Dell Optiplex 990 Intel i5 3.1GHz Quad-Core Desktop

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Dell Optiplex 990 Intel i5 3.1GHz Quad-Core Desktop
Price: $229.99
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Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Wednesday, Apr 12 to Thursday, Apr 13) + transit
Condition: Refurbished


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GGeeeeeeeeeejuuusssssss…I was ready to pull the trigger on this computer until …look at the sellers 1 year warranty . GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN - can anyone read this stuff and try to make any sense out of it please? Please look and give some opinions?

Then the additional warranty - has anyone here ever tried to submit a claim and was it without grief?

Quite frankly it looks like a “Get out of jail free” card for them. I’ve never heard of them before and reports around the Internet are certainly less than stellar.

As far as additional protection goes I assume you’re talking about Square Trade? If so I’ve had several policies with them over the years but have been fortunate enough not to have to make a claim. They get very good reviews on Amazon for standing by their warranties which is why I paid the extra.

Yah, I’m buying less from Woot (and Amazon, as well) because of the byzantine gotchas. With all the layers of vendors and such, with everybody pointing a finger at everybody else, it’s getting to be more trouble than I care to deal with. Seems like it’d be to everybody’s advantage to have just one (or just a few?) blanket Return/Warranty policy that was written in plain English.

“250GB SATA hard drive has plenty of space to store your digital albums, music library and rich media files”

um… what??? Plenty? I’ve got almost a terabyte of that stuff on my PC. That combined with a 2nd Gen Core i5, and a refurb makes this a no go for me.

Let’s say they have 200GB free after OS and apps and allow 6MB per mp3.

Average MP3 file 6MB
Approximate Files per GB = 1024/6 = 171

So multiply 171 (files) x 200 (GB available) = 34200 total files.

More than enough for most people.

That’s cute. I have 15TB of stuff, and I’m certain I don’t have the largest library out there.

250GB is plenty for a base operating system, Office, about 5 years of pictures, and various documents. Remember to back up, boys and girls, especially on a refurbished system.

lol nobody cares about your pirated collection

When a computer has less storage than your phone, you shouldn’t be bagging on someone’s data size requirements.

Hmm. This would be a good candidate to rip out the mobo+RAM+CPU and put it in a NAS style case for a media server. It’s pretty damn close to transcoding 3 1080p streams simultaneously, 3 720p shouldn’t be a problem.

Debating on this or the HP Proliant that’s on sale at NE. The proliant has the case already, more server like, and pretty much gtg, but the processor is ~1k passmark less.