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    Dells aren't good? Huh, we just rolled out over 600 Dells at my company and we had maybe 5 that had problems with hard drives and it only took a few days to get the HDDs replaced. That's great compared to a company I worked for before that got Gateways and had about 3 out of every 10 with problems. Dell has always been good for me whether at work or home so I always suggest them.
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    I have never had a problem with a dell that wasnt resolved within 2 days at most.

    God i hate gateway.

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    A couple of years ago I did a work placement with a company and my job meant me going to visit the production facility of a leading computer manufacturer. All I can say is that when I got to the shop floor I was horrified at the way they treated those PCs, both desktops and laptops. The people putting them together were nothing more than a bunch of school drop-outs who really weren't interested and couldn't care less about the way they handled parts of a PC for which someone was gonna pay £1000 - £2000 of their hard-earned cash for. I had to do some laptop failure diagnostics and about 90% of them were machines that were returned even before being sold cos some monkey had put a screwdriver across the screen.














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    I don't like that machine; it won't run "The Dig" and therefore is inferior.
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    The Dig is one of the greatest games ever, along with Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, all of those good Lucas Arts adventure games
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    This is what I ended up buying. Its a great deal and looky at the price. I like it very much. We didn't buy a monitor/lcd because we already have a 21" CRT and its fine to keep. Maybe when the finances are better (after we cushined in this blow to the account ), we'll buy a new monitor. In a few months... Anyways, we'll be buying a color printer (our current ONLY prints color, not black ) and here is what we bought::::
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    Dell Dimension 4550 Series
    Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.66GHz w/533MHz front side bus/ 512K L2 Cache  
    FREE Upgrade! 256MB DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
    
    3.5 in Floppy Drive
    16 Max DVD-ROM Drive
    FREE UPGRADE! New 4x DVD+RW/+R Drive w/CD-RW
    60GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive
    
    New 128mb DDR ATI Radeon™ 9700 TX Graphics Card with TV-Out and DVI
    
    SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Digital Sound Card
    Harman Kardon HK-395 Speakers with Subwoofer
    IEEE Firewire Card
    
    Dell® Quietkey® Keyboard
    Logitech® Optical USB Mouse
    
    56K PCI Telephony Modem
    Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet
    
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
    
    WordPerfect® Productivity Pack with Quicken New User Edition
    Dell SecurityCenter by McAfee, 90-day introductory offer
    Dell Jukebox powered by MUSICMATCH
    Dell Picture Studio, Image Expert Standard
    3 Year Limited Warranty plus 3 Year At-Home Service
    6 Months of America Online Membership Included
    RealOne™ Player, with 14 day SuperPass trial
    
    $50 Special Offer
    FREE Shipping and Handling
    
    Final Price: $1,228.00
    Estimated Arrival: May 2, 2003

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    i got a series 4550 too a few months ago. my dad insisted on having a dell over a custom made PC. it was a good choice. i prpbably paid the same as you ..im not gonna do any conversion. i hav a 2GHz and no DVD writer... but the price went up because i took the two (CDROM and RW) in different slots). But i love my dell anyways!!
    i like when a company like dell makes the comps cause then you have the best parts, custom made PC don;t always come with the best parts and if you want to build your own with the best parts, it's gonna end up costing the same as a DELL without the warrenty and the other things they put in there. dell is SO much quiter then my old pc!!!! i love that!!

    btw, enjoy the pc!!

    P.S: my uncle has a IBM and it keeps braking down for somereason....that's why i am a little suspicious towards IBM!! and to put in one thing, i never used a custom made PC. so i can't talk from my experience, but i;ve seen others use them.
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    Originally posted by CheesyMoo
    The Dig is one of the greatest games ever, along with Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, all of those good Lucas Arts adventure games
    You left out Tie Fighter and Redneck Rampage; while they're not adventure, they are
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    Should have gotten more RAM

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    Should have gotten more RAM
    We'll buy some more later, the price for upgrading was quite a bit. 256 is fine for now as our current computer is 196 and its runs him with XP and the games we have.

    Definatly, 512 is our goal.

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