Summary: For the price point this computer offered a bevy of features for a home pc. Easy to setup, incredibly responsive, while being ultra quiet. Although I'm satisfied with it, there was a issue with the computer freezing intermittently while beeping 6 times, searching provided multiple possible solutions with non being definitive. In the end the issue seemed to have resolved itself, and it's worked perfectly ever since. 3.5 stars.
Summary: BOUGHT THIS COMPUTER BECAUSE IT WAS THE MOST POWERFUL UP TO DATE COMPUTER ON THE MARKET AT THE TIME I BOUGHT IT (NOV 2012) THE COMPUTER I WAS USING WAS 13 YEARS OLD AND WORKING WELL, BUT NEEDED MORE POWER FOR PROCESSING PICTURES OF LARGER FORMATS. IT CAME WITH WINDOWS 8 AND MUCH TO MY SURPRISE, NONE OF THE PROGRAMS I WAS USING WOULD WORK WITH WINDOWS 8. SO NOW I HAVE TWO COMPUTERS SITTING SIDE BY SIDE AS IT WOULD TAKE TOO MUCH MONEY TO ADD THE NEW PROGRAMS.
Summary: For the price, this is a powerful computer. It has a large hard drive, fast processor, and the video card can handle some 3D video games. There are plenty of USB ports for expansion, and there are PCI express slots and drive bays available inside the case. The styling is nothing to write home about, but at least it's not ugly. Overall, the hardware gets 2 thumbs up. The problem here is Windows 8.
Summary: I like the PC and it's a good value, but it has horrible ventilation. My video card overheats like crazy. The fan supplies and venting are inadequate for the machine. I currently have the cover off and a small house fan blowing on the board! I have not had any freezes since taking it off. I bought a couple aftermarket fans, but the power supplies are not compatible with the power supplies on the machine.
Summary: System seems to be typical Dell. Runs fine right out of the box and was easy to set-up. But I hate Win 8 environment - needs major tweaks. If you get this system, try going to Dell and getting Win 7 loaded on it, if they will.
Summary: the computer arrived in a cardboard box with no documentation. in my past experiences with dell, they have always provided a brief set of instructions explaining how to hook it up and identification of each input or output connection. i received nothing from amazon.. in the past, i have always received documentation with respect to the desktop configuration. amazon provided nothing. so, i really don't know what i have.
Summary: This computer wouldn't even boot when it arrived. Only after a visit from a Dell serviceman to replace most of its insides did it work. Now it appears to be fine, but it was a very disappointing start.