If you don't know much about PC's then that'd be the reason you'd buy a Dell.
Good reason to learn if you ask me!!
The problem is that they tie all their software and their hardware so that it can be hard to either upgrade, find drivers or even do a plain installation of an OS without using their own cd's. In other words, easy for the beginner, totally impractical for the enthusiast upwards.
We get so many Dell problems with the proprietary parts and high cost of replacing anything that goes bad because other parts won't fit. Upgrading as mentioned is almost not possible unless you want to buy other parts that are prohibitive in cost. I also, could never recommend a Dell computer for these reasons.
my opinion: If you have the knowledge or know someone who does you should build your own pc it is alot cheaper and you can choose what parts you want individually. I also want to know what all of the specs are on the dell your looking for, e.g. processor, ram, HHD size. And what price are you paying for the machine?
Well, I was talking to some people I know about the same problem, and they said the same as you all have.
I decided not to buy the Dell, but instead go to a local firm in a while.
Thanks for everyone's help though!
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