Re: Is Dell Right For You?!
The graphics card might say 512 because it's only 128MB dedicated but can use the other 384MB from system memory. Also where are your sources saying that these laptops have many errors? Is that something you've observed or something that dell has put out recalls for? It sounds to me like it's an issue with the graphics cards that causes the text problem and it could be a driver issue or something.
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.