you would think it was smart enough to connect to my moniter/hdtv which was connected ...
5 July 2014
Summary: you would think it was smart enough to connect to my moniter/hdtv which was connected to another dell computer. and worked. have bothdvi and other connections made and a hdmi nothing works. tv works fine though.
Summary: If you don't care what's under the hood, you might be happy with this. On the positive side: It's lightweight in a mid tower case. With plenty of USB 3 and USB 2 ports. The weak points: The case is very cheaply made and if you do any inside upgrades, you'll likely get a few cuts. The PSU is 460 Watts which is marginal. The MOBO is a micro ATX form factor with few slots. There are only PCI express slots. It needs more fans.
Summary: Had problems because did not have windows loaded and I had to deal with dell service. Disk was sent and then had to spent 3 hours on phone to get device working. Once this done system has worked very well. Was shipped quickly and arrived on time.
Summary: Only after the PC was setup for me did I discover it was the wrong one. I ordered one with 2T and 16 Ram along with windows 8. I got 1T and 12 Ram along with windows 7. I really didn't want to clear this PC to send it back and the vendor did a good job at making sure I could make do with his additions. I am satisfied with the solution.
Summary: It's not a good sign when a brand new computer fails to boot the first time it's turned on. The first image from this computer was an error message "Media Test Failure, check cable". After a couple of hours of troubleshooting, opening the case and checking cables, and finally calling Dell Support, a technician identified the problem. The computer was set to boot in "Legacy" mode instead of "UEFI" mode as required for Windows 8.
Summary: I like the computer but hate the Windows 8 operating system. Not user friendly. I really do not like it. The computer though is great. Fast and plug and play. I would advise to go for one with Windows 7 instead of this abomination that they call Windows 8. I installed my cordless mouse and keyboard to replace the ones that came with the tower. They worked right away with no problems. My rating would be higher if not for the aforementioned issue.
Summary: The first day I received the PC, I was excited so the first thing I wanted to do is crack the case and inspect the goods. Only to my ignorant dismay I didn't see a 32GB SSD as mentioned in the description not only on the sellers page but on Dells. This was one of the sole purposes I purchased this PC. So I inquire to the seller as to the whereabouts of the drive only to not get a response whatsoever, which left me perturbed.
Summary: Between the computer I first purchased, which is the one in the picture and the one I received, which was the same number but not the same computer. The computer I purchased was supposed to have a 1TB hard drive, 16GB of ram and a combo Blu-ray/DVD burner. The one I got had a 2TB hard drive, 12GB of ram and a DVD burner only. I also purchased a 3 year warrantee plan which I haven't received yet. Eventually I might have the computer I ordered.
Summary: I got the computer on 24 December 2013. The USB ports were not functioning properly. On one of the USB 3 ports it ran extremely slow and took several minutes to even recognize my 1 gig passport USB device. While another USB port was much faster. So I called tech support and showed them the issue (they took control of the computer for this) They sent a new cable assembly and a new motherboard. A tech cam on 27 Dec 13 and replaced my motherboard and assembly.