For Internet and e-mail it doesn't make much difference. All OEM PC's have their problems but I would go with a Dell if a prebuilt was a necessity.
I am a senior in need of a new computer and I have narrowed it down to either Dell Inspiron580 or Dell 580s.we mostly use the internet and email.The price for each is roughly equal.Which would be the best choice.
That pretty much describes all OEM PC's. :smile:Ok fine! This is why I say don't get a Dell:
1. Sure, they're cheap but even then you can only spread so much butter over so much bread. Corners HAVE to be cut to hit that price point.
2. Outsourced technical support is something we all love!
3. Some of their smaller/slim units use proprietary parts that are expensive to replace once that warranty is gone.
I still get the technical service(1 year)from dellHi jerexy, welcome to the forum. I would suggest that you purchase you PC from a dealer that offers service as well. Stay away from buying it at Walmart. You want to be able to call and ask questions from someone who actually has the answers. Thank you and good luck on your purchase.
Solid Advice.I sugest you start with reviewing some youtube videos (simply enter "computer building" or "computer assembly" in the youtube search box
for a complete parts set-up
this is the easy way to test each part without the struggle of a confined case for starters
Welcome to the Frontpage
by the way; most all the parts in those builds are under warranty for 3 years and some 5 years / memory is lifetime
Using your old Dell case may be a problem as many OEM cases do not have a removable I/O shield, they're cramped inside and generally have poor cooling. You can get a very nice case in the $50 range.Thank you all.
Okay.Everyone seems to dislike the idea of my purchasing a "ready made"computer from Dell(or HP)I had dell before and was happy with its performance.I'm buying it from Walmart because of the price(Dell wants $99 shipping)and no shipping charge and I can return it in 30 days if it is a lemon.And I have no understanding of how to build a computer.If what follows sounds stupid-excuse me.
Now I will have the old computer tower and I have the time(retired)and I have the desire to learn.So how would I go about building a computer?Can I do it with the old tower by installing new parts in it?How?Please teach me.
I still get the technical service(1 year)from dell