, they suck the big one well and truly no matter how much RAM you stick on 'em - my GF2Ti is still way faster than the GF4MX cards.

If you wanna be covered for any longer period of time I recommend the GF4 Ti4600. Pretty expensive but darned fast.

That'd be all.

Nebel


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