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DELL 990

DELL 990
alaScore 82

25 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of DELL 990. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the size and usability.

price, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the DELL 990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Great PC


I have 2 of these 990's and a 790 both pretty much the same except the 990 has RAID option, all 3 have i5-2400's, 1 I put an Amd R7 360 with a Thermaltake 600w power supply and boy does it run nice playing wvery Steam game in my library including,...

Not much of a con but i dont think newegg has up to date bios, if you notice lag on startup or video card problems try updating, you may have a revised A06, dell has the A19 out but you cant just update directly, first you need revised A10 then you can...

Apr, 2016

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Why Buy New


They sent a 2 TB hard drive instead of the one TB, thanks

Great Unit in Great Shape Fast Drive Huge Hard Drive 64 Bit Win 7 Pro Intel i5

Wish it had two DVD drives if you can call that a con They need to do all of the current updates, (including IE 11) system will not do updates until you add one of the required updates. I have a program that will manually update the computer, but I...

Apr, 2016

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Works excellent! Great value!


I was worried as this is the first re-furbished computer I have ever gotten. It was in excellent condition and working excellent. I would highly recommend this computer.

Right from the start-up, everything worked great and continues to.

The mouse and keyboard that it comes with are fairly poor quality. But usually they are not necessary anyway.

Apr, 2016

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Great system, works as advertised


I'd recommend this machine to someone on a budget, looking for a fast unit for normal internet, business, home computing applications.

Plugged it in, connected the peripherals, booted up and it was working. Win 8.1 identified everything and I had no problems.

Had some problem getting Win 10 to download so I had to get the ICO version. After that, Win 10 came right up and worked fine.

Apr, 2016

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Don't Waste Your Money on This!


I would not recommend this to anybody. Had I known that it was refurbished by Joy Systems we never would have ordered it. Every single refurb we've had pass through here from them has taken more labor to get the OS image straightened out than a new PC...

It has weight and can be used for holding down papers, etc. that you don't want blowing away.

Starting with the packing for shipment, it was basically bouncing around inside the box. The case is all scratched up with some minor dents and dings. I understood at the time of order this was a refurbished PC and wouldn't be in pristine condition but...

Apr, 2016

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Good buy for the price


Inexpensive Works well with my Vizio smart TV and wireless service

The tower makes a weird noise, not sure if its the air or the hard drive It turns on by itself at the weirdest times

Mar, 2016

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No recommendations available because it broke!!

I was nice when it worked

It broke. Need I say more.

Mar, 2016

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Computer is good included apps are not!!!


Over all the computer is fine. Got it fast which is great. But as stated above, no reason to include AVG when you could pre-install Microsoft Security Essentials for free and not have to deal with AVG slowing down my systems.

i5-2400 is a mighty fine CPU. 4GB of RAM is acceptable

AVG Anti Virus (Also know as a recourse hog verging on a virus itself). My time is to important to me to have to go through the effort of removing this trash from a computer.

Mar, 2016

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It works, but came missing parts


good computer for the price, just expected a little more

works out of the box, keyboard and mouse are pretty good for being included. both are branded as "AST"

photos were of a different Dell model. verify the pictures before purchase. Came without windows re-install disk or DisplayPort to DVI adapter, lucky I had an extra cable laying around. includes some bloatware, virus software, and knock-off office...

Feb, 2016

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Dell Desktop PC 990


I would recommend this to almost anyone. No issues activating the onboard Windows 7 at all (a big reason for my purchase). I did shift over to an SSD just to give it a little more UMPF, but it ran nicely on the included HDD. Now there for backup.

This is a very fast multi-core processor for a very low price. There is also loads of room inside the case for expansion cards of all types. The only reason I subtracted a star is because of Intell inside. You see, many many moons ago I switched to AMD...

No real "Cons" for this desktop. Don't expect USB 3.0 or SATA 6 on the motherboard, but it does have PLENTY of USB 2.0 ports and excellent performance.

Feb, 2016

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