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DELL 740

DELL 740
alaScore 86

22 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of DELL 740. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the usability. Some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the DELL 740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for DELL 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of DELL 740 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Ingham J. (newegg.com)

Great buy for the bucks.

 

cheap, legal 7, path to upgrade

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May, 2016

Consumer review by: Ralph H. (newegg.com)

Good little basic PC.

 

This is just going to be a basic shop PC. I didn't need a lot of speed or a huge hard drive. For the price this one fits my need at a good price. So far it is working fine.

Small hard drive, but for the price it's not really a "con."

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Stephen K. (newegg.com)

AST (manufacturer that warranties this product) has poor customer service

 

Easy set up, great deal for money - if it fully worked. NewEgg customer service is great despite AST's poor customer service.

Seems like a simple software glitch, but AST does not return customer service requests in a timely manner (I'm still waiting after a week). If I am correct, there is a corruption of the OS that is not allowing any downloads (including Windows Update...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Refurbished DELL OptiPlex 740 Athlon X2 2.0GHz 2GB 160GB HDD Windows 7 Home Premium

 

I run this PC on a network with a RAID NAS, so the 160 GB HDD is not a problem. It would be easy and inexpensive to upgrade the HDD to a more spacious model.

92.99 was a great price for a good computer for our Church Admin work area. It is fairly fast and worked well right out of the box. The clean install of Windows 7 operating system allowed for easy setup ; Worked like a new PC out of the box

Clean install of Windows 7 required a bit of time to download over 200 updates

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Tammie (newegg.com)

DELL 740

 

I will buy another one when it is available at the price I bought.

Everything you want to carry out with your school tasks, emails, browse the net. The desktop came as it was promised and is working as a brand new one

Absolutely none, I mean none what so ever

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Tammie (newegg.com)

extremely slow write speed, slow read speed

 

I will buy another one when it is available at the price I bought.

Everything you want to carry out with your school tasks, emails, browse the net. The desktop came as it was promised and is working as a brand new one

Absolutely none, I mean none what so ever

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Mike Shuck (newegg.com)

Dell OptiPlex 740

 

I messed up the setup on the operating system and had to call for tech help. On hold for 3 minutes and then a cheery guy replied. He had me up and running in less than 5 minutes as he talked me through it.

It's a great little computer for a business office. Mine has been on X 3 months without a problem. It's relatively fast and more than half the price of the computer would be the operating system if you had to buy it. And Adobe PDF complete edtion comes...

The solvent they use to clean the boards after refurbishing have an odor that stays around for several weeks. I happened to like that smell, as I do jet fuel and diesel, so that should be in the Pros section! But my staff didn't care much for it

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: WJC (newegg.com)

Thumbs UP!

 

When dealing with a refurbished computer you never know what you are going to get. Joy Systems is the only way to go when buying a refurbished computer. They offer 1 year parts and labor which is a bonus. At most you might get 90 day warranty with...

This is a cheap way to upgrade some older systems while being on a budget as it includes one year parts and service from Joy Systems. This machine is a perfect addition to our office. Dual core with Win 7 64bit, 1 tera hard drive and 4 gig of ram. For...

Power supply went out in the first week. Not to much of a hassle as I called Joy Systems and they were more than helpful. Sent out another power supply and I returned the old one. This took less than two business days. The biggest con would be having...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: harris (newegg.com)

DELL 740

 

purchased pc for mother who does nothing but email and play internet bingo

PC showed up with no OS. had to send back. CD drive has never worked

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not Bad

 

Stable Windows 7 System. Perfect for light booking and occasional internet browsing. Runs Cool. Not a bad system for light using

Lousy Keyboard. Did not realize a few keys did not work until software and family pictures were installed. Could only get a replacement keyboard by returning system. Bit the bullet, got a 10 replacement at Walmart

Jul, 2012