First Dell Desktop

JackieInCo

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I sold my 2015 15" MBP a few days ago and my Surface Pro 3 last week and bought a Dell AMD Ryzen 16GB 8 core Desktop. I bought a Samsung 4K monitor to go with it.

Next week I'm going to buy a m.2 SSD for it.

I just thought it was time to get back into using a Windows computer and get a new up to date computer that is expandable and has tons of ports which I will use all of them. I'm just not liking where Apple is headed with their MacBooks and taking away the features I want.

I still have my 2012 13" non retina MBP that I'm now using for a laptop and a 2012 i7 Mini. Eventually I want to get a Windows non Surface laptop and start using that daily as well as the desktop.

Last desktop I owned was a 2008 Mac Pro. I didn't need it back then but it was fun to buy and use with a work bonus check I got and I ended up selling it after a year and buying a MBP.
 

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Unfortunately understandable given the direction Apple is taking with the Mac. Personally found W10 to be extremely stable although far from aesthetically pleasing, equally the OS gets the job done and that's what's really important not the "tricks & bells".

I require portable solutions, similarly I don't care for a port constrained notebook that also lacks port diversity and potentially one of the worst keyboards ever produced, certainly on a modern Mac. Biggest joke is although just a notebook, my current primary W10 system offers more scalability than any current Mac...

Apple's focus is very clearly IOS devices being far cheaper to bring to market with likely more generous margins. Personally I believe the current Apple leadership would drop the Mac in a heartbeat if it could get away with it. This is very clearly illustrated by the current lacklustre Mac line up, with all but lip service paid to the professional user with higher demands. The Mac is simply becoming yet another disposable appliance, aimed more towards the fashion conscious, than those that deliver.

Apple could have achieved so much more with the Mac, sadly it became fat, lazy and greedy, coupled with no real direction or vision for the Mac outside of profit, what a waste...

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I sold my 2015 15" MBP a few days ago and my Surface Pro 3 last week and bought a Dell AMD Ryzen 16GB 8 core Desktop. I bought a Samsung 4K monitor to go with it.

Next week I'm going to buy a m.2 SSD for it.

I just thought it was time to get back into using a Windows computer and get a new up to date computer that is expandable and has tons of ports which I will use all of them. I'm just not liking where Apple is headed with their MacBooks and taking away the features I want.

I still have my 2012 13" non retina MBP that I'm now using for a laptop and a 2012 i7 Mini. Eventually I want to get a Windows non Surface laptop and start using that daily as well as the desktop.

Last desktop I owned was a 2008 Mac Pro. I didn't need it back then but it was fun to buy and use with a work bonus check I got and I ended up selling it after a year and buying a MBP.
I did the very same just before Christmas. Not looked back as yet. I still have access to a 27” 2011 iMac and Ipad Pro 12.9 for my Apple fix every now and again.

I got a Dell Inspiron gaming PC. Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HD etc.. ticks all the boxes for me right now.
 

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Dude, you got a Dell!
I did! Very happy with it. I got to sit down last night and actually use it for a few hours since I am on vacation now for 10 days.

I just have to get used to Windows now. I didn't use my old Surface Pro 3 enough to know my way around it. I did have the computer lock up on me the second day after I bought it and had to hit the power button but it hasn't happened since.
 

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I did! Very happy with it. I got to sit down last night and actually use it for a few hours since I am on vacation now for 10 days.

I just have to get used to Windows now. I didn't use my old Surface Pro 3 enough to know my way around it. I did have the computer lock up on me the second day after I bought it and had to hit the power button but it hasn't happened since.
One of the first things I always do with any system is to install all updates. I find it eliminates a lot of hassle in the long run.

Which model is this? I cannot find an Inspiron with a Ryzen 7 in it. My last gaming PC was a PowerSpec and I have found it to be much better than the big-box brands, namely because it is assembled with off-the-shelf parts.
 

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One of the first things I always do with any system is to install all updates. I find it eliminates a lot of hassle in the long run.
Thanks. I think I still have to do that. I got a message saying the bios had an update last night so I did that. I'll go and do the Windows now while I'm thinking about it.
 

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One of the first things I always do with any system is to install all updates. I find it eliminates a lot of hassle in the long run.

Which model is this? I cannot find an Inspiron with a Ryzen 7 in it. My last gaming PC was a PowerSpec and I have found it to be much better than the big-box brands, namely because it is assembled with off-the-shelf parts.
Not sure about the OP, but here is the model I got in the UK..

http://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/desk...675/spd/inspiron-5675-gaming-desktop/cd567515
 

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andy2141

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That's the one I have! Mine has the 16GB RAM and the 1TB HD. I plan on adding a m2.NVME SSD very soon and using that as startup disk.

I'm really liking this computer. I don't play games but it's the RAM and graphics card that I was interested in. And ports!
Same here, not a massive PC gamer these days, but nice to have the option if I want it. So far it seems fine with everything I've tried playing on it.

Weird how your drive options are different. Here in the UK it comes with a m2. 256GB SSD and 1TB drive as standard. I rarely power it down, but when I do it reboots in just a few seconds.

The only downside for me was my monitor choice. I went for an 32" LG ultrawide and kinda wish I spent a bit more for a higher resolution.
 

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Same here, not a massive PC gamer these days, but nice to have the option if I want it. So far it seems fine with everything I've tried playing on it.

Weird how your drive options are different. Here in the UK it comes with a m2. 256GB SSD and 1TB drive as standard. I rarely power it down, but when I do it reboots in just a few seconds.

The only downside for me was my monitor choice. I went for an 32" LG ultrawide and kinda wish I spent a bit more for a higher resolution.
Well every store that carried the model with the built in SSD was sold out so I just figured with the cheaper price on this one, I would end up paying the same price once I bought the SSD for it. It's the same exact model, just without the SSD.
 

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I did! Very happy with it. I got to sit down last night and actually use it for a few hours since I am on vacation now for 10 days.

I just have to get used to Windows now. I didn't use my old Surface Pro 3 enough to know my way around it. I did have the computer lock up on me the second day after I bought it and had to hit the power button but it hasn't happened since.
My mother recently got a Dell when she decided she should have something besides her iPad available. (She hasn't used it yet.)

Up until Windows 10, I preferred Windows over Mac OS. Now I'm to the point where I only use the PC if I absolutely have to.
 

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I moved away form HP and went with Dell. I have a Inspiron i3 desktop and a a Inspiron laptop and both have been great. The desktop sits right next to my hackintosh. lol.
 

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I moved away form HP and went with Dell. I have a Inspiron i3 desktop and a a Inspiron laptop and both have been great. The desktop sits right next to my hackintosh. lol.
Nice.I always like Hp laptops and even had two HP desktops back in the 2000s. They were very good and reliable back then and I nearly bought another HP this time around when I decided to look at Dell computers. I never had one before and I'm impressed with the desktop I have so far.
 
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