dell vs ibm desktops...worth the 200 dollars more?

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  1. illmaticnyc

    illmaticnyc New Member

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    bnoth machines are configured similarly. dell 8000 series dimension. ibm s50 i think. both 3.2 ghz, 1gig ram, 17 inch flat screen lcd monitors. the dell is a dell monitor where as the ibm is a samsung syncmaster 17 inch.
    ibm is 40gigs storage, the dell is 80
    both have xp pro.

    ok i cant decide. the dell will cost me around 1050 after 10 percent off and a 200 rebate. the ibm is about 1300-1350 all together. is it worth the extra money?
     
  2. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    go for dell
     
  3. illmaticnyc

    illmaticnyc New Member

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    can i ask why you say so?
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    it's cheaper and they're the same thing basically
     
  5. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    They are the same -- both crap.

    Dell desktops SUCK. Build your own.
     
  6. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    No bad experence with Dells in the last year, though, that didn't hold true 4-5 years ago. If all you're going to use the box for is homework and a few games, pick the box that will leave the most money in your pocket.

    If you're a hard core gamer, designer, programmer etc, you really should build your own. It'll give you tons of hands on experence and often, a better box for your money.
     
  7. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Dell still includes a Windows CD instead of an all-in-one bundled bloated software BS restore CD. Screw restore CDs.
     
  8. SEPHROTH64

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    build ur own...

    the ibm will probably last longer
    dell has better tech support
    whats more important to u?
     
  9. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    whoa there! dell has better what??? dell consumer support in india sucks donkey ass for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    corp support for ibm is extremely good, at least for desktop
     
  10. chips

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    Get a XPS system and get US support!
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    meh. build my own and don't need support
     
  12. RalphL

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    build your own
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'd tend to agree. Never dealt with Dell, but had very good experience with IBM support this summer.
     
  14. RalphL

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    thanks guys, im downloading knoppix now. ill let you guys know how i do
     
  15. FreeSpace

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    Get the IBM. Dell desktops/laptops are PIECES OF SHIT. Want proof?

    www.ihatedell.net

    Read the horror stories there, THEN come back and say "Dell is teh roxx!!1one!"

    Personally, I would get one from Monarch. Their's are infinitely better, and they are the highest rated computer manufacturer on Reseller Ratings.

    www.monarchcomputer.com

    You won't regret it. They kick ass!
     

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