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Are Dell any good?
« on: March 30, 2006, 11:18:48 am »

I'm going to buy a new computer, Dell are cheap but is the service and quality shit?
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Re:Are Dell any good?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 11:19:54 am »

in the computer crap thread about dell the general consensus is the service is shit, dunno about the rest
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006, 11:20:21 am »

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Re:Are Dell any good?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2006, 11:37:21 am »

Dell are dirt cheap, and pretty good if you want to roll out a large number of identical systems for business usage. Support for corporate users (with a service contract) is reasonable once you have convinced them there is a fault, but getting to that point is a chore.

Home users have different requirements than businesses. The components used are not the best available and things like the cases, psus and mobos are completely proprietary, so you will have to go to Dell for (extremely limited) upgrade options, and replacement parts after a failure. That is not going to be cheap.

Basically if you want it for anything more than just a word-processor, my advice is look elsewhere
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Re:Are Dell any good?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2006, 11:41:20 am »

Any recommendations? Bearing in mind I don't need anything particularly powerful (the odd game maybe, just internet and writing up lab reports most of the time).
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Re:Are Dell any good?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2006, 12:25:36 pm »

whats your budget and what games are you wanting to play
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006, 01:45:32 pm »

I'm not too bothered about games. Just as long as it's alright for the internet, office and got a network card really. As cheap as possible

DVD player and CD rewriter would be good aswell.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2006, 03:49:30 pm »

we have dell computers at uni, and the school i'm in have them too. I find the USB thing (the ones at the front) really irritating, as some of them are on a slant (the ones that lie flat, not the tower ones) and you can't get a usb pen thingy in it, as the design is shit.

also they feel really flimsy, the cd drives are really crap.
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Re:Are Dell any good?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2006, 10:28:07 pm »

The NECC has them in and they just feel shit to use. The look cheap and tacky because that is what the are.
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Re:Are Dell any good?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2006, 12:15:22 am »

I'm not too bothered about games. Just as long as it's alright for the internet, office and got a network card really. As cheap as possible

DVD player and CD rewriter would be good aswell.

Im me with details of what you want and how much you have to spend and ill do you a quote for building you a custom one designed for exactly what you want

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