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Old 07-22-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I've had my Dell for 4 years (I think) and it's fine, never a problem.

I will admit I was a little ticked when I realized it was made in China. But I don't know if you can even buy a US made computer.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I purchased a Dell E1505, after comparing it to HP. Both companies are good competitors, but I was able to get a discount and rebate for Dell.

I'm thinking at this point in technology, you really cannot go wrong when buying from the top brands (Dell, Apple, HP, Sony and Toshiba). -Not sure what's going on with Gateway.

As said in a earlier post, I too would not buy a pre-boxed computer.
Same computer! After some research, I picked the dell. I'm so happy with it. I had to add and change a few things to get it just the way I needed it. But it's great.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:27 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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All my computers are "home grown".......
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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I have a Dell 4850 that I've had for about 5 years and it has performed flawlessly. Before that I had a gateway. I have had much better luck with the Dell.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I currently have a Gateway GT4026 desktop PC which is going on a year old in about a week. For you techies, here are the specs:

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
250 GB hard drive
Pentium D processor
2 GB of RAM
CD/DVD player/burner
Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Edition
17" flat panel monitor

So far, I've been happy with it. I bought it from my local Best Buy store last year since it was on sale. My previous computer was also a Gateway, which I gave to my mom, who uses it for e-mailing, basically.

I had a Dell computer I bought back in October of 2000 which I gave to my sister, who in turn, gave it to her 17-year-old son. I upgraded the operating system to Windows XP Home Edition and added 128 MB of memory. According to my sister, this machine still works great!
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:10 AM
 
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I would love to own a Mac but I don't want to convert all my software.

My past 3 computers were built for me and they used AMD processors. LOVED them. I just recently bought a new laptop as a desktop replacement. It's a Sony Vaio with blue ray technology. Pretty dang cool.

I've also owned a Dell desktop and laptop. I had no probs with them. What I recommend is check out the RAM(memory speed). To me that's the most important thing in a computer!
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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I use an HP Pavillion with Windows XP (yeah, I need to upgrade a bit). We're looking into a newer model actually, but speaking of Mac, someone just told me to get one because they're much better as far as antivirus and hacking, etc. Don't know if it's true or not, but I'd like one as long as I could have all of the same pleasures I have on my pc.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Forgot to add my 'Baby', I use three pc's right now

Windows 2000
AMD Athlong 1.5
600GB HD
GeForce FX 6200
785RAM

Nothing super powerfull, but my baby none the less. Cant beat an OS that boots on 190BRAM
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:32 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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foma - just a food for thought, but depending upon which s/w you are talking about, either (a) it exists on the Mac side, (b) it may be compatible with another/Mac version, and/or (c) you can use the Windows-only s/w via BootCamp and/or Parallels.

FYI, this might be of interest?
Pure Mac: Software for Macintosh
MacWindows: The web site for Macintosh-Windows integration

At work, Dell and now Gateway laptop. Runs ok, tad slow sometimes, but,,, I tend to multi-task quite a bit...

At home, homebuilt Wintel [still using Win98SE], a Apple MacBook [white] I take everywhere I go, and a 24" iMac. Absolutely love these two Apples.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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Shadowcaver - thanks for the input. I was concerned about the cost of buying new software for a MAC but this bootcamp thing sounds promising. I'll definitely have to do some research!

Brian 600 GB? Niiiiiiice!
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