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#31
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I don't know, I like dell Desktops. Mine has been working well for over two years, never really had a problem I couldn't fix... No hardware failing yet either... A blue screen here and there, but what computer doesn't get those once in a while?
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I've never bought stuff from Dell and never will.

Ahh, the voice of experience.

Then people will get into the quality of the Dell. Ok lets talk about the quality and practicality of it. My friend has a Dell he wanted to upgrade the ram in it which is 256mb. I don' tknow if this goes for all other Dells but his uses Rambus Ram. Rambus happens to be some of the most expensive ram on the market. Not to many people use it. It is faster than normal ram but to upgrade the systems ram would take some good money to bump it up to 1gb !

Amazing, Dell uses the best hardware available, but when you buy good hardware, its expensive. Who would have thought that made them a bad company?

Then there is the harddrive. In my buddies model which is a desktop they use a quieter hard drive .. ok great! BUT for them to do that they got a Laptop hard drive which spins at 5400rpm and holds hardly 60gbs of space. This computer is only 1 year old. I know for a fact that systems 1 year ago were much better!

Wow, a 60gb hard drive that only holds 60gb? Amazing. Does the Acer 60gb hold 80gb? If so, I want one. I know this will be hard to believe, but a 5400rpm hard drive, is going to be slower than a 7200. Thats just how it works.

Support from Dell again is horrible. Why ? They have outsourced there customer support. Now I'm not racist, but i can't quite understand sometimes what people from India are saying and doesn't make much sense to me.

Lets see you name a company who's tech support is not outsourced.

I'm sorry but my stomach just doesn't agree with Dell. Don't like them don't think i ever will. If i ever had to buy a computer from the shelf i wouldn't buy Dell if it was the last computer around.

Its fine to have your own opinion, but if you are going to post it at a computer help forum full of geeks, you might want to have something to back it up.
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:blink: haha I like hwo some of you forum admins get all offensive to opinion. Why do you attack my opinion? You like Dell. I don't. Big deal ... :whistling:

By the way .. comcast has not outsorced it's support. =)

Edited by Mr.Chow, 25 December 2006 - 12:03 AM.

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He didnt say he liked Dell, ScHwErVs point is that if you make a statement you should properly back it up, like he said its a site full of geeks, we are all computer technicians, programmers, scientists or engineers and when we make a statement of opinion for DISCUSSION(that being the important statement) you state your position then provide evidence to back it up.

I've never bought stuff from Dell and never will.


I think thats probably the thing you shouldnt have said, unless you have experience with them you arent really qualified to say, your buddy bought the computer with a 5400rpm drive and rambus memory that sounds like an old machine especially if it uses rambus, he or they knew exactly what they were buying, Dell make plenty systems that use DDR or DDR2 memory and 7200rpm drives are standard you have to go out of the way to get 5400rpm drive.
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I am sure there are plenty of pro's & con's on store bought computers. As with anything electrical and man made, there are good ones and there are bad ones. :whistling: Some people have good luck while others have nothing but problems. . :blink:

I also think persoanl preference plays a big part of what people purchase for computers as well as what the manafacure has to offer in the way of advanced tecnology as well as special offers and preformance ratings.

I have seen a higher trend of people who prefer to build their own computers rather than purchase off the shelf name brand. We have built a lot of custom computers for customers..

Each to their own choice..

I do have to laugh about those old Dell main boards that took that special RAM.. We have a few of them boards kicking around at the office.. :help: They still work fine but the cost of the Ram is to high.. I am no expert on computers. It's a hobby of mine. I volunteer at a local internet service here in town. I reload computers and build computers and I am learning something new every day.

Merry Christmas Everyone......
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I wouldnt mind purchasing a dell.

There systems are neato and they just need a little tweaking and a little software removing.. thats all

everyone have a good rest of the holiday!
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I'm not exactly sure why some of y'all are blaming Dell for the hardware you put in, I've never bought a Dell but I've certainly looked at em plenty and from what I've seen (I don't know maybe my computer just sends me to a different IP address) but you CHOOSE what goes into your computer, you can also call up Dell and order a computer over the phone and there are Dell kiosks as well. I live right by the main Dell plant so of course half the people I know have Dells so I hear all the complaints but in the end my opinion is that they really are decent machines especially for the price you're paying.

(and in case you didn't catch it that was sarcasm in the parenthesis)

Edited by CabezaEnFuego, 26 December 2006 - 02:04 PM.

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Over the past 5-6 years I've owned 3 Dells and supported over 30 of them. I've never had a major issue with any of them. The outsourced tech support can be annoying, but I've encountered that when helping a friend fix her HP, so it's not exclusive to Dell. However, I've only had to call tech support a handful of times, so it's not been an issue. I can get pretty decent prices, and through our corporate account I have much more flexibility in configuration. Every one that I've ever heard complain about Dells can't give me a good reason for their dislike, nor can they tell me why I should purchase an HP or Gateway or any other brand instead.
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The major reason ive ever seen for people having poor opinions of dells is that they are bought by people who should have had a custom pc with better parts as they want an upgrade and dells are most certainly buy and dump PCs not upgradable systems.
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The major reason ive ever seen for people having poor opinions of dells is that they are bought by people who should have had a custom pc with better parts as they want an upgrade and dells are most certainly buy and dump PCs not upgradable systems.

And after I just got on someone else's case because they posted something stupid without thinking about it. You know for sure that a dell is not upgradeable? I know a couple guys who have seriously modded computers that started with a standard dell. Anything is possible if you know what you are doing.

Can you put a non-dell board in a dell case, yup.
Can you put a non-dell processor in a dell board, yup.
Can you put more ram on a dell board, yup.
Can you add a different video and sound card, have agp and pci, so yup.

Not upgradeable? Please people, lets think before we type.
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