This machine is a great way to get an Intel i7 processor based machine at at very good price. It came with a new keyboard, new optical mouse, and Windows 7 Pro installed. I have watched prices on a lot of i7 machines, and I think this is a great deal.
This refurbished computer is fast, reliable, and has great memory and disc capacity. The price was about 1/2 of a comparable computer purchased directly from Dell. Thanks Overstock.com!
This is an outrageous little beast for anyone who might want to get into 1080p gaming on a budget of $200! The dual-core 2.93 is pretty brutal for a six-year-old PC at $109. The included 4GB of DDR3 *** is a very surprising feature as well since I was expecting DDR2. Right out of the package, the Vostro 230 is extremely adequate as an all-purpose box. I knew, however, that gaming performance would be unacceptable with the integrated graphics, so I ordered a GeForce GT 730 graphics card with the system for *** . One recommendation there: if you don't mind spending about $90 more, go with the GTX 950 or the 1050, as these are natively H.265 compatible and optimized for Windows 10, whereas the GT 730 prefers XP or Win7. None of the included software for the GT 730 would install under Windows 10, requiring that I download the current 300MB driver package from nvidia.com. (Be aware that he 950 and the 1050 would require you to upgrade to a beefier power supply.) But I digress. I had been expecting the box, alone. AST did however include (as pictured) a brand new keyboard and mouse as well. The keyboard has a nice feel to the keys although the shift key kept sticking the first day I had it. Quick fix: popped the shift key off with a screwdriver and scraped the excess plastic off of the square key socket VERY carefully with an exacto knife. Works great. As a home entertainment system, straight from the box, this thing was superb. The included VLC DVD software was more than adequate for my 40" screen and upconverted to 1080 very sharply. The interface is a bit dated and toggling from full-screen to windowed view was not smooth, but chances are you will use different DVD player software eventually anyway. As expected, the case had some wear and tear. Sadly, the two front-mounted USB ports were damaged and unusable. The motherboard and internals however were flawless. Windows took me 10 minutes to initialize. Strangely, my Win10 product key was missing a letter so I had to try about 15 different characters before it validated my installation. In all of my 20 years of building and designing custom PCs, I would have to say that this was probably the best *** I have ever spent. I would recommend this product to anyone with the reminder that it is a fairly old refurbished system and there will inevitably be a few things that need to be fixed at minimal expense.
This desktop pc is fast, powerful, and value priced! Why pay much more for new when you can get one that's like new for a fraction of the cost? Saving money with overstock and this marketplace seller was a no-brainer, indeed! The shipping was super fast. I got the product within three business days of ordering. The PC was pristine and came with a new keyboard and mouse, as well. Fast I& processor and large RAM and ROM drive gives you the power and flexibility to do just about anything on this computer! What sold me was the one year warranty on the product. This is usually just a 30 day warranty on most other products you will find online. You get a guarantee and great performance in one low cost bundle. What are you waiting for?!! Get them before they are all gone! Carpe Diem, my friend! For an even sweeter deal, join Club O and get bonus bucks and free shipping! Paid for itself and then some for the whole year, already! Win-win for me! Thanks Overstock!
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