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I would like to pass on my experiences with Dell Computers.I'm on my third Dell computer at present, the first one I got was an Inspiron 5150 laptop which was in 2003. I am still using this for work today. The only thiing that went wrong with it was a cable to the CD drive which I haven't fixed yet as it not imperative for work on my laptop.
The Second Dell I bought through ebay, it was about five hundred pounds and lasted 2.5 years. It was working well but the on/off switch went on it.My repairer, who was private, told me that it wasn't worth fixing as the switch is located in the front and was sealed in, so I would have to find a new fascia.
I cut my losses and seeing as Dell machines had treated me well up to now, decided with my daughters help to find the highest specification on their re-furbished/returned section of the site. This is worth a look as the machines are high spec. and sold for much less.I managed to find a Dimension 9150 with a 250 GB hard drive CD/RW DVD/RW, Pentium D processor, windows xp etc., for a very reasonable approx. £400. That was 18 months ago and the machine is still running well. I would say it is the best one I have ever had to date and this is my seventh desktop computer in twenty years.
I started with Amstrad, then two Tulip machines and the one before Dell was a Time computer.All these have served me well, the shortest life, surprisingly, because of my other Dell usage, being my first desktop Dell, but I kept faith with Dell, mainly because of the good service my laptop was giving me.
Out of 3 Dell machines, I have had 7 years of work, counting my laptop use too. Two of these machines are in current use and I would say are used hard as my current Dell desktop is on 5 days per week during working hours and is inveriably used for internet use outside these hours sometimes to the early hours. Also at weekends.I also use an Dell Ultrasharp 1905F flat screen, that is for another review in it's own right. Also a multimedia keyboard. I have had as many screens as computers and the 1905F screen is second to none in my experience.
The only gripe I had with Dell when buying my current desktop was their use of overseas operators as they didn't understand what I wanted. This however was quickly resolved after phoning Head Office. My Computer arrived very quickly after that.I hope my experiences with Dell machines has helped.
Thanks for reading.© dvdsprks2 2007
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