Don't buy second hand, only new or factory refurbished.
L.Lop "Lidia LoPinto, Author", Amazon
10 November 2014
Summary: I thought I was buying a clone to my Insipiron One THX. Trust Studio PC. But this one had an Intel Chip and Invidea graphics card, and the monitor was not good enough. I wanted a clone so I could make myself a working emergency backup computer. On top of this, apparently the vendor had no idea the unit he sent me was a stolen product. When I contacted Dell, they said it was a "Lost" product and refused to give me details suggesting it was stolen on the phone.
Summary: I purchased this computer on sept. 2010, it worked perfect for about 3 years. On nov 2013 the computer just died, never came back from standby. No warning!!! Its been sitting there since that day. I'm planning to throw it to the trash but still waiting if there's any hope and I can save it. I really liked it when it worked. It shows amber light on the power button and won't do nothing. I went to a computer store and they tested.
Summary: Total garbage. Less than 2 years after getting it has finally gone to the pc graveyard...processor fried. While it was under warranty...motherboard replaced twice by Dell-in home warranty. The speakers went out...replaced by Dell. The daughter board shorted out...replaced by Dell.
Summary: My exwife and I bought one, each. Both motherboards went in the first year. Had it fixed, and now my hdd is bad and the cddvd r/rw is bad. I will NEVER NEVER buy a dell again! Vaio lasted 6 years, and gateway lasted 5.
Summary: Almost 4yrs later...I LOVE this computer. Many great features, some Im still learning, thanks to the kids. Very sturdy and easily managed by everyone in our household including my toddler. Awesome buy!
Summary: I received one of these that was "broken" for free off craigslist. I took some time reading reviews I always check amazon reviews prior to forums. What I found out was: the majority of these units haven't had the bios updated. they have a4 bios and need to be updated to a8. mine would not even post, so I removed the ram, disconnected the hdd and dvd, then I cleared the cmos and removed the battery, threw in a new battery and powered it up with no ram or hdds etc.
Summary: This computer worked great until the Blue Screen of death appeared. I've only had it for 1 year 6 months and didn't extend the warranty because it is a desktop and I didn't figure anything could go wrong. I just called Dell and was told the harddrive has gone bad and that they will not cover it, to buy a new one. That will run me about 130 plus labor. So, you be the judge...
Summary: I have to say i LOVE it. it is a pretty awesome piece of machinery. The graphics are nice. The only downside i found was it is windows 8 compatible but it operates slower and the touch features are a little off. Then also there is no brightness setting to adjust your brightness.