are DELL laptops any good???

February 4, 2005 at 07:09:36
Specs: WIN, donno

are DELL laptops and computers any good in general? or is it cheapo parts like time or other companies that ive had the misfortune of buying from...

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February 4, 2005 at 07:12:07

I think that they are very good.

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February 4, 2005 at 07:29:34

I have had one for three years and there has been no problem with it - at least no problems that I haven't caused myself.

However, like most OEM computers, parts do tend to be expensive. £140.00 (UKP) for a 30Gb hard disk.


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February 4, 2005 at 09:32:28

Cheap for complete systems : yes

Why? : becuase they are such a large
company the sign exclusive deals and buy
bulk so that the prices they pay are much
lower than those the general public do.

Easy to upgrade : no

Why? : To force you into buying a new PC
instead of a major upgrade, many of the parts,
such as cases, power supplies, and often motherboards are specific to Dell, and to not follow the standard form. So you can add a shiny new sound card to a Dell, yes, probably a new graphics card too, if the mother board has the right slot. However putting in a new motherboard can be very very difficult.

Dell laptops should be fine though, as
no-one really upgrades their laptop, apart
from the odd stick of RAM here and there
which can be added to almost all laptops,
including ones from Dell.

Hope that helped, AMO, lol


AMD Athlon 2800+ barton @ 12.5 X 171 : 2134.5mhz
512Mb Corsair RAM
MSI KT6 Delta mobo
Leadtek AGP 6600 gt 128Mb
120Gb Seagate HDD

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February 4, 2005 at 14:50:17

Mine was...problem is; they attract thieves.


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February 4, 2005 at 20:39:56

If you think Dell laptops attract thieves, am sure you probably won't consider getting an Apple laptop, and with apple still putting out good laptops, that should still hold true today.

B4 you criticize a bigger man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, you're a mile away, and you have his shoes.

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