You didn't get hurt on what you bought and imo Dell prebuilt computers are the best.
I've never bought a new prebuilt computer as I've always built my own although these days I use everyone elses old discarded computers and most of them are Dell computers.
Yes eight and ten year old Dell Optiplex desktop computers and all are still working 100% strong and keep on working so they last.
Use it and enjoy it.
Couldn't agree more, The_Toolman.
Dells have always been favourites of mine.....and they last, too. I've got an ancient Inspiron 1100 lappie (see specs in my siggy), chugging along with an old Pentium 4 single-core.
She may be ancient, but she just keeps going.....and going (and going....). Built like a brick outhouse, too (weighs nearly 4 kgs (that's around 8.8 lbs for our American cousins).....although to be fair, most of that can be accounted for by the massive 19.2 volt, 16-cell battery. They used to install full desktop CPUs in these things, along with the attendent power consumption (67W TDP from the 2.6 GHz P4..!)
None of this 'bendy' iPhone stuff you get these days.....
We've been a lot of places together, too; this was the kinda thing those laptop 'backpacks' were invented for. (You'd end up with 'gorilla arm' carrying it around in your hand, unlike MacBook 'Air's, and that kind of thing (which are as light as a feather in comparison!))
I'd agree with Madman, though; 'Linux' is a very useful word to remember. This old girl used to run XP originally, with 128 MB of RAM and a tiny 20GB HDD..! (Ran like the proverbial slug, as I recall.) I struggled on with it till EOL in '14, then looked around for something really lightweight for it, 'cos it wasn't going to run Win7, now was it?
After some 'distro-hopping', I ended up with 'Puppy' Linux, which runs completely in RAM.....her feet don't touch the ground now! She flies with Puppy, and after quite a bit of upgrading (now 2GB RAM and a 64GB SSD) would give many pre-loaded Win7 machines, with much newer hardware, a run for their money.....
Enjoy your Dell, and have fun with it.
According to cafejose,
You want a user guide or manual for your computer? Forget that! NONE!
I've never had problems finding user manuals for pretty much anything online. They're out there; ya just gotta dig a little.....
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 10 February 2018 - 09:53 AM.
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Dell Inspiron 1100; 2.6 GHz P4, 1.5 GB DDR1, 64GB KingSpec IDE SSD, Intel 'Extreme' graphics, 1 TB Seagate 'Expansion' external storage, HP HD2300 webcam.