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The Dell/Alienware discussion.

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Anyone a fan of this company called Dell? Own any of their products? I haven't but I'm thinking about getting this laptop for $799. Using it just in case my new desktop fails or using it for travel purposes.

I also hear about Dell getting slammed for their abysmal customer support. It's being outsourced to India so Dell is being very conservative w/ their finances. Posted Image at this! https://www.consumer...s/dell_svc.html

Gotta cut this short. Gotta head off to work.

UPDATED: Now you can discuss stuff related to Alienware since it's been owned by Dell.


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I have a Dell laptop. It's several years old now. My only issues? A sticking S key, a lame right-arrow key (still works but no tactile feedback), and apparently a lot of dust buildup which makes it overheat and thus commit preventative suicide somewhat easier. Nonissues: the decorative trim is broken off in places, the touchpad's RMB is defunct (not that I use the touchpad...), and it can't run Windows 10.

I should get that dust removed.

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I have a couple old Dell boxes I took home from my old workplace. Gave one to my daughter, another I'm using as a Steambox to stream from my main computer to my TV when the situation calls for it, and another I've set up for my son. All older ones. The Steambox is 64-bit but the OS wasn't. I installed SteamOS on it anyway, though. The rest are older ones from Computers For Schools or some other organization that donates computers to places like that (which my last workplace was). I also had an old Win98 Dell laptop that my wife used to own before I met her. Darn thing is cracked at the hinges and the ribbon cables are exposed because they've become seized (not from lack of use either). I used to use it in school on my breaks and lunches working with SCI Studio (when I was still working on a little project called King's Quest II SCI). Also, Allegro 4 stuff. Good times. I wouldn't drop money on a Dell, though.

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My work uses Dell computers. I'm on break and I'm using an Optiplex 780. It's got a Vista sticker on the front but it's using Windows 7. I also saw some Dell Latitudes laptops. My mom has a member discount to a Latitude that I found interesting. If I choose an Latitude w/ an 256GB m.2 SSD, I'm concerned about whether or not it'll include an 2.5 HDD bracket. I need it if I want to add an 2.5 1 TB HDD in there.

Anyways I heard alot of people saying bad things a/b Alienware. Is it the parts are faulty?
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I'm not sure about recently, but Dell has always been pretty good and in the past decade or so most complaints are just around Dells being expensive for what you get.

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I've always liked Dell. I have 2 old Dell desktops (one working and modified and the other needs to be repaired), and I've had several Dell laptops like the Dell XPS.I loved that little thing so much.
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Kinda offtopic, but I am using DELL monitor and it is great.

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My very first pc other than the family XT was an IBM Aptiva in 1997, since then I've built my own desktops and it has only gotten easier to build your own since then.
Mass produced PCs like DELL/HP/Emachines and such were usually quite limited in their ability to be upgraded and were kind of cheaply made. People who bought those pretty much never opened the case to do anything...maybe pop in some more ram, that's about it.

The only thing DELL that I own is a 24" led monitor and while it works, it also comes across as cheaply made. The stand doesn't hold the monitor perfectly level and the colours are alittle whitewashed. I also have a dell p4 2.4Ghz(not hyper threaded) tower sitting around but it has no pci-e or agp port so there's very little point in playing with it....but it does function.

As for laptops, pretty much every consumer grade laptop is cheaply made and should be handled very very gently. If I buy a laptop anymore it's a business class laptop because they are built like brick shithouses that can take some abuse (not that I abuse them.) I will admit, I do love my trusty old Toshiba Satellite a200 1.66Ghz dual-core (T5450) 4gb ram, the onboard gfx are crap but I take this thing anywhere I want to take a lappy and even though it's older it still does the trick. I leave my HP elitebook 8440p i5 at home paired to that wonky dell monitor :D

The only reason I bought that dell monitor was because it was cheap and led backlit which uses very little power. The Acer 24" monitor which cost me over $400 some years ago is far superior with its 16:10 ratio (1920x1200) but uses 100 watts when it's running. I wish mainstream was 16:10 instead of 16:9.

The laptop you're looking at has nice specs, looks fragile though. Not sure I'm crazy about dual fans but whatever, I'd also rather it had a real solid state drive rather than a hybrid. Full keyboard is also nice.

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View PostDustFalcon85, on 05 January 2017 - 08:25 AM, said:

Anyone a fan of this company called Dell? Own any of their products? I haven't but I'm thinking about getting this laptop for $799. Using it just in case my new desktop fails or using it for travel purposes.

I also hear about Dell getting slammed for their abysmal customer support. It's being outsourced to India so Dell is being very conservative w/ their finances. Posted Image at this! https://www.consumer...s/dell_svc.html

Gotta cut this short. Gotta head off to work.


They all have bad customer support, period. Dell actually knows how to fix the products they sell, unlike HP.

That's a good model. I've worked lower end, older versions of that laptop. Very sturdy construction.

I never see newer Dell's come in for catastrophic failure unless it involves fruit juice or cum or something. They also run colder than other brands.

View PostDustFalcon85, on 05 January 2017 - 02:32 PM, said:

My work uses Dell computers. I'm on break and I'm using an Optiplex 780. It's got a Vista sticker on the front but it's using Windows 7. I also saw some Dell Latitudes laptops. My mom has a member discount to a Latitude that I found interesting. If I choose an Latitude w/ an 256GB m.2 SSD, I'm concerned about whether or not it'll include an 2.5 HDD bracket. I need it if I want to add an 2.5 1 TB HDD in there.

Anyways I heard alot of people saying bad things a/b Alienware. Is it the parts are faulty?


I'm a HUGE Latitude fan, my E7440 is the best fucking computer I have ever owned, and that includes ones I have built. If you like gaming, they're not good value. I don't game on the go so I couldn't care less. I know the E7540 dropped the mSATA/HDD combo option due to it using those tiny M.2 slots. The issue is getting a half height M.2 SSD that operates off PCI-E, not SATA. Last time I checked, they don't really exist.

This is why my friend decided on a refurb E7440.

View PostRobman, on 06 January 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:


As for laptops, pretty much every consumer grade laptop is cheaply made and should be handled very very gently. If I buy a laptop anymore it's a business class laptop because they are built like brick shithouses that can take some abuse (not that I abuse them.) I will admit, I do love my trusty old Toshiba Satellite a200 1.66Ghz dual-core (T5450) 4gb ram, the onboard gfx are crap but I take this thing anywhere I want to take a lappy and even though it's older it still does the trick. I leave my HP elitebook 8440p i5 at home paired to that wonky dell monitor :D


Dell's higher end consumer stuff is pretty damn sturdy. Their cheaper stuff is also much sturdier than the cheap shit from everyone else.

Dual fans are good. I work on way too many HP's that resemble small saunas.

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View PostKawa, on 05 January 2017 - 10:14 AM, said:

I have a Dell laptop. It's several years old now. My only issues? A sticking S key, a lame right-arrow key (still works but no tactile feedback), and apparently a lot of dust buildup which makes it overheat and thus commit preventative suicide somewhat easier. Nonissues: the decorative trim is broken off in places, the touchpad's RMB is defunct (not that I use the touchpad...), and it can't run Windows 10.

I should get that dust removed.


Dude, stop jerking off to furry porn and fix your shit. Grab some air and dust it out. When you wait that long you risk having dust bunnies clog the fan when you try to clean it...plus keyboards are like ten bucks dude. That thing sounds fucking gross...I've had to repair too many greasy, filthy systems. It's just rank.

I got Windows 10 running on a Toshiba with an Intel GMA X4500. I forced the OS to run in test mode, and eventually tracked down a driver from HP, released by Intel in 2011. For some reason the HP driver could force itself into the OS and it worked perfectly. The official Intel release wouldn't install, and adding it through device manager was a no go. It just straight up hated the signature, even with that shit turned off. My buddy has been dailying it for like half a year now. If something wants to be a faggot, just fucking force it.

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View PostPerson of Color, on 10 January 2017 - 09:45 PM, said:

Grab some air and dust it out.

I fully intend to. Worry about your own system, not mine.

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Just to add more details. The Latitude I was talking about is an E5570 BTX model and is customizable on Dell's website w/ the UKY discount that'll set around $1220 for the customizations I've putted in. But I didn't click the "Buy" button. I did it for calculations purposes. There's also an Dell Latitude E6540 w/ an i7-4610M CPU w/ an AMD Radeon HD 8790M that'll go for $1442.

Also if you look at Dell's Facebook page. You'll see alot of negative comments w/ the Posted Image emojis in the likes section. People bitch and moan about Dell's abysmal customer service, botching up online orders and so on in their comments section. I've noticed the replies from the Dell Officials are from India; judging by their names. Should I go for another brand because of Dell's very shitty customer service or is it OK to get an Inspiron 7000 gaming series laptop? If I do maybe. I'll throw in an extra 8GB of RAM and an Samsung 500 GB M.2 SSD drive in there.
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View PostKawa, on 11 January 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

I fully intend to. Worry about your own system, not mine.


Not gonna happen. I work on this shit for a living and I'm tired of people bringing their home's filth into my life. One of the reasons I voted for Trump is because I don't want to work on another beaner's computer from Honduras or El Salvador or wherever the fuck ever again. Do you know how many times I've found roaches in Hispanic systems? It's rank.

Burning out your chipset/GPU by not dusting it is a sign of how dirty things are elsewhere. It takes fifteen seconds after the laptop enters sleep mode. It's just gross. That fifteen seconds turns into 30-45 minutes for a tech, 90 for a novice if you get a dust bunny jamming the fan shut by chronic neglect...unless your laptop has a central access panel.

View PostDustFalcon85, on 12 January 2017 - 08:58 AM, said:

Just to add more details. The Latitude I was talking about is an E5570 BTX model and is customizable on Dell's website w/ the UKY discount that'll set around $1220 for the customizations I've putted in. But I didn't click the "Buy" button. I did it for calculations purposes. There's also an Dell Latitude E6540 w/ an i7-4610M CPU w/ an AMD Radeon HD 8790M that'll go for $1442.

Also if you look at Dell's Facebook page. You'll see alot of negative comments w/ the Posted Image emojis in the likes section. People bitch and moan about Dell's abysmal customer service, botching up online orders and so on in their comments section. I've noticed the replies from the Dell Officials are from India; judging by their names. Should I go for another brand because of Dell's very shitty customer service or is it OK to get an Inspiron 7000 gaming series laptop? If I do maybe. I'll throw in an extra 8GB of RAM and an Samsung 500 GB M.2 SSD drive in there.


They all have shitty customer service on the consumer side, but Dell can actually correctly fix systems under warranty, unlike HP's laptop division. Dell has great support for their corporate line. You can even get three years onsite service...not that you'll need it.

I sent a system in for warranty repair to HP once for a full motherboard replacement. Got it back a week later...super fast. It was a desktop though. Hopefully I don't have to work with their laptop division any time soon.

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Get an MS cert and get into an office support job. Working with the public and their IT problems will destroy any faith you have in humanity. The pay is usually crap as well.

In an office, you get a ticket, walk up to their desk and when they start yammering at you, tell them to f*ck off and get a coffee and get out of your face. If they've really buggered it up you can get HR to write them up.
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Dell is officially off my radar. Way too many complaining and negativity! I can feel the other people pain reading that stuff and watching Youtube videos about the hatred towards Dell.

I'm still looking for a laptop. Thinking about buying an ASUS, HP, MSI laptop or an used MacBook Pro.
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PROTIP: All of these companies suck for customer service, some just suck less than others. All of them have horror stories, and those two videos list pretty generic shit I've heard about everyone over the years. I buy equipment based on how easy it is for me to find parts and repair it myself, and how reliable it is in the first place. This is why Dell usually wins out for me. Some just have a much worse batting average than others (Sony, Toshiba). It's also why I'm about to buy an LG V20 instead of Samsung's gooky bullshit, my fourth LG in a row. If it's a bitch to fix I'm not fucking buying it.

Worst case scenario, when the warranty runs out, take it to a local shop and have them service it. We do better work than repair centers ever could. Once again, this is also why I recommend Dell, because only HP is as easy (and cheap!) to get parts for, and their hardware sucks dick. Lenovo is second place in this regard, but a solid second. Acer is sporadic, Toshiba and Sony are next to impossible, especially Sony. Asus is middle of the road. Some models are easy, others are like walking through a desert of eBay listings.

Is it a high end part? Is it readily available? Can it still be purchased new, so the used parts keep the prices of both in check? All of these factors dictate whether or not your 18 month old doorstop is worth promoting to something other than a doorstop.

Just remember that companies kind of give a shit if you are within warranty. Outside of that, no one fucking cares. Get something that can be easily and affordably serviced.

Buy whatever laptop is going to serve you best, and has the least amount of breakdown complaints online. Be sure to factor in chassis quality, too. Stay the fuck away from Toshiba. Their garbage is the most fragile, unreliable equipment money can buy. Most current HP laptops seem to have weak points by the hinges that require drilling to remove, worst case scenario. As usual, they run hot, because HP likes to make things "sexy" like Apple. Too bad their products are either ugly or generic. Acer is mediocre at best, and usually sucks horse dicks. Acer's crap always has shit ergonomics and piss poor touchpads.

I like Lenovo's higher end stuff, but I hate how they've been caught putting literal malware and shit in their BIOSes.

All low end laptops range from either Faberge Egg (Toshiba) to fragile, except for Dell. There are exceptions such as the HP Stream, though. I'm pretty sure you could run one over with a tank, which sucks, because it really is a miserable piece of shit and deserves to be crushed.

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Fun fact: I maintain a list of things I refuse to work on for people, anything bearing the Dell logo is on that list.

From what I've seen they have started to improve again in recent times, but their mid-2000s crap was just unforgivable.

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Dell is really the only option I'd go for if I picked a new laptop.
I liked the Lenovo x220, but unfortunately the numpad is borked.
Since I do build mapping, it really isn't an option for me.

Currently I have a e6430 machine from my recollection, a very good machine.
Only issue I have is screen size really. Been drooling over those 12"~ latitudes.
Solid keyboard and touchpad. Having those work well along with a durable battery is what I want.
Swapping a HDD / RAM / etc.. is super simple. Service tag lookups are super handy for specs and whatnot, no BS, at least some thought for power users / admins.

I do like some of the HP pro models as well, the smaller 11.6" (I think) pro version with a slightly older chip is what I've been looking after too.

A real shame the x220 didn't have functional numpad as I really like the form factor.
I have x240 at work and I really want to like it but they just ruined the keyboard and touchpad.

Regarding old Dell, I don't have that much experience since Dell was never a thing in Finland until more recently.
From what I have heard, it's different to the old days. Anything post-2008 has been really solid (A real shame the e6400 form factor was dropped, I loved that).
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View PostHigh Treason, on 13 February 2017 - 06:01 AM, said:

Fun fact: I maintain a list of things I refuse to work on for people, anything bearing the Dell logo is on that list.

From what I've seen they have started to improve again in recent times, but their mid-2000s crap was just unforgivable.


Yeah some it it was really terrible, but I'll give them props - those pieces of shit, like the Dimension 2400, still come limping in from time to time. The capacitors are FINALLY failing after being in a hot running shitbox for nearly a decade and a half.

Their business machines were always good aside from a couple models, and their higher end consumer stuff is great. Lots of proprietary parts in machines from certain eras, but those parts don't fucking break.

View Postoasiz, on 21 February 2017 - 05:30 AM, said:

Currently I have a e6430 machine from my recollection, a very good machine.

Regarding old Dell, I don't have that much experience since Dell was never a thing in Finland until more recently.
From what I have heard, it's different to the old days. Anything post-2008 has been really solid (A real shame the e6400 form factor was dropped, I loved that).


1980's-2002 were the golden years. A lot of people forget this, but Dell used to be a premium brand. Back in the 90's people would be jealous of those who owned a Dell. Dells were fast, solid, bulletproof, and had amazing customer service. This was the peak era of first time computer buyers - people got fucked over with garbage from Compaq and Packard Bell. HP, Dell, Toshiba, and IBM were very highly regarded.

I still remember my father lusting over Dell laptops when he saw someone with them in public, and him asking them about it. His Presario 1255 laptop was the single most unreliable computer I have ever seen as a technician to this day. His old Dimension P75t never gave him a lick of trouble and remained his main system. He was thrilled when he finally got his Inspiron 2100.

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View PostHigh Treason, on 13 February 2017 - 06:01 AM, said:

Fun fact: I maintain a list of things I refuse to work on for people, anything bearing the Dell logo is on that list.

From what I've seen they have started to improve again in recent times, but their mid-2000s crap was just unforgivable.


Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Dude, you haven't lived till you play with some of those old Packard Hell computers. Dell is one step away from Cray when you put it next to a lot of stuff.
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Packard Bell? I have mixed feelings about those because whilst they did make a lot of absolute rubbish, at the same time, they did at least attempt to innovate even if they got it completely wrong a lot of the time.

Time and Tiny were always the running joke over here. I seem to think you're from the UK so you'll likely remember those. Personally, I liked Time because they were cheap and used standard parts. The parts were shit and the systems ran slow, but for what they cost, you did at least get a reasonably reliable machine for your money all things considered. Longevity wasn't as good as an up-market brand, but then, what did you expect?

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It was briefly re-branded but has remained closed for over a decade. The Staples also closed some time ago and the nearby multi-story car park has been demolished to make way for some university theatre project.

It's funny to think though, that when the Time shop was opened, we were often referred to as the "Internet capital of the UK" when today, the nearby KCom (Carr Ln / Ann St) is the singular source for fixed line communications and are regularly criticised for their total incompetence. Only one street away, South Street, is where I used to work and we had predominantly Compaq Deskpro machines, though the newer Athlon systems were from Time. The old Deskpro's were more reliable, rarely did I have to fix anything on those which wasn't some software problem created by the user. As for the Time machines, they were OK for consumer use, but in a business they shit the bed quite often and all but one of them ended up with failed motherboards - both Time and Tiny (And Colossus, all of them Granville brands) loved the ever abundant and legendarily terrible MSI MS6340 motherboard, which brings us full circle, because Packard Bell swore by this same board at that time. Talk about capacitor plague. Oh, Advent also used this same board, though they were notable for using particularly undersized heatsinks, about the size of a regular PMMX heatsink, to cool 1000MHz Athlon processors. They were a loose fit and I honestly wouldn't be surprised to learn that they were for Socket 7 processors and they just cheaped out on their builds.

So yeah, there's worse than Dell who were mediocre, heading towards crappy at the time. But there is also a hell of a lot better out there.

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Jesus Christ. You fucking Brits can't even speak your own language, and now you've started putting Intel jingles in the MIDDLE of your own ads.

Is it any wonder you people are getting raped to death by Muslims?

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I don't really see how you could flaw my English there to be honest. Sure, if you listen to me in real life, you'll hear some local dialect, but my writing is generally good.

Muslims? Don't look at me, I've voted BNP and UKIP for years, but nobody else listened and they'd rather deliberately turn a blind eye than admit they're wrong. Fuck Islam.

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LOL. If by 'innovate' you mean buying a shit-ton of M-Wave sound/modem cards, and when they found out that they wouldn't fit in their arty-farty cases, cut the end off the card and attached it back as a daughter board. They then ran the whole thing through cobbled-together DOS drivers in Windows 95. If any of the ini files were changed by one line, the thing was dead. In many cases, not even an FDisk/format/reinstall off the master CD would not get it back.

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Didn't they once get caught putting pre-used sound cards in their machines too?

Some of their machines had novel features though, like MPEG hardware or that 90 degree case. Like I said, they generally sucked, but at least they did do things nobody else really did. Still, much like IBM and Dell, I fail to understand why their machines have gained a huge following in recent times along with the AZTech sound cards they used in other machines - sound cards which are among the worst I have ever used. I have never used an IBM M-Wave card though, but I'd bet they were probably awful and needlessly expensive anyway, coming out of post-80s IBM. I've certainly heard of countless driver or software related problems, especially in regards to compatibility, from people who do own them.

The more I think about it, the more I'm unsure if the M-Wave issue you describe is true or not though, given AST use the exact same LPX boards and house a YM719 on a daughterboard which is clearly just an alteration to the regular Yamaha designed ISA card. It may have been intentional and they just tried to cut corners, literally.

It's odd though, how I only now realize that both Time and Compaq - OEMs that I was generally happy with - both used ESS sound chips built onto the motherboard itself. I don't recall what Dell was using back then. If I had been building machines in the mid-1990s, I would have been a PAS16 man I think, and an AWE64 man until the C-Media cards came around and Creative went full-blown Ensonique with garbage like the Sound Blaster PCI and Sound Blaster Live! cards... Oddly, whilst I find the Live / 5.1 cards to be complete tat, I swear by the Audigy 2 and only moved away from mine at the end of last year.

Also, while I'm complaining about sound hardware, fuck Roland, absolute trash every time.

My last notes are; Yeah, fuck PB's cases though, all that ugly plastic, almost on par with these "gaming cases" that you can buy today. Also a shame they dragged Zenith down with them, Zenith made some kickass gear in their time and hold several notable records.

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View PostHigh Treason, on 15 March 2017 - 11:50 AM, said:

I don't really see how you could flaw my English there to be honest. Sure, if you listen to me in real life, you'll hear some local dialect, but my writing is generally good.

Muslims? Don't look at me, I've voted BNP and UKIP for years, but nobody else listened and they'd rather deliberately turn a blind eye than admit they're wrong. Fuck Islam.


LOL, dude, I'm busting your balls. I know you've swallowed the red pill ;). Mad props for BNP :dukeaffirmative: .

View PostTea Monster, on 15 March 2017 - 01:09 PM, said:

LOL. If by 'innovate' you mean buying a shit-ton of M-Wave sound/modem cards, and when they found out that they wouldn't fit in their arty-farty cases, cut the end off the card and attached it back as a daughter board. They then ran the whole thing through cobbled-together DOS drivers in Windows 95. If any of the ini files were changed by one line, the thing was dead. In many cases, not even an FDisk/format/reinstall off the master CD would not get it back.


They used M-Wave cards? I fucked with a couple over 15 years ago. I knew IBM sold them at retail, rarely, but Packard Bell used them too? HUGE pieces of shit. Maybe fucking with the drivers is why one of them died on me.


View PostHigh Treason, on 15 March 2017 - 01:47 PM, said:

Didn't they once get caught putting pre-used sound cards in their machines too?

My last notes are; Yeah, fuck PB's cases though, all that ugly plastic, almost on par with these "gaming cases" that you can buy today. Also a shame they dragged Zenith down with them, Zenith made some kickass gear in their time and hold several notable records.


They did. I personally REALLY like the retro Packard Bell styling, Frog Design of POZ Francisco did the cases and peripherals.

I have a PB Multimedia E153 in my closet. I've had it for 11 years, and I need a donor case BADLY. It has no side panels. I'd love to find a worthy home for it, it's a wonderful computer! Intel made the LPX motherboard, and it has a 2MB S3 ViRGE/325 integrated, as well as MPEG1 capturing, and 256K of L2 cache. It's always been stable and fast as shit. One of the nicest "grocery store" computers I have ever used. I overclocked the 150MHz Pentium to 180 and it was my main DOS system for a few years. I really love the little fucker and I want to revive her BADLY. I'll jam an MMX on her along with a fat heatsink, she doesn't have split voltage support, and do some other nice things.

I'd even transfer over the spec sheet label to the new case if the side panels wouldn't fit - It's still on there!

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Has anyone ordered from Dell's official website before? Had any trouble ordering from Dell's website? I'm thinking of getting an Inspiron 15 7567 off of their website. I know folks are saying that they are disappointed in the 7567's TN display. I'm gonna stop by at Best Buy and take a good look at the TN screen before buying the i7 one off of Dell. Or I'm gonna go an buy the 7559 and 8 GB RAM combo for a little over $800 on Amazon.
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I think this video clip is from 2002 I estimate. In their twilight golden years. Back when their factories are in the USA before Dell shipped their factories and call centers overseas. Pentium 4 PCs w/ Windows XP as an OS.



Another clip about people on Facebook bitching about Dell and telling/discouraging people not to buy their products.




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Everybody's giving Dell a #DellNo

Probably going Lenovo.


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