I have spent significant amount of time trying to figure out the best desktop to buy. These models have almost identical configuration. However, I am really confused about separation into Home and Business sections. Therefore I have a few questions I hope someone could advice.
I understand that these are quite general questions, but I need to filter my selection somehow.
The real problem is that I cant see the desktop and I cant even touch it with my hands, that why I need opinion from people that have already bought it.
Thanks a lot.
There is a "What Do I Buy" section, more appropriate for most of your questions. Click Me.
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Thanks fireberd, I have read that section.
But my questions still remain.
I am looking for a personal comparison of these 3 models...
Usually, I get a few models and try to choose the "best one" for me by eliminating the others.
So, which one should I eliminate, and......... the questions? :)
You would need someone from Dell, that knows, to tell you want the real difference in the product lines are.
I'd like to hear what other people can say.
I want to hear independent opinion.
We have a corporate account with Dell and i use / buy most models either for the office or for home and friends, in general use this table as a rule of thumb:
Optiplex - for business - better more robust but usually has a basic "onboard" video, sound card, can be upgraded to better PCI / PCIe ones though
Vostro - Cheaper for home - Not as robust as Optiplex but usually has higher spec parts with LESS "onboard"
Inspiron - Better Quality for home - Usually has High spec quality stuff in it
Studio - Better Quality for Home - Similar to Inspiron, perhaps slightly nicer design
As a matter of interest ( I only Buy Dell) i have the following:
Work - 120 Optiplex Pc's, 10 Poweredge servers, 140 TFT Screens etc
Home - 2 Dell Vostro 430 MT, 1 studio 1700 Laptop, 1 10" Netbook, 1 dell X50 and an Apple ipad
My suggestion would be get the Vostro 430 to the spec you want
Hope this helps
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The 580 is your basic Found at Best Buy or Microcenter Computer.
On Any of these Models I ALWAYS recommend the Mini Tower.
Never Get the SFF or USFF. Vostro and the 580 seem Identical to me.
Mini Towers can use bigger standard power supplies.
The Major Difference in the 980 is the Case is A LOT bigger and for better power supply and
video card this would make sense. Personally I would Recommend the Optiplex but you will pay more for
it as they are the Sherman Tank of Computers and last quite a long time.
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I just ran across your post and since I'm comparing the Vostro and Optiplex too, wondered what you unded up choosing.
I decided to build my PC from components that suite me the best.
I didn't like the idea of buying the PC which is assembled from low cost unknown components.
Here is my PC config & price...