Dell XPS:Is it worth the money? 18 replies

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#1 12 years ago

http://www.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/xpsdt?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

Now,from what i've seen of the 410,the specs are damn fine.However,i'm curious as to why exactly the 410 costs less than the 200,which is far less efficient.But my main point is,my computer sucks,and 990$ seems like a steal for such a nice comp.Besides which my comp is mighty ugly.So anyways,would it be worth my money to get a 410,and if so,what EXACTLY does it come standard with?So far i've only been able to find the capacities,and not the standard issue components.

Thanks for any insight.




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#2 12 years ago

No its not.... build one youre self...you get soooo much more power then...




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#3 12 years ago

I own one, and I am really liking it. but there is bloat ware. :uhoh:




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#4 12 years ago

Bloat ware?Sounds bad....but anyways,i'm a very impatient person,and a very poor one at that(seriously,i barely have enough money to keep my god damn cable).But if someone could provide the basic specs for the 410 i'd appreciate it very much.Either way,i'll hopefully have some money soon if i have any luck with selling my old star wars stuff.




Aliblista(UK)

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#5 12 years ago

its dell so its not actually 990$. As soon as you go to choose your options i guarantee it will go up by at least 100$. Then the basic spec wont be anything like the specs advertised (e.g no core duo, prob a naff graphix card like 6200 or sumthing, etc). Then add on tax and delivery etc etc. Looks to good to be true and probably is. Your better off building yourself or buying from another company, like a small gaming computer specialist, for around 1000$ you could prob get a pretty decent gaming rig built for you, or if you do it yourself you could get an even better one for 1000$ or the same for cheaper etc.




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#6 12 years ago

The basic one that actually costs $990 is pretty ropey, one of the lower-end Pentium Ds and a 7300LE. Nothing like what the pages previous to that would have you think you're getting.

Smaller parts means higher costs, especially if they're putting powerful components in a small chassis as it means they have to work on cooling more than they would in a standard case. That's why the other one is more expensive.




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#7 12 years ago

No it is not in my view but if you dont knwo mucha bout how to build your own aka looking for proper parts hardware that gose good with waht what will work best with other peaces than a XPS is about the best thing for a persion like that. the cheepest one i could put to geather was 990 it was a 2.8dual core 1gb 553mhz x1300 256 for 500 i could build a system like that.hell for 1g i could build a super rig.




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#8 12 years ago

Link: Dell XPS 410 dellxps410jc3.jpg

I posted ^that^ in another thread the other day, The only thing the standard XPS 410 doesn't have is the 13 in 1 card reader/floppy drive.

The video card isn't all that wonderful, but you could upgrade that down the road or select another before buying it. The only other viable option Dell gives is the 7900gs, (add $200) which is a pretty top notch card and would be well worth it if you are financing the pc. FYI - The ATI x1300 option is also not very good. Otherwise, buy yourself something like a 7600gt later on when you can afford to do so.

All in all, a decent rig for the price, but as others have said, you could do much better building your own with that money.




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#9 12 years ago

The reason the 410 is cheaper than the 200 is the same reason that desktops are cheaper than laptops.

Having to use smaller parts (in the 200's case) means using more expensive parts, and therefore having to spend more money.




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#10 12 years ago

ObliviousLink: Dell XPS 410 dellxps410jc3.jpg

I posted ^that^ in another thread the other day, The only thing the standard XPS 410 doesn't have is the 13 in 1 card reader/floppy drive.

The video card isn't all that wonderful, but you could upgrade that down the road or select another before buying it. The only other viable option Dell gives is the 7900gs, (add $200) which is a pretty top notch card and would be well worth it if you are financing the pc. FYI - The ATI x1300 option is also not very good. Otherwise, buy yourself something like a 7600gt later on when you can afford to do so.

All in all, a decent rig for the price, but as others have said, you could do much better building your own with that money.

Well,as i've said,i'm a lazy man.But i think if anything i'll consider it whilst looking at other comps.Any links to something better for close to that price?

And as for the XPS,everything looks about 10 times better than my shitty comp(though that's not saying much),but.....for supposedly having such a faster processor,it's still only 2.8 GhZ.....same as mine.




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