Summary: This is not a review but simply a 'ditto" to the others. This has been my best computer purchase since I started buying them. I bought my 420 years ago (7?) - and it still runs well. I suppose I should replace it with a new model but my fear is that Dell simply doesn't make them with the same degree of competence anymore. Please advise.
The best desktop pc I have own for so long time n every penny worth it...
29 July 2013
Summary: This is one of the best desktop pc system make by dell. I have 3 of this pc myself and recommendation to my friends who also own 2 same machines. This machines last you for lifetime and it worth the money to upgrade all the part for Dell XPS 420. Every penny you spend on it and worth it. I watch movies and play game on this pc.
Summary: I have owned this computer for 6 years. I must admit it has had issues. Dell replaced the motherboard twice because the onboard soundcard would not work. The hard drive was replaced twice. I have updated the computer with a Creative Soundcard and an XFX Radeon 6760 Video card. I have also upgraded ram to 8GB, and the operating system is Windows 7 not the original XP which I think sucks and was the primary cause for all the initial problems.
Summary: I got a customized one from Dell's site but its basically an XPS 420. It was a great machine, even Vista ran great on it..but about 18 months in the motherboard died. I ordered a replacement from Dell and the shipment has been delayed. I don't know if this will solve my problem but doing a google search it seems a lot of XPS 420 users have had this issue. I'm about to ready to just buy a new machine but now I'm wary of the XPS line and Dell in general.
Summary: would have given 5 stars but mine came with a 128mb graphics card and not the 256 like stated in add. it did come with a keyboard and mouse and vista 64bit disk which i didn't know i was getting but glad i did . As soon as i got it i wiped the drive and did a fresh install of windows 7 home prem. 64 bit "I had NO problems what so ever" my base score is 4.1 which would be more if i had the graphics card that i thought came with the unit. my top score after installing win.
Summary: I'm really quite surprised at the some of these bad reviews. I've had my XPS 420 for almost 2 years without ANY issues what so ever. I never turn it off, it juts runs like a charm. Other than some occasional basic PC maintenance like cleaning out old files and defreagging the hard drive I've had to do nothing to it. It's blazing fast and I can watch HDTV via the video card while running Excel at the same time & I've never even the CPU fun run, ever.
Summary: Having recevied an unexpected windfall, I bought, for the first time in my life, a "high end" computer. I could have saved time and frustration simply flushing the cash. Some obvious and basic things are horribly wrong, foremost a ridiculous DVD reader which is unable to play or read at least half of my DVDs, even ones that work without problems on much cheaper laptops.
Summary: My daughter has the same system purchased directly from Dell. My refurbished purchase is everything hers is, minus the shiny new price tag. I have been very satisfied, with no issues so far from the 420 from Overstock.