Pros cheap works good..
Cons only had one problem the ethernet card went out like after a month...no pci express
Summary a great system for anyone with some upgrades if u buy i suggest you a stick of 512 ram so you will have 760...
but if u want total media u need a soundcard like a 6 channel(15 dollars)
a good graphics card u have to get a pci graphic card i got a 512 memory one for about 200..
but u really dont have to get any upgrades if u dont want a a gaming machine...
also buy a dvd burner...
Pros good machine... fast, reliable, quiet and CHEAP.
Cons was tough to put another drive in there, but managed with some persistance. built quality is cheap... but i wasn't expecting it to be made of titanium at that price.
Summary too many people are complaining that this isn't a gaming machine... did you not read the specs and reviews before purchasing it!?? this is a low end unit which is actually good for the price. no real complaints to speak of.
Pros Cheap to buy. Easy to work on. Reliable. Dell online support (easy driver/bios updates). Used cheap parts are now easy to find for this vintage.
Cons Poor on board graphics (expected for the vintage) and no PCI-e for adding a good discrete GPU.
Upgrading can be expensive and futile (compared to more modern PCs).
Summary Bought it in 05 as a refurb from Dell Outlet as a basic internet/email home PC. It was cheap and arrived like new (P4 2.2, 256mb) . Last month I decided to see what I could do to make it more usable as flash video (Utoob) was slow/choppy at anything more than 240/360. I added a dirt cheap used 64mb GeForce MX 4000 PCI card, and a 1gb stick (upped to 1.28 GB ram with existing 256 stick, and most importantly- I found a 3.06 P4 Northwood used for 12 bucks shipped. With those upgrades, it works very well online now.
So if you just need a basic PC for online use, this works fine if you can find a later P4 model or can find used parts to upgrade to those specs.
But **do not pay much for one now** as even the cheapest new Dell will have a dual core CPU and exponentially better on board graphics and a PCI-e slot for adding a good GPU.
Pros Cheap system does exactly what it needs to do. Upgraded memory to 1GB (Recommended). I love my Dell dimension 2400 since Dec '05. Was able to remove Windows XP Home and put Pro on there and it worked even better.
Cons Not a performance system basic web,email,office is what this system is designed to do even when it first came out.
Summary Would recommend to someone because you can find these types of computers Really,Really cheap now. I guess I won't get rid of it because I'm sentimental it basically carried me through high school and I still find old docs on there from time to time.
Pros Cheap to upgrade, will play most games unless they require more horsepower, stable and reliable platform, tons of them out there so getting even the smallest replacement part is easily done.
Cons PCI ONLY, 2GB ram max, No SATA ports, USB 2 only on front ports, Need to disable onboard video if you use a PCI video card. If you add a decent (Radeon 8600GS) video card, the 200W power supply is not enough.
Summary It's a rock solid PC for a 7 year old PC. When I got it it had the original 1.4ghzP4, 80GB PATA HD, and onboard video. Playing ANYTHING was futile to say the least. Upgrading the HD to a 7200RPM 500GB unit, adding a video card, maxing out the RAM at 2gb and upgrading the PS to a 450W unit that was a direct replacement, this PC has pretty much been able to meet most needs. It will not play the latest and greatest graphics intensive shooters, but the Sims 3 really is not bad on it. XP Pro reinstalled on the new HD (original bit the dust at 3 years) it has been a VERY reliable PC to work with. Will it last another 3 years? Probably not, it's architecture does not support ANYTHING faster processor or bus wise, so switiching out the MOBO and processor (at which point I might as well buy a new PC) would be the only way to keep this beast going.Oh and upgrading the processor to a 3ghz P4 with a 533FSB really mad this PC sing.... FYI this is THE upgrade to do! They do not make a 400mhz FSB 3GHz processor, but they do make a 533 which works fine. No lockups, no issues, and with my Radeon 8600 card, this PC is pretty decent and reliable.
Updated on May 9, 2011