Excerpt: I use the Dell Vostro 200 at home. It has enough features, storage and memory for any application or internet use I want. It is a standard desktop full tower with keypoard. flatscreen monitor, mouse, and USB ports for any other device I use. I watch online Sci Fi tv shows and movies through websites on the internet. The display of the streaming video is for the most part uninterrupted and dependable.
Excerpt: I was able to purchase the Dell Vostro 200 through my company, so I got a good price on it. I like it and so far, knock wood, haven't had too many problems with it. However, the one problem with a Dell product is if you call customer service, you get a foreigner who speaks english with a very heavy accent. That drives me crazy!
Excerpt: The Dell Vostro 200 is a very basic system that is a good match for your young teenager in my opinion. For a grown up, this may not be the best selection. With that said, it can do web browsing, video streams, video playback, shopping, Microsoft applications, and other basic tasks without any real issues. The Pentium dual core E2160 processor is not lightning quick but handles its business in decent fashion.
Excerpt: I have had the Dell Vostro 200 with Windows Vista for almost 3 years now. It always seemed kind of slow (attribued to Vista OS) but within the last year or so the speed has gotten incredibly slow; the hard drive is just about full. Guess it has run its course in the average life of a computer. I would buy a Dell again. I do like the extra USB, & headphone/mic ports on the front of the tower.
Excerpt: Upgrade the hard drive and put in 4gb of DDR2 RAM. It will run much smoother. Because you can't remove Windows Vista Business for some reason, it really has poor combatibility. It also is very annoying. We cannot install 7 for some reason either. The pentium dual core is okay, does good on Autocad. Though for CAD I reccomend you get an NVIDIA Quadro FX 570. Because the Intel onboard chip is terrible as always. It has vista, what do you expect?