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Dell XPS B Series - Good or Bad???

Old 12-18-00, 10:33 AM
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I just ordered the Dell XPS B series and would like to get some opinions on it. Here are all the specs on the one I chose:

Dell Dimension B Series--Dimension® XPS B Series, Pentium® lll Processor, 933 MHz

Memory: 128MB RDRAM
Keyboard: QuietKey® Keyboard
Monitor: 17" (16.0" viewable, .24-.25AG) P780 FD Trinitron®
Monitor Video Card: 32MB NVIDIA TNT2 M64 4X AGP Graphics
Hard Drive: 40GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) with ATA-66
Floppy Drive: 3.5" Floppy Drive
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® Millennium (Windows Me)
Mouse: MS IntelliMouse®
Modem: V.90/56K Telephony Modem for Windows ME- Sound Option
DVD-ROM or CD-ROM Drive: NEW 8x/4x/32x CD-RW Drive
Sound Card: SB Live! Value Digital with Music Match Software
Speakers: harman/kardon Speakers
Bundled Software: MS Works Suite 2001 with Free!EducateU Online Training Pack
Norton Antivirus® at no additional charge: Norton Antivirus® 2000 for Windows Millennium
Limited Warranty and Service: 1 Yr. Next Business Day On-Site Parts&Labor, Yrs 2&3 Parts
Internet Access Service: 1-Year DellNet™ by MSN® Internet Access Service[add$0]
Resolution Assistant: Resolution Assistant
Proactive Support at no additional charge: Dell Proactive Support by Attune
Power Protection: APC SurgeArrest Per7
Choose Your Promo!: Free! Lexmark Z32 printer (cable not included)

This is my second computer-the first was an old pentium 233 mhz compaq. I know the Dell will be FAR better than the one I have now, but I'm not very good at shopping for the right computer. This Dell was $1695 and I will mostly be using it for internet, games and some graphics.

I also chose the cheaper speakers because I want to hook up the computer to my HT. I may need some help on how to do this later.

Old 12-18-00, 11:02 AM
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Looks good.

I hope you do not have the same sales problems randyc had with Dell. Let us know how well the customer service/sales is handled.

Their machines are good, but they might be slipping on the service

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