PC to add to Mac collection... this a good one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PCM, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. PCM macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2005
    Hey all, looking to get a PC for testing websites, CD dupe, and maybe eventually get into Studio Max and some other PC-only programs. This guy any good? I can get it brand new with DELL ultra sharp display for $653 bucks. It's a DELL BTW.

    Thanks and no flames please.

    Pentium D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)
    Genuine Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition
    512MB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz (2x256M)
    Dell USB Keyboard
    20 inch UltraSharp 2007FPW Widescreen Digital Flat Panel
    128MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X300 SE HyperMemory
    80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache
    No Floppy Drive Included
    Dell 2-button USB mouse
    Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet
    56K PCI Data Fax Modem
    Single Drive: 48x CD-RW / DVD-ROM Combo Drive
    Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support
  2. Whistleway macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2005
  3. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    It looks good, I know Dell has a lot of different deals like this. I would upgrade the ram, video card and hard drive if I were you, they aren't too expensive upgrades and will help the system last longer..
  4. sjshaw macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2004
    Check FatWallet and see if there are any better deals.

    Do you really need a dual-core machine?
  5. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    Holy Crap, if it comes with a 2007FPW for $653 that's a STEAL. The monitor alone is worth a little over $400, and on top of that you're getting a pretty competent computer.
  6. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Just FYI, did you look at what Macs the guy has?

    Looks like a bargain BTW.
  7. revjay macrumors regular


    Nov 25, 2004
    Beautiful Vancouver Island
    No one will buy it without a floppy drive...

    No floppy?!?
    What crazy freak dreamed that one up?
    This may be your last chance to have a floppy drive...for sentimentality sake, upgrade to the floppy drive.

    It looks like you can get quite a load of Dell goodies for your buck. I agree with ipacmm...the more memory, the longer you will stay sane.

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