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    My Macrocom computer is dying. Blue screening every 10 minutes and locking up.
    I am going to buy a Dell computer online depending on what sort of advice you experts give me.
    I was looking at a dimension desktop base model 5150 for 1500 slides.
    It seems moonbeams more powerfull than my Macrocom 600Hz which I paid 3 grand for.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
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    Hi

    We have been progressively changing to Dells here at work.

    They seem to be alright.

    Depending on what you are going to be using yours for I would suggest an additional video card (not on board video) and 1GB RAM.

    The keyboards are very tinny (just my experience) - you will also find that (more than likely) the keyboard and mouse will be USB now not PS2.

    Hope this helps

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    If you get through the first year before the Dell crap out on you, then you are safe. Some Dells are starting to break after their warranty is over, so we see dells at work all the time (in for repairs).
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    I assume you $1500 when you say 1500 slides?

    I'm pretty sure if you shopped around you could get a slightly better custom built PC for the same price, maybe a little more. As stated before the Dell products of late seem to be crapping out just after warranty periods... We have progressively moved away from Dell's at work because of this very reason.

    If you want to upgrade, then hold on for a whilem do some research and invest in a custom built solution for yourself.

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    Are Dell computers made up from bits made in communist china?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedheath
    Are Dell computers made up from bits made in communist china?
    Some are but most come from Outer Mongolia.

    And they aren't exported . They are deported.
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    Thanks for replies I wont buy a Dell,
    Just came back from Noel Leming they have a good setup there but the computer is a NEC. Not familar with NEC computers, are they ok.
    Found out from google the bits inside come from Nationalist China, Malaya, and Thailand.
    Any sensible advice will be well recieved unlike outer Mongolia comment.


    Thanks

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    what about getting a pc shop to custom build your pc?

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    Which will have parts made in China or wherever the cheapest manufacture is.

    What is wrong with Chinese parts? They are made to the standard required by the customer ... at the appropriate price level. All IBM's laptops were made in China, until they sold the division to the Chinese. The computers were, and are, good.

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    I dont mind buying stuff made in Nationalist China (Taiwan) but communist chinese stuff is pretty shoddy.

    tedheath

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