Summary: I bought this model new from Dell back in 2007 and am still using it every day. It performs beautifully despite being almost 7 years old. The only problem that I had was that the video cards kept going bad. I finally gave up and now use the integrated graphics. I also upgraded from 2 GB RAM to 4 GB RAM but there was no noticeable difference in performance.
Excerpt: Personally, I love this computer. I used to have a much more low rate Dell and I could not stand the constant lagging and how slow it was at switching between tasks. At least with this desktop, I can do all the tasks I need to do all at once. I'm currently running at least 3 programs and have 5 tabs opened up on Firefox and this computer has no problem handling between all my projects.
Excerpt: Sadly, growing up, we didn't have the luxury of computers. My life would have been so much easier had we had access to technology in those days. I'm completely self taught and have even surprised myself in how many things I've taught myself from anything as simple as word processing using Windows Office all the way to narrating, editing, and designing covers for Audio Books.
Excerpt: The unit is great except when it needs to be serviced by Dell. You need to call a toll free number, which your call ends up in India. First, you cannot understand anything that they say, and then they transfer you 3 times untill you get a tech..Again you cannot understand a thing that they say. It took over 2 hours to have them go through this computer to find a software problem. As they did this, they started to delete things they say i didnt need in the computer.
Excerpt: I ordered a Dell with Windows XP on it and it crashed everytime I turned it on. I finally returned it with the promise they were going to build me another one that was not corrupted exactly as the one I ordered. Well, what I got was an Inspiron 530 (not what I had previously ordered) with Windows Vista on it. They did not contact me about the change or give me the chance for a refund. I opened the box when it arrived and discovered it.
A great computer for a home office or school projects.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: For me the Inspiron 5305 from DELL is a perfect gift for student and home business entrepreneurs because not only is it affordable but it is perfect with writing document, invoices and other task, at your convienance. One thing though that discourage other from purchasing this particular items - the computer program system does not hold a lot of additional files, such as, if, you want to stock a lot of you own computer game.
Excerpt: I got this computer as a gift and it couldn't have been a better present! My husband and i don't know much about computers but he did a great job picking this one out for me. This computer is one of the best computers i have ever had. It is a fast computer! I can download music and dvd's and watch them on the computer or i can burn them in a matter of 3 minutes! It holds so many pictures without running any slower! The picture quality is so clear like an HD TV!
Excerpt: I have to say that I always said I would never buy a computer when I could build my own at reasonable prices with everything I want without the computer manufacturers software pre-loaded that I don't need. Well, when the price of this computer got so low that I couldn't afford to build one with all the items I built it with at the price was selling it for, I had to jump on it. I have to say that I couldn't have been happier with my decision.