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Dell Dimension 5100

Dell Dimension 5100
alaScore 81

26 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 26 reviews)

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Dell Dimension 5100

 

The silver and white exterior is significantly different from the old Dell cases. The chassis is easy to get into, with a top-mounted latch popping the side door cleanly off. Once inside, you'll see there are only two slowly turning fans: one large...

Quiet BTX design. Dell Media Experience is like Microsoft Media Center Edition. Digital Media Card slots (finally!)

No FireWire ports. Could use a 17-inch LCD at this price point

The Dell Dimension 5100 will keep general users, budding multimedia mavens, and students happy, all for a sweet price just under $1,000

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Dell Dimension 5100

 

The 5100 we tested gave us our first glimpse of what a BTX form factor system will look like. And, so far, it looks good.

BTX form factor, great airflow

Nothing of note

The fast CPU provided the best application performance in the review, and the new BTX case really does cool the entire system efficiently, although our model had no way for us to control the fan speed.

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Dell Dimension 5100 preview

 

Midrange desktop PC

Bright, clean design ; solid construction ; ingenious air vents ; excision of floppy drive

Gaming performance could be improved -- but not at this price

It does exactly what it says on the tastefully white-coloured tin. The 5100 is ready to be dropped into the heart of any house as a general purpose email, Web and office task platform

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Dell Dimension 5100 review

 

It does exactly what it says on the tastefully white-coloured tin. The 5100 is ready to be dropped into the heart of any house as a general purpose email, Web and office task platform

Bright, clean design ; Solid construction ; Ingenious air vents ; Excision of floppy drive

Gaming performance could be improved -- but not at this price

Playing Hitman: Contracts, an older game, revealed that textures rendered at a reasonable pace and the general gaming experience was not overly sluggish. Understandably, the 5100 is not pitched as a gaming machine. However, in all tasks other than...

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Dell Dimension 5150: Excellent value and speed! ”

 

I was at college when my Compaq laptop finally bit the dust so I needed a new computer fast since I use a computer daily for many hours.  I visited the Dell website and browsed through their outlet center which had refurbished computers.  Many of them...

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Reliable ”

 

The Dell Dimension 5150 Personal Computer for the Desktop has been one of the best computer purchases I have ever made.

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it's a great compter ”

 

the dell dimenison pc 5150 is for me a great choice in desk top ,i'm not a computer whiz kid ,but have owned this model for a while,i am very happy with it ,it has to many features to list,let's just say ,i would'nt give it up ,no way no how.

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Dell Dimension 5100

 

i overclocked mine to a beefy spec, replaced the 256mb graphics card with a 1gb, put 2gb ram in, extra fan, faster hard drive, its a great gaming machine as well as surfer

everything, its design, what its capable of, its great

fan sensor went wrong, but easily fixed and still working as i speak

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Dell Dimension 5100

 

Been a great addition to my life

First class asa Home computer had mine 5 years

nothing

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card:No / Unknown
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output:Unknown
Wireless LAN: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Type:Tower

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 6800 / k.A.
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Pentium 4
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:521 / 541
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