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Dell Dimension desktop computer

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Dell Dimension desktop computer
 
3.5

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My very first computer and it still serves me well

I purchased this computer almost 8 years ago, and it still works today and is my main music creation machine, and it hosts my pod cast library. It performs those tasks very well. ...Read complete review

I purchased this computer almost 8 years ago, and it still works today and is my main music creation machine, and it hosts my pod cast library. It performs those tasks very well. My special purpose for it is to run Audacity, which is am audio creation application that allows me to create quality music. I use it to play my violins in separate parts and then put them together to simulate a group song.

Ease of Use
At first, it was not easy to use, but as a new computer user, I was unaware that what would have made it easier was a memory upgrade and a different operating system. It came with just 512 megabytes of RAM and was trying to run full Windows XP Home rather marginally. Even back then, before file sizes grew and before opening web sites required increasing speed and processing power, it became painfully slow. People sent me files that I simply could not open. It was frustrating. However, after I upgraded the memory to 2 gigs and installed a graphics card, it became much easier to use. And after I made it a Linux Ubuntu machine, not only was it faster yet, I found many applications allowing me to do the things I simply could not get done before. Now, the computer has been an active useful member of my home network and still has many important functions.

Hardware Quality
This seems to be pretty good because nothing has failed after almost 8 years of music making, web surfing and research, and even finding my job using it. I also think that the sound hardware is very good, outputting clear undistorted audio.

Support & Service
Dell has an innovative way to sell computers any other retailers are doing their business similarly. I was able to specify what I wanted from a list of choices, and they built it for me. I have not contacted them for other types of service except inquiries about product lines, and their live chat was very helpful, and it allowed me to make an educated choice when purchasing accessories.

Durability
This is quite good. This machine has had years of use and is now old, but it still runs fine. The monitor is a CRT, and it still gives me a good enough picture quality that it´s still being used. The keyboard and mouse are still in active service.

Design
It has a rather clever modular design allowing customization and easy upgrade. Parts snap in more easily that with homemade computers, because with the latter, I find that tools and screws are necessary.

Performance
At first, it was fairly good, but as the internet grew and Windows XP did as well, the system could not run the operating system faster than at a frustratingly slow speed. However, after I learned to be a better user and builder, and I installed a more suitable operating system, I made this computer into something valuable to me today.

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The motherboards they put in these stink, I had 2 in 2 years.

I had this computer for under 3 years. With in the 2 1/2 years I had it. I had my motherboard, my power supply, and my hard drive stop working. I...Read complete review

I had this computer for under 3 years. With in the 2 1/2 years I had it. I had my motherboard, my power supply, and my hard drive stop working. I called dell. They sent a guy to replace all of it. Which to me you would think sending a whole new tower would be cheaper. This was only when it was about 14 months old. Then about amonth ago my motherboard stop working on me again. All I have to say it I will never own another dell. This is not the only problem with dells we had in my family. My mom got her dell the same day I did and her motherboard and hard drive stop working a month before mine did the first time. My sister also had a dell she got a christmas and the hard drive went bad before march. This only tells me they do not sell good parts. Sorry for rambling but I am not a very happy person over this.

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4.0

My very first computer and it still serves me well

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from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

I purchased this computer almost 8 years ago, and it still works today and is my main music creation machine, and it hosts my pod cast library. It performs those tasks very well. My special purpose for it is to run Audacity, which is am audio creation application that allows me to create quality music. I use it to play my violins in separate parts and then put them together to simulate a group song.

Ease of Use
At first, it was not easy to use, but as a new computer user, I was unaware that what would have made it easier was a memory upgrade and a different operating system. It came with just 512 megabytes of RAM and was trying to run full Windows XP Home rather marginally. Even back then, before file sizes grew and before opening web sites required increasing speed and processing power, it became painfully slow. People sent me files that I simply could not open. It was frustrating. However, after I upgraded the memory to 2 gigs and installed a graphics card, it became much easier to use. And after I made it a Linux Ubuntu machine, not only was it faster yet, I found many applications allowing me to do the things I simply could not get done before. Now, the computer has been an active useful member of my home network and still has many important functions.

Hardware Quality
This seems to be pretty good because nothing has failed after almost 8 years of music making, web surfing and research, and even finding my job using it. I also think that the sound hardware is very good, outputting clear undistorted audio.

Support & Service
Dell has an innovative way to sell computers any other retailers are doing their business similarly. I was able to specify what I wanted from a list of choices, and they built it for me. I have not contacted them for other types of service except inquiries about product lines, and their live chat was very helpful, and it allowed me to make an educated choice when purchasing accessories.

Durability
This is quite good. This machine has had years of use and is now old, but it still runs fine. The monitor is a CRT, and it still gives me a good enough picture quality that it´s still being used. The keyboard and mouse are still in active service.

Design
It has a rather clever modular design allowing customization and easy upgrade. Parts snap in more easily that with homemade computers, because with the latter, I find that tools and screws are necessary.

Performance
At first, it was fairly good, but as the internet grew and Windows XP did as well, the system could not run the operating system faster than at a frustratingly slow speed. However, after I learned to be a better user and builder, and I installed a more suitable operating system, I made this computer into something valuable to me today.

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4.0

Dell Dimension 3000 Quality

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from USA

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

When choosing upgradable hardware for this desktop, make certain that it meets your standards of either leisure, business or gaming.

Ease of Use
A Dell Dimension is simple to get your multitasking done, in either operating system.

Hardware Quality
Dell provides a multitude of lasting parts or components and each piece of hardware is top of the line in the PC industry.

Support & Service
Qualified technicians and representatives are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your Dell needs.

Durability
A Dell Dimension can accept a wide variety of hardware upgrades and software drivers.

Design
The unique design is not only built to last, but has distinct quality.

Performance
The Dimension 3000 performs at an adequate speed based on your needs. Software loads at an optimum speed and games perform well on an integrated video GPU.

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5.0

Great desktop

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from Stillwater, OK

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

I bought this computer several years ago. It has worked great with no problems. However, I had to add more memory in my computer but that was no problem at all. Now my computer is superfast with no breakdowns, no problems.

Ease of Use
Super fast once memory is added

Hardware Quality
No problems at all. I have moved three times and have banged the desk top a few times but the desktop keeps on going.

Support & Service
huh? support?

Durability
very durability. Even dropped this a couple of times but still working.

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2.0

tech support sucks

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from Sardinia, NY

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

Its easy to use and runs alright.But the tech support sucks.They wanted me to open the tower and pull a plug to see if it would start working again.The computer was less then a year old so the in home service was still good.They said that once I helped them find out what was wrong then they could order the part and send a tech guy out.Never will i own a dell again.How can they expect someone who has no idea what one wire from the other looks like do thier work.

 
4.0

Pretty good

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from Myrtle Beach, SC

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

This computer was the best bargain at the time where I needed a new computer -- I had a dell before and it lasted a good 5 years -- it was still running but I needed too many upgrades so I got another dell -- their customer service department is just awful -- but luckily I haven't needed them much!  I also liked that you can customize the system to suit your needs...

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

The motherboards they put in these stink, I had 2 in 2 years.

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from Blacklick, OH

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

I had this computer for under 3 years. With in the 2 1/2 years I had it. I had my motherboard, my power supply, and my hard drive stop working. I called dell. They sent a guy to replace all of it. Which to me you would think sending a whole new tower would be cheaper. This was only when it was about 14 months old. Then about amonth ago my motherboard stop working on me again. All I have to say it I will never own another dell. This is not the only problem with dells we had in my family. My mom got her dell the same day I did and her motherboard and hard drive stop working a month before mine did the first time. My sister also had a dell she got a christmas and the hard drive went bad before march. This only tells me they do not sell good parts. Sorry for rambling but I am not a very happy person over this.

 
4.0

Dell = Dependable!

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from La Crescenta, CA

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

I need a dependaple PC to get my work done and a Dell PC is!  I've owned several Dell desktop PCs over the years, so I don't have too many complaints about the product.  I'm ready for an upgrade soon and hope to see cooler looking speakers, without the added cost.

It would be great if Dell had a customer rewards program like most retailers these days.  Perhaps someone at Dell is reading this and can pass it along to the marketing folks.

 
4.0

I replaced my old Dell Computer with a new Dell

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from Pittsburg, KS

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

I have heard some bad raps about Dell computers lately and I would like to say that I have owned 3 and have been very satisified with all 3. The main problem I find, regardless of the brand of computer, is that they need to be replaced every 5 years because of the new technology and all the downloads we put on them. Dell computers are a very good brand and I plan to replace my current computer with another Dell when the time comes

 
5.0

Dell Desktop Computer is awesome

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from Jacksonville, AR

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

I got a new Dell Computer for Christmas and I love it. It has been so easy to work with and it is fast and reliable. It is so much better than the old dinasaur that I used to have. Now I just wish the cable internet was faster..........

 
1.0

Dell Dimension 3000 desktop computer

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from Chadwicks, NY

Comments about Dell Dimension desktop computer:

this computer is nice when it wants to work! mine wont turn on well it will but wont send picture to the screen and of course broke after he warrenty is up! i had a dell inspiron and that broke to the month after warrenty was up go figure ill never buy dell again i have a sony now works great but the internal wireless internet stoped working no big deaal i have a usb for that but i guess i just cant win!

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