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Old 12-07-06, 01:33 PM
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How bad I do on pc buy?

Bought more than intended but had 18 months no interest

Item Number Quantity Item Description
222-3576 1 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 (1.86GHz,1066FSB) with 2MB cache
311-5119 1 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
310-7963 1 Dell USB Keyboard
320-4639 1 19 in (19 in viewable) 1907FPCFlat Panel Display
320-4944 1 NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
341-3257 1 250GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
341-3865 1 No Floppy Drive Requested
420-5586 1 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,English for Dimension XPS 600
313-7222 1 Dell Application Back-up CD, Factory Install
420-5460 1 Complimentary courses: Look for EU icon
420-4927 1 Windows Media Player 10
420-5476 1 Dell Direct Download
420-5924 1 Icon Consolidation Application
420-5769 1 Internet Search and Portal
412-0688 1 Image Restore
412-0911 1 Dell Support
463-2282 1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
310-8617 1 Thank you for choosing Dell
420-6578 1 Network Assistant, 90 Day
310-7966 1 Dell Optical USB Mouse
313-3607 1 No modem requested for Dell Dimension
412-0914 1 Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
313-4423 1 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW
420-5780 1 Sonic Cineplayer
420-5790 1 Roxio Creator Basic/MyDVD Basic
313-2758 1 Integrated Audio
313-4062 1 AS501 10W Flat Panel Stereo Speakers for 1704, 1905,2001FPFlat Panels
420-6489 1 Trend Micro PC-cillin InternetSecurity, English, 3-Year Subscription
412-0934 1 Earthlink
412-0787 1 AOL for Broadband
420-3224 1 Broadband Icon for Inspiron
412-0912 1 MS Works 8.5 Plus Office Trial
950-3337 1 1 Year Limited Warranty
950-9797 1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
985-3668 1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year
980-7990 1 Type 3- Third Party At Home Service, 24x7 Technical Support, Initial Year
960-8700 1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
310-8591 1 You have chosen a Vista Capable System
310-8583 1 Express Upgrade to Windows Home Premium, Free plus S and H payable at redemption
310-8590 1 Upon receipt of PC, Go to www.dellvistaupgrade.com to redeemVista upgrade by 03/31/2007
465-4663 1 Windows Vista Capable
310-8591 1 You have chosen a Vista Capable System
464-9572 1 No Preinstalled Software


Subtotal: $1089.00
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Tax: $64.47

Total: $1153.47








Order Number: 422760051 Estimated Ship Date: 12/13/2006

Item Number Quantity Item Description
222-5573 1 Dell Photo AIO Printer 926
310-4168 1 Dell USB Printer Cable - 10 ftblack
960-4638 1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
960-2840 1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
985-2858 1 Dell Hardware Warranty, Initial Year
980-5760 1 Type 11 Contract-Printer Advance Exchange Limited Warranty


Subtotal: $111.60
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Tax: $6.60

Total: $118.20
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Old 12-07-06, 01:39 PM
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i don't understand what you paid all that extra money for, you could have gotten it for less

which model did you buy and why did you choose to pay for security software? it's a rip off

and a photo printer is an even bigger rip off than security software unless you need to print your own child pr0n

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Old 12-07-06, 04:10 PM
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One of their xps models, Do you mean got if for less as in different brand? If so I have purchased numerous Dell's and always been happy with their service. I', not super tech savvy and they have always been able to help me. I still feel the need to pay for service. Plus had dell account and had 18 months no interest. Security was already in the bundle and honestly it means its less headache for me. The printer, the wife wanted, its a scanner, copier etc and was pretty inexpensive, and once again thats what the wife wanted.

So I guess your answer is no
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Old 12-07-06, 04:36 PM
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Seems about average for an XPS model.
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Old 12-07-06, 04:45 PM
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Curious about the Dell printers. Are their cartridges proprietary? Can you pick them (or an equivalent) up at Best Buy or only through Dell?
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Old 12-07-06, 05:03 PM
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I paid $850 (after rebates, before taxes of 7 percent) for an HP package that gave me:

PC: Model is m7664x: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...reg_R1002_USEN

Monitor: HP 17 inch LCD

HP printer/copier/scanner

I know Dell is popular or "trendy" now, maybe like Gateway used to be. I don't get it. I think you pay too much, in general, for Dell. Do they charge for shipping? And I also know that Dell will build PCs that are woefully inadequate in key areas, like memory - my ex-gf has a Dell that is crippled with only 256 MB of RAM. That's how they advertise lower prices, I guess, and if you don't know or realize it needs upgraded, you get a slow brick.
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Old 12-07-06, 07:12 PM
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i always thought XPS were overpriced and you only pay for the name. You do get a better power supply, but it's only good if you buy a crazy expensive video card. and the LE card is probably junk as LE and SE cards usually are.

best deal on a dell is a 520 and then buy your own video card

dell does have proprietary ink and the bastards even have an option in the drivers to automatically reorder ink. I think photo printers are a waste of money because it's cheaper to get pictures done at CVS, Walgreens, target or online and the quality is better.
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Old 12-07-06, 09:34 PM
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Trendy or not his pc owns yours Altimus. And your price is after rebate as you said. I do agree with prebuilt anything being slightly overpriced. Either way he has a pretty damn nice pc.
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Old 12-07-06, 10:23 PM
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Not a great deal.
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I don't understand it, but I am aware that some people just have to be able to print at home. My sister-in-law's husband is one of those people. Before he got a digital camera and photo printer, he had to have a Polaroid because he wanted the finished product in his hand as quickly as possible.
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Old 12-07-06, 10:59 PM
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Trendy or not his pc owns yours Altimus. And your price is after rebate as you said. I do agree with prebuilt anything being slightly overpriced. Either way he has a pretty damn nice pc.
I'm well aware there are computers better than mine. You can always get more, but you pay more. It's what you get for the money, and getting what you need and not more than you need, that matters.

And my price after rebate is going to be what I end up paying.

I know the core 2 duo is the latest processor, but I felt very good staying with AMD.
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Old 12-08-06, 07:37 AM
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if you buy a dimension then it's pretty hard to build anything much cheaper. Dell will probably be cheaper in this case. If you buy an XPS then most times building yourself is a lot cheaper and better.

The biggest thing is gaming. If you plan to play games then you need a decent video card and this means a good power supply.
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Old 12-08-06, 11:02 AM
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Then I'm happy- thanks for the feedback guys I'm sure I'll have lots of questions when I get it
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Old 12-08-06, 01:20 PM
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Very nice, Kman!

I got a E510 from Dell 2 months ago. Just wanted to tell you -- do not be alarmed if DVDs do not play using Cineplayer, Windows Media Player, or Windows Media Center. (They all use the same codec.) As of a week ago, they discovered a bug in the Cineplayer codec where when the computer clock changed to December, DVDs will no longer play. (You could do a temporary fix by changing the date to November.) As of yesterday, a patch was posted on the Dell site that should correct this problem. I'm going to install it this weekend and see how it goes.

(See the community forum at Dell for info.)
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Old 12-08-06, 01:50 PM
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Thanks for the tip
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Old 12-09-06, 08:23 PM
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don't know why you are so happy

for that much money i can build at least twice the computer you bought. only thing that keeps me from doing so is the fact that some very good technology is coming out in 2007 that is actually revolutionary
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Old 12-09-06, 08:54 PM
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Well Hmmmmmm I've never built a PC, and if I did it would take me forever and if i were to figure what I make per hour at my normal job, it would end up costing me more.
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Curious about the Dell printers. Are their cartridges proprietary? Can you pick them (or an equivalent) up at Best Buy or only through Dell?
While they are proprietary, I did notice some ink cartridges at Staples that were marked "Dell xxx compatible.
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
don't know why you are so happy

for that much money i can build at least twice the computer you bought. only thing that keeps me from doing so is the fact that some very good technology is coming out in 2007 that is actually revolutionary
And what would this revolutionary technology be?
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Old 12-09-06, 11:03 PM
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Well Hmmmmmm I've never built a PC, and if I did it would take me forever and if i were to figure what I make per hour at my normal job, it would end up costing me more.
Building a PC isn't all it's cracked up to be, anyway.
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And what would this revolutionary technology be?

physics processing

right now you have to buy an add on card from Aegia. Next year AMD and Nvidia will have it on board their graphics cards.
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Old 12-10-06, 11:44 AM
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don't know why you are so happy

for that much money i can build at least twice the computer you bought. only thing that keeps me from doing so is the fact that some very good technology is coming out in 2007 that is actually revolutionary
Maybe he's happy because he got a computer he wanted for about a grand. And that is the only thing that's important here. I don't understand the criticism he's receiving. If he tried to price shop harder, or maybe looked for a good Dell coupon, he may have done a bit better. We all have our own preferences. I would wait until after Vista's been out for a time and I would get at least double the RAM, etc. But I don't build computers myself. There's no problem buying a system from a company like Dell and enjoying it. If you enjoy building computers, great, but many don't have the desire or don't have the time to invest in it. And time is worth money. Maybe he's happy because he might have been using those hours he saved by not building "twice the computer" for "that much money" having some killer sex!!
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the point is that except for the power supply you can build a dimension with the exact same config for a lot less. A good power supply is like $50 on newegg.

dell makes a killing on XPS's because they are selling you a power supply for a lot of money and all the useless security software that they get for $1 a copy and resell for $50 a copy but you can get better software free on the internet. i've seen OEM software on newegg and it's like $10 or less for the same thing they sell $50 at retail.

at least for all the money dell could put in a decent video card. you can get the same performance from one of the integrated models they sell.

for an AMD dual core i get $929. if you get a coupon on the internet you can get it for like $750 or $800 shipped.

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Old 12-10-06, 06:57 PM
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He did fine, like Al said though Id never buy from dell without a coupon because the coupons they have can be pretty damn nice. I also agree dell should at least offer some kind of real video card with $1000 systems.

Like Joe pointed out not everyone wants to or has time to piss with building a pc. Same reason we don't build our own cars...lol.

We go on about saving money because ask me what I spent for my pc in Feb. and how much you can build it for now......go ahead ask me....you don't want to know...
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better deal would probably have been to buy a dimension with the best video card they offer and a coupon since the XPS's don't come with a card that stress their power supplies
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