FUNNY THING IS WHEN I WALK THESE MEAN STREETS THE COMPUTERS ALWAYS EYE ME LIKE THEY KNOW JACK. I GIVE THEM THE STINK AND THEY FIRE BACK WITH THE CROOK, INTERCEPTED BY THE EVIL FROM MY MAN MO'CEF AND WE SPLIT WHEN THEY TRY THE TEARY. BULLDOGS COOK THE REEF LIKE YO MAMA DOES A FAT PORK CHOP, HOMEZ. IT GOES LIKE THIS, THE DELL DIMENSION IS ONE HELL OF A COMPUTER. DUDE ITS UNREAL. I GET TO VISIT ALL THESE SITES AND DO ALLT HIS STUFF ON IT. I CAN LISTEN TO MUSIC AND WATCH VIDEOS. LOOK AT PORN AND DOWNLOAD MEDIA. ITS SO AWESOME. I CAN MAKE STUFF TOO,. LIKE LAST NIGHT I MADE INVITATIONS TO A BAR MITZVAH IN MS PAINT. THESE LOOKED AWESOME YO. VERY SWEET. HOMEZZZ HIP HOPP IS DA SH111T
Since first writing my opinion of the Dell Dimension 4100, I've given it a lot more thought and decided to rewrite it. In my initial opinion, I didn't go into the specs of it. Because of Dell's configure and buy option, no two are necessarily alike. So I'm going to tell you what I got for my money. For £1142 I got: 4100 MT 1000 815E PIII Mini Tower 3.5" Floppy Drive - Dimension UK Slimline Keyboard Euro Currency Dell V90 56K Data/Fax/Voice Modem My PC Info UK (I find this feature very useful.) Microsoft PS/2 Intelli Mouse 17" E771P, MPR11, Monitor, UK, PW Microsoft Windows ME 128MB SDRAM Memory (1 x 128MB) DVD Rom 16 speed EIDE ATC 16 MB Rage Pro 128 Video Card Dell Stereo 230 Speakers 80GB IDE Hard Drive (5400RPM) DVD Decoder Software Win ME Norton AntiVirus 2K Creative Labs SB 64 Voice Sound Card Dellware Catalogue Getting Started Doc Dell E-Support Wrapper 1.3 AOL - 6 ISP FI UK MS Works Suite 2001 Dell Net Software JUIY Bundle 5 Epson Printer 680 HP Scanjet 2200 USB Internet online E order 1yr next Business Day Onsite Warranty Yrs 2 + 3 Collect and return warranty What this means is I got a Pentium 3 1 Gigahertz processor and an 80 Gigabyte hard drive with a 17" monitor, a 16 speed DVD Rom, a pretty good video card, sound card, speakers and modem, a very good printer and scanner, along with the usual mouse, keyboard, and software packages, and a three year warranty. And all for £1142. And it was delivered directly to my door. Very securely packaged, I might add. Now compared to the £1099 that I paid for my previous computer which was only a Pentium 3 450 Megahertz processor, an 8 (yes eight) Gigabyte hard drive, and I had to bring it home, I would say this is an exceptional deal. My previous computer was bought from PC World so I didn't have the "configure and buy" option tha
t Dell has. I also only had a 1 year collect and return warranty. And only a 30 day on site warranty. The first thing that impressed me was that I could "configure and buy" at Dell. I took the bottom-of-the-line 4100 model and turned it into a 4100 that has the features of the more expensive Dimension 8100 range. And at a cheaper price than if I had configured an 8100 model. Now I often work with eight programs at once. I download music, write cds, design cd covers (not with my cd writing program), change the bitrate of my mp3s, talk on ICQ, check my email (with Outlook Express) every three minutes, play music through Winamp, and surf the internet all at the same time. And the 4100 has easily handled all of this. I've not had the first freeze up yet. So this particular Dimension 4100 is definitely the only choice for me. I can't imagine ever having to replace it.
I finally decided to purchase my own home PC and for no other reason than we use Dell at work, plonked for the Dimension 4100. I placed my order through their internet site on a Sunday evening. Their phone based order checking service told me that the unit had been shipped the following Wednesday. I then had a call saying that the PC would be delivered on Good Friday - not bad - most companies avoid delivery commitments on bank holidays. So, four working days between order and receipt. Off to a good start. The PC arrived in three boxes. I have had a lot of experience with PC's so the setup was simple for me. The documentation supplied with the PC should make this a fairly simple installation for the most inexperienced user. The machine powered up and worked perfectly. I then installed a Dell procured digital video card that also worked perfectly first time. Plugging my Sony DV camcorder into the card allowed my to download video directly onto my PC within seconds of installing the card. Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The quality of the display (19 Inch) and Graphics Card (Nvidia Geoforce2) 64M)is superb. The modem worked without any problems enabling an internet connection less than 30 minutes from the arrival of the boxes. The only complaint was that I ordered the DV card at the same time as the PC and it was shipped separately. If I hadn't had the experience of opening a PC it might have been a bit daunting to perform a hardware installation. I am sure that you could buy a similar spec PC for a touch less cash but the overall simplicity of dealing with Dell, the delivery time and the quality of the build has made this a good experience.
I purchased a Dell 4100 series in October 2000, and at that time, PC technology was up to Intel 1GHz and RDRAM, and I was keen to purchase a state of the art PC but not the most expensive one, and from a reputable company. Are Dell any good? Of course, Dell are in my opinion is the top PC manufacturer for mid-top range professional multimedia PCs. Overall, Dell offers tremendous value, with the latest components, which you have a limited choice in configuring as well as excellent support. Configure your PC The Dell website is magnificent, it has all the info you need about the PC, much better than its rivals and not only can you configure the PC of your dreams, but you have access to support, and documentation. The Dell site offers a callback service, where I spoke to a very kind and helpful lady who went through my purchase in detail, and put no pressure on me to go for extended warranties or any other upgrades. It might end up costing more than buying from another manufacturer, but Dell simply use better components and the reassurance is worth it. What’s on offer? Well the 4100 series is Dell’s mid range series. You have a choice of Pentium 3 processors using SDRAM (133MHz, inferior to RDRAM), there is no choice of AMD processors because it is Dell. The motherboard is surprisingly not the latest one, disappointing, but you have all the ports you need (2 USB by the way). Ram? 64 Megs to 512 Megs of 133 MHz Ram. HD? 10 to 80 Gigs, ATA 66 HD’s, inferior to ATA 100. Monitors? Standard selection, I have a 17 inch CRT Phillips monitor with mine. CD/DVD? Yes, you have a tiny choice here with up to 12x CD Re-Writer. Sound? Anything from Soundblaster 64 to top of the range Turtle Beach one, I have a Soundblaster Live Value. Graphics? Anything from a 16 M ATI one to your 64 Meg Nvida GEForce 2 GTS (no TV-out). The mice are unfortunately standard MS intellimouse, wit a wheel.
The “slimline” keyboard is as slim as <insert fat TV presenter name here> and is as noisy as a TVR Cerbera being over-revved. Software? Obviously Win ME comes as standard, with Win 2k available. Other than that you have Anti-virus software etc, (all drivers and back-up CDs are included!!!) you don’t get too much, but I don’t really want GCSE software and useless joysticks do I? Peripherals? Don’t expect anything free, there is a choice, but I recommend you shop elsewhere, for a wider choice and cheaper prices. It’s what one would expect, like with buying a PC from anywhere, be careful, but at Dell, you can expect to know precisely what will be in your PC. Meticulous service As I said, when they called to answer my order, my order was dealt with effectively and it was all over in half an hour and I was very reassured. I received a letter in a few days time confirming it and soon the details to track my order on-line. (The service did not work for me). My PC arrived a day late, and was just how I expected it to me, no complications whatsoever, all the manuals and components I expected. I have a (free) 3 year on-site warranty from Dell (£75 plus Vat) but I doubt I will need it, Dell frequently tops reliability and customer satisfaction surveys, so if my Dell ever goes ill, and the excellent on-line resources cannot help, I can be reassured that someone will care about it. Any problems with my PC? Nearly half a year now, only problem I have had is a VXD message (blue screen) on booting the PC, this has happened about half a dozen times. Apart from that I have only ever once had a total crash, the occasional “illegal operation”, full marks from me here. Niggles? Not really, apart from wishing I have a stylish 8100 series (so if you are listening and want to send me a free PC Dell!). I don’t like the noisy keyboard though. So to conclude, I
would not recommend a 4100 series, because it is a little too expensive (compared to the 8100 series and rivals) and the components are sadly a little out of date (like motherboards and HDs). I am very happy with my PC and the way it arrived to my doorstep, and know that I made the right choice at that time, so if you want a PC, I can strongly recommend purchasing from Dell, especially with PC prices set to tumble because of poor worldwide prices.
I am a Software Engineering student. I am quite a bit into programming and graphics design, so I really needed a powerfull PC. I looked around everywhere. I searched for a best deal PC + good quality. I was unsuccessfull. Most of the PC's I looked at, where either too expensive and if the price was right, the quality went down quite a bit. So I was looking for something within my price range, which was of very high quality, backed up by good name. Then I came across Dell. I personally think, after doing 3 months of research, that I got a very good deal from Dell. I got a 1 GHz Pentium III, 256 mb RAM, 40 gb Hard drive, 32MB nVidea Graphics card, Creative labs 1024 live soundcard, 17" monitor, 12 speed DVD, 8*4*32 CD-RW, 250 mb Zip, Windows ME, Subwoofer and two satellite speakers and a HP 610c printer and printer cable + usual stuff for around £1700 including VAT and delivery with 3 years on-site warranty. So I was very pleased. Because no one offered on-site warranty, you always had to buy it, and that put the computers price really up. Personally I am really pleased, I couldn't have got a better deal than that.
My experience with Dell has been excellent; I have had only a few relatively minor problems but found their telephone support staff knowledgeable and patient. Dell are one of the biggest computer companies in the world. I bought my PC from Dell. It was extremely easy to set up since all the connections were colour coded and the instructions were nice and clear It is quite & fast machine that I like it so much. This system is not cheap but it well worth it.