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Anonymous
April 2, 2004 11:57:35 PM

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I am looking through ads about Dimensions XPSB for sale. Many sellers have no idea about
specs on what they are selling.
So I ask them to give me the service tag.
But it seems impossible -from support.dell.com- to get info about another computer than
the one I am calling from.

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Anonymous
April 2, 2004 11:57:36 PM

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you can't get the detail of the way the machine was shipped based on the
service tag. and even if you could there is no way of telling what was
added or removed from the system over the years. if a seller can't confirm
the specs then that is probably a good indication that it is a bad seller.
assume the worse, bid low, and hopefully be pleasantly surprised with what
you get. when you visit support.dell.com and ask it to summarize your system
in downloads/installs an applet that interrogates your system (that is how
is 'knows' what you have).

"_paul" <getNOSPAM@get2net.dk> wrote in message
news:p 5hbc.604$OZ7.400@news.get2net.dk...
> I am looking through ads about Dimensions XPSB for sale. Many sellers have
no idea about
> specs on what they are selling.
> So I ask them to give me the service tag.
> But it seems impossible -from support.dell.com- to get info about another
computer than
> the one I am calling from.
>
>
Anonymous
April 2, 2004 11:57:37 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

<you can't get the detail of the way the machine was shipped based on the
service tag>

NOT TRUE! But, to do so, you have to logon to Dell support. So, if the OP
doesn't already have an existing Dell account, it may be difficult to
retrieve the info. FWIW, I just retrieved the original configuration of my 4
year old XPS_T (a machine which I no longer have).


"Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:4chbc.546$V%3.426@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
> you can't get the detail of the way the machine was shipped based on the
> service tag. and even if you could there is no way of telling what was
> added or removed from the system over the years. if a seller can't
confirm
> the specs then that is probably a good indication that it is a bad seller.
> assume the worse, bid low, and hopefully be pleasantly surprised with what
> you get. when you visit support.dell.com and ask it to summarize your
system
> in downloads/installs an applet that interrogates your system (that is how
> is 'knows' what you have).
>
> "_paul" <getNOSPAM@get2net.dk> wrote in message
> news:p 5hbc.604$OZ7.400@news.get2net.dk...
> > I am looking through ads about Dimensions XPSB for sale. Many sellers
have
> no idea about
> > specs on what they are selling.
> > So I ask them to give me the service tag.
> > But it seems impossible -from support.dell.com- to get info about
another
> computer than
> > the one I am calling from.
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
April 2, 2004 11:57:38 PM

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if you ordered your system on-line then you can retrieve the old invoice
which details the system the way it was shipped, but the online tool that
interrogates your system is only going to interrogate the system that you
are working on.

"lynnr" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:c4k7qp$2k6370$1@ID-155083.news.uni-berlin.de...
> <you can't get the detail of the way the machine was shipped based on the
> service tag>
>
> NOT TRUE! But, to do so, you have to logon to Dell support. So, if the OP
> doesn't already have an existing Dell account, it may be difficult to
> retrieve the info. FWIW, I just retrieved the original configuration of my
4
> year old XPS_T (a machine which I no longer have).
>
>
> "Christopher Muto" <muto@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:4chbc.546$V%3.426@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
> > you can't get the detail of the way the machine was shipped based on the
> > service tag. and even if you could there is no way of telling what was
> > added or removed from the system over the years. if a seller can't
> confirm
> > the specs then that is probably a good indication that it is a bad
seller.
> > assume the worse, bid low, and hopefully be pleasantly surprised with
what
> > you get. when you visit support.dell.com and ask it to summarize your
> system
> > in downloads/installs an applet that interrogates your system (that is
how
> > is 'knows' what you have).
> >
> > "_paul" <getNOSPAM@get2net.dk> wrote in message
> > news:p 5hbc.604$OZ7.400@news.get2net.dk...
> > > I am looking through ads about Dimensions XPSB for sale. Many sellers
> have
> > no idea about
> > > specs on what they are selling.
> > > So I ask them to give me the service tag.
> > > But it seems impossible -from support.dell.com- to get info about
> another
> > computer than
> > > the one I am calling from.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 3, 2004 1:19:59 AM

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More generally, it would be interesting to see a complete history of the Dimension
series. So from the number of megahertz you could have an idea of what FSB, chipset and
the like.
Dell must have something like that in their archives? Or do they only focus on the
future??


_paul wrote:
> I am looking through ads about Dimensions XPSB for sale. Many sellers have no idea
about
> specs on what they are selling.
> So I ask them to give me the service tag.
> But it seems impossible -from support.dell.com- to get info about another computer
than
> the one I am calling from.
Anonymous
April 3, 2004 1:20:00 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

they do. the technical specificationss of all their systems are listed on
support.dell.com you can find them if you look under "reference" and then
"systems"...

"_paul" <getNOSPAM@get2net.dk> wrote in message
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> More generally, it would be interesting to see a complete history of the
Dimension
> series. So from the number of megahertz you could have an idea of what
FSB, chipset and
> the like.
> Dell must have something like that in their archives? Or do they only
focus on the
> future??
>
>
> _paul wrote:
> > I am looking through ads about Dimensions XPSB for sale. Many sellers
have no idea
> about
> > specs on what they are selling.
> > So I ask them to give me the service tag.
> > But it seems impossible -from support.dell.com- to get info about
another computer
> than
> > the one I am calling from.
>
>
Anonymous
April 3, 2004 3:33:13 AM

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Given the limited upgradeability of the XPS-B (no slotkets, Slot-1 PIII-1
GHz max) and the expensive RAM it takes (RDRAM), pass.

The older Dimension XPS-T and XPS-R, and 4100 systems are much better buys.


"_paul" <getNOSPAM@get2net.dk> wrote in message
news:p 5hbc.604$OZ7.400@news.get2net.dk...
> I am looking through ads about Dimensions XPSB for sale. Many sellers have
no idea about
> specs on what they are selling.
> So I ask them to give me the service tag.
> But it seems impossible -from support.dell.com- to get info about another
computer than
> the one I am calling from.
>
>
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