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Dell Dimension 4600 2.8GHz

Dell Dimension 4600 2.8GHz
alaScore 77

100 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Dell Dimension 4600 2.8GHz. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the size, and comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Dimension 4600 2.8GHz is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Dell Dimension 4600 2.8GHz from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and many are negative about the size.

usability, price, design


34% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Dimension 4600 - Micro tower - 1 x P4 2.8 GHz - RAM 512 MB - HD 1 x 40 GB - CD-RW - LAN EN, Fast EN - Win XP Home - Monitor : noneDell Dimension 4600 - Micro tower - 1 x P4 2.8 GHz - RAM 512 MB - HD 1 x 40 GB - CD-RW - LAN EN, Fast EN - Win XP Home - Monitor : none

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

Dell Dimension 4600


Small-business owners are the unsung heroes of the PC industry. While the big corporate accounts can mean large individual orders, it's the mom-and-pop shops that make up the bulk of the PC market.

Low price. Roomy 17-inch LCD is perfect for looking at business documents and saves space compared with a CRT. Fast 2.8-GHz P4 (with HT) means years of useful life

Not much bundled software at this price, nor a DVD burner (which would encourage users to back up their system)

May, 2004

Expert review by: Mick Lockey (

Dell Dimension 4600


A 17-inch LCD and above-average performance distinguish Dell's latest midrange offering, but the graphics performance on this model is mildly disappointing.

This Dimension 4600 carries a solid set of hardware for the price--but its graphics performance was middling.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by: (

Dell Dimension 4600


Featuring Intel's new 865 chipset, the Dimension 4600C's case is big on features, though future upgrades are limited.

May, 2003

Consumer review by: Avgur78 (

Perfect Computer for the beginner.


All hardware works great.

This computer need some upgrades

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Surfin (

Dude, I got a dud!


Friendly people (offshore) that just say NO when u need help

Poor Quality, Poor Customer Service,

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: Jeff (

System seems good...Support....nightmare !!!


Very quiet running. Fast processor. So far (2 weeks) no prob

Home systems customer service is offshore

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: bob (

Dell-the computer from Hell


Priced right

Poor quality- tech support from India- on hold forever-

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: franko (

Love my Dell 4300C


No wires running in every direction. Space saving is great

none yet. Love it

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: franko (

Dell 4300C is great for space keeping


Space saving / flat screen great / no wires out the back

dvd tray a little ackward to use - like a lap top.

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: bosox (



Product was delivered on time and was accurate

Hard drive crashed in less than 45 days

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

The Dimension 4600 powered by Intel Pentium 4 processors with Hyper-Threading Technology handle multiple productivity and multimedia applications simultaneously. Two front USB 2.0 ports and a headphone jack encourage plug and play, and an additional 6 USB 2.0, serial, and parallel ports in back welcome an assortment of peripherals.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:3
Internal Bays Qty:2
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:3
Internal Bays Qty:2
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in/18in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/45.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:France
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Dimension


Chipset Type:Intel 865G/Intel 865PE
Data Bus Speed:533MHz/800MHz


Color:Midnight gray


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x
Rewrite Speed:24x
Write Speed:48x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2.66GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200/NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
Interface Type:AGP 8x