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Dell Studio Mini

Dell Studio Mini
alaScore 80

53 reviews

Sep, 2014

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(Based on 53 reviews)

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I only got it due to Great price. $622

 

Intel Quad core 8200 8 GB Ram 24 inch S2409W monitor ATI 4350 Video card 640 GB HDD 2 Year Warranty Paid $622 TOTAL Bought two at this price

I use it for browsing web and watching TV from added in TV tuner card. I did not need a TV tuner card to watch HD from my cable box as my cable box HDMI goes into monitor HDMI. Under the monitor speakers are good enough. Has room in case to upgrade DVD...

Keyboard has cheap feel and buttons are not programable. The only way I can view HDTV was by having my HDTV cable box HDMI go directly into monitor HDMI port. Have to manually select input for HDTV or use DVI for Computer. TV Tuner card does not get HD...

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Overall a really nice system

 

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz, 3GB RAM, Creative SB X-Fi Gamer sound card, ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB RAM video card, 640GB HDD, Dell S2209W 22" wide screen LCD display, Vista 32 Ultimate SP1. The hard drive did fail a week after I got the system....

Stylish but simple case design, it's not overdone in style or complicated to open when needing to get inside the case

For me only a few minor cons. As other reviewers have mentioned, the drive bay door buttons are in a inconvient spot and the bay doors get in the way when you go to use the button to close the DVD tray. You could push the tray in by hand, but after...

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nice desktop

 

Don't believe the people who complain about fan sounds; especially at startup. Yeah, the fan comes on at startup but I can hardly notice it. Took forever (6weeks) to get from Dell; but was worth it in the end as I got to choose what hard/software I...

Great PC ; get quad core. Really fast

Access to front panels is a little cheap with too much plastic

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Solid machine, with plenty of computing power

 

I also picked up the wireless card for the desktop so that I could connect to the printer wirelessly. That has worked fairly well, although the directions for both weren't great.

I have owned this computer for about a month now. So far it has worked quite well for what I need. I really wanted plenty of RAM, processing power and hard drive space as I have a home office and do web development. The machine runs well and I haven't...

Design of case where video connects

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Great System

 

As a long suffering HP user, I went with Dell figuring anything would be better. I'm glad I did! Set up was a snap. I have had none of the fan noise issues others have had. With the Intel Q8200 CPU, 8 gig of ram, and Nvidia Geforce card, it gobbles up...

Super fast. Super stable. Super quiet

Drive door on CD player covers the eject button when open. McAfee with 15 months service should be standard

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Great Machine

 

Processor: Q8200 Memory: 6GB DDR2 Hard Drive: 750GB 7200RPM Video Card: EVGA Nvidia 9800GT 512MB memory Dell wireless keyboard and mouse Samsung SyncMaster 22in LCD display Dell S1909WX 19in LCD Display

I can honestly say that this has been the best computer I have ever owned! It can run everything that I want, and has the upgradeable potential that someone like me, who is a gamer. The very first thing I did with it was buy a video card for it since...

Attracts fingerprints, small case size inside. The drive bay door didn't work quite properly at first, but now it works fine. Small nit picky cons, but worth mentioning

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A solid mid level machine for photographers

 

A solid value for the money. It is robust and solidly built, and competes with many machines costing a third more. Machine has simple, clean looks without bowing to gaudy decorations and trinkets on the chassis. The quality of the display is sharp,...

This machine set up and ran beautifully. The bundled storage, processor and memory are nicely balanced to provide robust reliable performance

Purolator used to ship product. Purolator service for private residences is always an issue

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Great Computer, but forget the Blu-ray

 

Forget the Blu-ray, unless you plan to burn Blu-ray, because it is not a useful player.

The computer is fast, powerful, and fun. No problems ; except

Blu-ray should die like HD-DVD. What is the point of having a Blu-ray drive when they prevent you from playing a movie through your XBox 360 Extender and prevent you from playing out to your TV if you connect as a cloned monitor. I own the movie, stop...

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Very good value for a solid performer

 

If you are a power user who is a regular gamer (not hardcore) and need a good all purpose system, this is a definate step above average that is priced very reasonably. It is a very small tower, so if you tear into your system often, it might not be big...

Lots of bang for the buck. Has lots of nice features for audio, better than average graphics (ATI 4670 w/512mb). Runs HL2 at 1920x1080 quite well (true HD for movies). Quad core Q9550 performs well. Runs very quietly. With the 24" widescreen and the...

DVD trays are flimsy, frame construction is marginal, could use a bigger/better power supply. A little short on expansion slots: Has one PCI, two PCI-E x1 and one PCI-E x16. Windows 64bit Vista (ugh..) has issues with a lot of 32 bit software (ie:...

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Studio Mini

 

Very little

Have 8 GB , 9400 Chip, 750 drive. Very slow had to reboot two times in 4 hours. Unit is one day old. Ishould have gone with Gateway

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