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11-02-2007, 08:00:52
What do you guys think of these specs. I haven't given the okay yet, but am seriously thinking about it. Certain things like the mouse and keyboard are standard, I didn't upgrade because I have them already. Just as I didn't need a 56k modem or surge protection or floppy disc... etc. Just give me opinions:

XPS 410
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6300 (2MB L2 Cache,1.86GHz,1066 FSB), Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium $1,359.00
XPS 410 Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6300 (2MB L2 Cache,1.86GHz,1066 FSB)

Memory 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 2 DIMMs (1 gig ea. dimm)
[311-5121] (2 extra empty dimm slots as well)

Keyboard Dell USB Keyboard

Monitor 19 inch Ultrasharp™ 1907FP Digital Flat Panel

Video Card 256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache

Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™

Operating System Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium

Floppy disc - none

Mouse Dell Optical USB Mouse

Modem No Modem

Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0

CD or DVD Drive Dual Drives: 48x Combo + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable

Sound Cards Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Speakers Dell WL6000 5.8GHz Wireless Rear 5.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer

No productivity suite- Includes Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD

Security Software McAfee SecurityCenter with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 24-months

Warranty and Service 1Yr Ltd Warranty and At-Home Service

Internet Access Service No ISP requested

Labels Windows Vista™ Premium

Zalman ZM-RS6F 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones

FREE! 30 days subscription to GameTap + Logitech controller
Subtotal: $1,403.00
Shipping and Handling: $34.98

Shipping Discount: -$34.98

Tax Total: $94.74
Total: $1,497.74

11-02-2007, 08:01:52
I had to keep it under 1500. Made it by 2 bucks and change.

C.G.B. Spender
11-02-2007, 08:14:33
My opinion: yes and no

11-02-2007, 14:45:31
yup brilliant advice Vinny, mu thoughts exactly

Provost Harrison
12-02-2007, 02:59:19
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0

(1) It's free...

(2) It's obsolete...

12-02-2007, 03:22:14
"Modem No Modem"

What's this? Some sort of Japanese modem?

The Mad Monk
12-02-2007, 05:26:25
The memory should be fine, especially with two slots held in reserve.

What will it be used for? It dosen't look like a gaming box, but it feels overpowered for just about anything else.

...Except video recording, but I don't see a TV card.


I'm starting to feel the itch again...Must...BUILD...

13-02-2007, 03:03:44
The first part is the item... second part is the order so... Item - modem... no modem ordered.

To play my games that aren't intense games. For some pictures, music, burning CD's and DVD's which I do alot of.... Hence the real good headphones and speaker system.

The memory is always good to have, plus the empty slots for more.... because you never know how much more memory you will need for the next new application. The TV card is not needed as I have one already. I also have a cable modem, and plenty of floppy drives if I need them. I didn't have things put in this computer that I already have. No need to get what I don't need or use. I have the ethernet card, the Linksys router etc...

Also use the comp for some videos... bookkeeping etc. I just don't want to have to buy new agin for maybe at least 3 years or even 4, instead of only 2 or less.

Who knows what I may want to do with it next.