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Dell Vostro 220

Dell Vostro 220
alaScore 81

91 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good reviews.

value for money, usability, design

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

value for money

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 - MT - 1 x Core 2 Duo E7500 / 2.93 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 1 x 160 GB - DVD?RW (?R DL) - GMA X4500HD - Gigabit Ethernet - Vista Business

Consumer review by:

An all purpose desktop from Dell for business use.

 

This PC is a very good value for the money. You can get 4gb of ram, a decent video card, and more straight from Dell when you order it. It may not seem customizable, but in fact I replaced the power supply and video card (620W PSU and GTX 460 1GB SC)...

Comes with 800 mhz DDR2 memory and supports up to 4 GB. Also, supports a wide variety of LGA 775 processors and PCI, AGP, and PCI-E x16 graphics cards. It also has a PCI-E x1 slot. Small form factor (Mini) but not too small to work in

The small form factor doesn't support ATX , EATX, etc. motherboards, however, mATX is fairly common. Also, there is just one PCI-E x16 slot (not a big deal). My biggest "gripe" would be that the AGP slot is in the top position instead of the PCI-Ex16

Consumer review by:

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

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

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
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2.93GHz/2GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
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
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