Big & beautiful presentation - lame & lacking performance
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Dell Inspiron 9200 is advertised as a "desktop replacement" laptop. An accurate prediction, for while the 17" screen is terrific for opening multiple pages and multi-tasking online and satisfying media-related activities, it isn't exactly your best option for an "on0the-go" laptop computer! Weighing in at just under 8lbs, it is a mighty weight for anyone's backpack or carry-on -- but functions beautifully for video functionality ... at home.
Excerpt: I have had this computer for almost five years now. I haven't had a single bit of trouble with it. It is getting a little bit out of date because the RAM is a little low compared to up to date models. I have several programs loaded and it's doing fine. I use it for internet use and I love photography. I would recommend this computer to anyone. I love that it has a 17" screen. It's bulky if you were to have to carry it around, but mine stays on a desk at home.
Excerpt: I've got the quad core processor but was disappointed that I could only upgrade it to three gigs of RAM (I had bought two extra gigs but it only recognized one more). Otherwise I love my computer with the dual-monitor card and everything else that goes along with it. I'd buy another tomorrow!
Excerpt: Let me start of this was my first ever computer.I got this back in 2006 and this computer will be replace now.this computer did last me years of gaming and internet usage.Now it is getting old and cannot handle some of the programs up to today.Back then, this was one of the best computers and one of the fastest back then.This computer was really quiet and just amazing.It lasted me all of those years I make the computer's cpu on 100%.This computer will be missed and now...
Excerpt: Dimension 9200 has been pretty good. It has SATA hard drives which have visible difference in copy-paste files. However, while booting up the SATA controller takes some time to load. Once controller bios is loaded, the rest of the boot process is a snap. I have stopped restarting my computer and am just putting it in stand by when I don't need it. It is pretty good with games. I have 256 MB NVidia 7900 GS which has amazing detail for games.
Excerpt: I luv my computer! I had it for 2 years now and I have had NO MAJOR problems, viruses, etc. This is the BEST computer I have ever bought and I have no regrets whatsoever! I am using Windows Vista and it took awhile to get used to it but I think it's great too!
Excerpt: When I moved to a new department at work, I was excited to learn that I would get a brand new computer. The admin department for our School (The Coast & Environment) at LSU primarily uses Dell computers. I had used a Dell years ago and had good service from it. I was all set (or so I thought).
Summary: As far as desktops go, the 9200 it's the prettiest nor is it the most functional. However, it is the best desktop i have ever used. It's specifications, even today, are impressive. The 9200, with a decent graphics card, will run all of the latest games and edit video with ease, and it will still be able to run the power-hungry Vista in the background. The machine is well built and is surprisingly sturdy.
Pros: Power, Price, Upgradability
Cons: Looks, Size, Can sometimes crash (mainly due to Windows)
Excerpt: "Well.. I love this computer, ive had it for about 6 months now and its fantastic! I dont know about all the technical stuff, sorry! To start with, it comes with windows vista home premium which is fantastic and very easy to use. Its also fabulous graphics! It goes _very_ fast on the internet which is great, but it takes a while to start up. If you are looking to buy a new computer because you have an old one, this wont seem slow to start up to ...