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Old 04-28-2007, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I think I'm going to buy this computer for a nontechie person, who is doing just the basics with her system. I think this will have everything she need and more. Anyone think I'm missing something or should add something/upgrade? Let me know. (I'm buying speakers separately).

DELL DIMENSION E521 $499
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...ddwbbm&s= bsd

Components
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3600+
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Basic
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
16x DVD+/-RW Drive
20 inch E207WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Integrated Graphics GPU
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Accessories
No Floppy Drive Included
No Modem
No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
Dell USB Keyboard
Dell® 2-button USB mouse
Software
Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD
No security subscription (McAfee 30-day trial)
Service
1 Year On-site Economy Plan
6 Months of America Online Membership Included
Purchase is not intended for resale.
Also Includes
E521
Windows Vista™ Basic
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
No Digital Music Software Requested
Corel Snapfire Basic - Organize and Edit your photos
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet

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Default Re: Any recommendations on top of this?

Depending on who this is for, you might want to try and look for any 'student specials'... sometimes you can get MS Office (some student edition), and printer and some other goodies for about the same price.

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might want Vista Home Premium instead, but other than that everything looks alright
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The 6150 chipset is actually a little brute. A guy at work runs all kinds of games on his, even many of the latest titles. I was very impressed.
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