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Old 09-18-2002, 09:16 PM   #1
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I have a couple of computors I'm looking at getting for my birthday....I'd like your opinions as to which I should choose. Thanks!

Gateway 700L $1 979.12

Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.0GHz with 512K L2 Advanced Transfer Cache
256MB RDRAM PC800 Expandable to 2GB (2048MB)
80GB UATA100 7200RPM Hard Drive
3.5" 1.44MB diskette drive
40x/12x/48x CDRW
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Works Suite 2002- Including Microsoft Word and Encarta
128MB NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440G Graphics with TV Out
104+ Keyboard
GCS 300 Speakers
Sound Blaster AudioPCI 128D
Logitech USB Optical Whell Mouse and Gateway mouse pad
5 PCI and 1 AGP (Expansion Slots)
6 USB (2 in front and 4 more in the back), Parallel, Serial and 2 PS/2 (external Ports)
Integrated Ultra ATA Controller
1 Year Limited Parts/Labor/Onsite/ 1 Year Limited Support
Eposon Stylus C42UX with USB CABLE

Gateway 700S

Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.4GHz w/ 512K L2 Advanced Transfer Cache and 533MHz FSB
256MB RDRAM PC800
60GB UATA100 7200RPM Hard Drive
3.5” 1.44MB diskette drive
20xmin./48xmax. CD-ROM drive and 40x/12x/48xCDRW
Microsoft Windwos XP Home Edition
Microsoft Works Suite 2002- Including Microsoft Word and Encarta
VX730 17” Color Monitor(16.0” viewable)
128MB VVIDIA GeForce4 MX440G Graphics with TV Out
Multi-function Keyboard
Logitech USB Optical Whell Mouse an Gateway mouse pad
SoundBlaster Audigy Audio w/IEEE 1394
GCS300 Speakers
Integrated Ultra ATA Controller
5 PCI and 1 AGE Expansion Slots
6 USB and 2 PS/2 External Ports
56K PCI Voice Modem
10/100 Ethernet Adaptar
1 Year Limited Parts/ Labor/ Onsite/ 1 Year limited support
Waived Accidental Damage Protection

Dell Dimension 8200

Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 2.53GHz w/ 533MHz system bus & 512K L2 Cache
256 PC800 RDRAM
80GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive (7200RRPM)
Dell Quietkey Keyboard
Logitech Optical 2 button Mouse
3.5IN, 1.44MB Floppy Drive
2 Year Limited Warranty, 2 Year at hom/on site, 24/7 Phone Tech Support, 365 Days a year
No On-Site Installation
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Works Suite 2002- Includes Word
Norton Antivirus 2002 90-day trial offer
Dell M782 17” Flat Screen CRT Monitor (16” Visible)
64MB nVidia GeForce 4 MX 420 Graphics Card w/ TV-Out
48x/24x/48x Max CD-RW Drive with Roxio’s Easy CD Creator
SBLive! Value Digital Sound Card w/ 1024 Voices
Harmon/Kardon 206 Speakers- Midnight Grey
10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC

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Old 09-18-2002, 09:57 PM   #2
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Bumpy so you can see!!!
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:14 PM   #3
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Get the second one Sir G.
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:16 PM   #4
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Yea, I'm thinking strongly about that one, but I'm worried about the hard drive...do you think 60 is too low?
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:29 PM   #5
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Gateway 700XL and get it custom built to have 2 gigs of ram and a top of the line Nvidia GeForce 4. But wait until about a week before your birthday to order it, by then they'll have probably added couple hundred more mhx on it unless its comming up in a month or so...
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:31 PM   #6
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Gateway 700XL and get it custom built to have 2 gigs of ram and a top of the line Nvidia GeForce 4. But wait until about a week before your birthday to order it, by then they'll have probably added couple hundred more mhx on it unless its comming up in a month or so...
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:54 PM   #7
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Upgrade the Dell. Way better tech support and stuff. Gateway's parts don't work too well together, or so I've heard. They're all sweet though. See if you can't find an Athlon XP 2000+ system though. The processors and mobos are about $200 cheaper. You still can't go wrong though.
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Old 09-18-2002, 11:10 PM   #8
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I don't like any of them [img]tongue.gif[/img]
this is the reason:- 256mb ram. I reqiure at least 512mb, AT LEAST.
Appart from that, they are all fine machines. 256mb ram will be enough for games, but you may encounter slow frame rates at times at higher resolutions.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 11:24 PM   #9
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Ok... well Dells arent the best computers unfortunetly they frequently crash and if I was to say "Get a computer now" i'd say "go with a falcon, like mine" because there simply isn't anything better outside of buying 25 G4 units and putting them onto a Rack for the now low low price of JUST $125,000 -_-

Gateway 700XL

• $3359 (6/17/02)
• 2.53-GHz Pentium 4 processor
• 120GB hard drive
• 18-inch LCD monitor
• 128MB GeForce4 Ti 4600 graphics
• DVD-RAM/R, 40X/12X/48X CD-RW drives
• 2 Gigabytes of ram

This multimedia powerhouse--with a giant LCD--is fully equipped for watching and editing video, listening to music, and playing games.
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Old 09-19-2002, 03:11 AM   #10
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first of all, i'd recommend a computer with spell check

secondly the statement that "Dells arent the best computers unfortunetly they frequently crash" is ridiculous. Frequent crashes are caused by two things: an uncommon mechanical failure of a component, or frequent operator malfunction.
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