Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-07-2006, 06:45 PM   #11
Fully Optimized
 
drumthrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,606
Send a message via AIM to drumthrasher Send a message via MSN to drumthrasher Send a message via Yahoo to drumthrasher
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

i hate dell...
end of story.
__________________

__________________
Gateway GT4016 Desktop | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ @ 2.2GHz | RAM: 2GB (4x512MB) | HDD: 1x200GB, 1x120GB | Video: ATI HD Radeon 4850 512MB | OS: Vista Home Premium x86 SP1, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6
drumthrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 06:57 PM   #12
Baseband Member
 
PseudoEvolution's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 40
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

Because the Dell business leaders are the same business leaders as the ones at Microsoft and Intel. Yep, same people. A lot of corporations do this.
So Dell gets "quality" parts for very low prices. Dell computers aren't bad, but any experienced computer geek would prefer to make his own system.

If you are getting a commercial computer, it doesn't really matter whether you choose Dell, Gateway, HP or whatever, it's all the same junk.
__________________

PseudoEvolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 08:30 PM   #13
Fully Optimized
 
troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 2,410
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

I don't hate dell, but I don't love them either..... I have a 5150 and It's good but I'm mad because the CD burner is broken and won't burn to CD's, and the dell stock hard drive was junk. Here are some pro's and cons that i've found from owning a dell

Pro's:
1.
The tower is silent and it stays pretty cool
2. Lots of room to upgrade and work around in the case
3. The price was good, I needed a computer fast and was strapped for cash so Dell was my best bet
4. It gets the job done for me, I'm not a heavy gamer but when I do play games it works fine for me
5. Has a soundcard with 5.1 surround sound support

Cons:
1.
Dell's "Award Winning Support" really isn't that great. I had a hardware problem and they insisted it was a software issue and wanted me to use their "Dell on Call" support which is 99 bucks an incident
2. They could use some better parts, they could put in a dedicated graphics card instead of one that's onle 32MB dedicated and uses up to 96MB of the system RAM.
3. They could automatically include an XP installation CD instead of using a restore partition
4. I wish their warranties were a little better
5. You can't read temperatures off of them, I've tried speedfan and it doesn't work, apparently this is the case with some Dell's.


My Dell experience hasn't been the best, it could have been better but it also could have been worse. I personally won't ever buy a Dell because after 4 months my CD burner went out and won't burn CD's, their support is awful, and they could have better warranties. I've been happy with the machine itself for the most part and I think that for the cost it's good but not great. I won't be getting another Dell and i've learned that if I need a computer I'll just build it myself.
__________________
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.
troy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 08:33 PM   #14
Golden Master
 
DJ-CHRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,203
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via MSN to DJ-CHRIS Send a message via Yahoo to DJ-CHRIS
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

Dell's have bad support and frequently fail. Also use propertiary parts.

As I say, buy a dell, you're in hell.
DJ-CHRIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 09:22 PM   #15
Fully Optimized
 
drumthrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,606
Send a message via AIM to drumthrasher Send a message via MSN to drumthrasher Send a message via Yahoo to drumthrasher
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was great...
i like gateway...very cheap and good!
__________________
Gateway GT4016 Desktop | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ @ 2.2GHz | RAM: 2GB (4x512MB) | HDD: 1x200GB, 1x120GB | Video: ATI HD Radeon 4850 512MB | OS: Vista Home Premium x86 SP1, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6
drumthrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 09:27 PM   #16
Fully Optimized
 
troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 2,410
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

Quote:
Originally Posted by drumthrasher
lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was great...
i like gateway...very cheap and good!
I agree. I had an emachines before this dell and I didn't know until recently that emachines is owned by gateway. I had no problems with my emachines, worst thing I had go wrong was the CD burner died but that's because it was jammed, other than that I had no problems with them. I don't know why I went dell.... they seemed like a better value but I was wrong. My parents have a gateway and it's good, it's almost the same specs as mine and they haven't had a single problem with it. I would have gotten a gateway or an emachines but I used to think Dell was the greatest, not the case anymore!
__________________
Desktop: Dell Dimension E510, 2.5GB RAM, Intel P4 3.0GHZ, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Premium. Might not be the best, but the old girl is still running good.
troy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 09:56 PM   #17
In Runtime
 
shawn_selig29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 454
Send a message via MSN to shawn_selig29
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

i don't really find them bad, actually never had problems except...
i own 2 dell's..wait 3 dells..lol

ones a:
dell dimension 4700 (only a year old)
p4 with ht @ 3.4ghz
1gb ram
nvidia geforce 6800 256mb
creative sound blaster live
2x 160gb hard drives
cd/ dvd burner combo

other:
dell dimension 5100(only a year old)
p4 with ht @ 3.8ghz
1gb ram
nvidia geforce 6800 256mb
creative sound blaster audigy
2x 160gb hard drives
cd/ dvd burner combo

last one is:
dell inspiron 6400(about one month old)
intel dou core @ 1.86ghz
1gb ram
ati x1300 256mb video card
intergrated audio
100gb hard drive
cd/ dvd burner combo


after all those purchases... dells are quite nice...except my 4700 came with the case fan installed backwards....everything else seems to be running excellent.. except sometimes..very rarely.. at bootup on the 5100 i get messages:
dell fan failure(even though the fan is going)
i think there good except there support is very bad... they sometimes make ur problem worse..
shawn_selig29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 10:15 PM   #18
Golden Master
 
alvino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,967
Send a message via AIM to alvino
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ-CHRIS
Dell's have bad support and frequently fail. Also use propertiary parts.

As I say, buy a dell, you're in hell.
Most of the time everything works fine, then Dell computers work fine. The Inspiron and XPS notebook series is among the finest and fastest in the market today.
alvino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 10:21 PM   #19
BSOD
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 7,539
Send a message via AIM to Trivium Nate
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

Quote:
You can't read temperatures off of them, I've tried speedfan and it doesn't work, apparently this is the case with some Dell's.
Yes I noticed that on my moms dell I was curious abotu temps and it didnt work.

Dells are ok I guess my parents have dells
My dads dell plays doom3 on Ultra Quality
Trivium Nate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 11:07 PM   #20
Daemon Poster
 
Taylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 946
Default Re: What's wrong with DELL?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PseudoEvolution

If you are getting a commercial computer, it doesn't really matter whether you choose Dell, Gateway, HP or whatever, it's all the same junk.
Dell is cheaper than Gateway and Hp though
__________________

__________________
| Intel Pentium D 820 2.80GHz(Smithfield) | EVGA 780i | EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 |4GB Corsair 800 | WDCaviar 250GB | Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro(w/ arctic silver 5) | Ultra 500w X-Finity Power Supply w/ 120mm Fan | Antec P180B. | Windows Vista Home Premium | Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic | Dell Ultrasharp 22" Flatscreen Monitor

Macbook Pro 15" Unibody. 2GB Ram 250GB HDD Leopard
Taylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0