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Dell Vostro 220

Dell Vostro 220
alaScore 80

44 reviews

Dec, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Dell Vostro 220. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Vostro 220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Vostro 220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Vostro 220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and price.

price, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower Desktop ComputerDell Vostro 220 Mini Tower Desktop Computer

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Christopher D. (newegg.com)

Okay For the price

 

inexpensive, Clean, Decent Machine

CD/DVD rom does not work when standing unit upright, To slow with only 2 gigs (easy fix just upgraded the RAM to 4gb)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Wavy (newegg.com)

Great Deal + XP!

 

Came with XP installed plus Vista if I feel the urge to go to that for some reason. No fuss, no unnecessary software, and no problems whatsoever thus far. I love how quiet it is. Great price

There are only 2 RAM slots. The front panel ports are a little too recessed and there are only 4 USB's there. The audio jacks are hard to access in the dark and I haven't gotten the front mic jack to work with my music software

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: John (newegg.com)

Includes XP downgrade!!

 

As far as on board video goes the 4500 is pretty good (I've read) and it looks good so far. There is an SPDIF socket on the mobo, the back panel includes PS/2 keyboard and mouse support (but packed with USB devices) if you need more than two rear USBs,...

It comes installed with XP --even though Newegg didn't mention it in the description ; Very nice drive configuration..easy access to HD's ; Includes XP and Vista re-install software CDs ; Clean audio, an added plus for a business machine (i.e. no HD...

The front case USB header cable came unplugged from the factory (happily--the BIOS notified me of this problem on boot up) and I should just be able to plug it back in ; There's no IDE socket (for my older drive) ; Both ram slots filled

Dec, 2009

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

not bad if you dont want to upgrade

 

Anyhow, Ive dragged out an older antec 350 psu, once i track down some sata power adapters Im going to try to install it though DELL use t put proprietary power plugs on their MBs ruling out the aftermarket psu solution, lets hope it doesnt...

if your ok with whats listed then this is a pretty good value so far. Quiet, runs cool and performance exactly what you would expect from the hardware

bottom line, not expansion friendly. I wanted to stick an EIDE hard drive from a previous computer and theres no EIDE heder, anywhere, and the only addtional power cable is SATA ; Did I mention the ONLY additional cable from the powersupply is a SATA...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: HWest (newegg.com)

Dell Vostro 220

 

Internet Explorer 8 did not agree with other windows updates and programs installed. Manual installation of the Operating System and Driver requires some technical knowledge as there is no "Recovery Partition" or "Recovery Image". Make one immediately!

Loads with Windows XP, very little bloatware, fast machine. Option for 32 bit Windows Vista. Upgraded memory to 4 Gigs. This is a great desktop

No restore partition. Dell does not list NewEgg as a reseller on their site and you cannot correct your purchase date to extend your warranty to match your purchase date. I was told by Dell to call NewEgg

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: cfcs (newegg.com)

Good Entry level system

 

To the guy that gave 1 egg. Maybe you should look at the specs before you order and if you really needed more then 4 gigs of RAM for a system you probably should be spending a bit more on a system anyways.

Good Entry level system and lowest price for a Core2duo processor. Very little bloatware compared to other systems in this price range

none

Jun, 2009

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

DELL Vostro 220 (464-2572) Core 2 Duo E7300(2.66GHz) 2GB DDR2 160GB Intel GMA X4500HD Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

 

Unless you plan on installing a 64-bit, OS, 2 GB of system memory is just fine. Another reviewer was complaining about this. If you want to spend the $ for a 64-bit OS then why go cheap on the PC? The specifications for this PC were very clear: 4 GB max.

Fast and quiet PC for a reasonable price. If you are looking for a reliable PC for surfing, Office, etc., then this is a great deal. If you are looking for a power gaming PC, go elsewhere

A lot of the software had to be updated, but that is understandable considering when this PC was probably produced. No manuals prvided

Jun, 2009

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

Not worth the money

 

better off buying a Gateway or HP

None, gave it 1 egg cause I had to in order to post this, lol

Not worth the money better off purchasing a Gateway or HP, memory on the motherboard is limited to 4gb. Gateway or HP will give your 6gb or 8gb. Dell seem to make a practice of cheap desktop with limited upgrades for the RAM

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Dogcatcher (newegg.com)

A Sleeper (cont'd)

 

E8400 chip includes Intel's VT. This Vostro works well with the XP Mode beta using Microsoft's Virtual PC add-on

n/a

Jun, 2009

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

Good Econo box!

 

deffinitely not a high-end rig, so I wouldn't buy it as a gaming machine, or to render graphics, but if you just need a basic web/word machine, this is definatley a good choice

Great value for money, gives you the option of vista or XP, looks good, intelligently laid out. Will be buying more to replace my work place computers

could always be cheaper I suppose, nothing of note yet

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Dependable, reliable and easy to set up, Vostro systems are built for growing businesses. Vostro solutions feature no preinstalled trial ware and specialized services for customers without dedicated IT staff. Some solutions also include additional customizable service packages that provide software support and more. Vostro systems use customer feedback to design products, service and support to your specific requirements.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/3MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/3MB/6MB

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.8in
Height:13.9in
Weight:20.9lbs/22lbs
Width:6.7in

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Business /XP Professional Twinload
Product Type:Desktop / Tower
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Desktop / Tower

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 220 / GMA X4500 / GMA X4500HD
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:220
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Vostro

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G45 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Business black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Type:DVD/DVD-ROM
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:G45 / Unknown
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3GHz
Hyper Threading: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:Celeron Dual / Core 2 Duo / Pentium / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:E1500 / E5200 / E6300PD / E7500 / E8400 / E8500
Processor Number:440/E2200/E7300/E7500/E8400
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE/None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X4500HD