Mini-tower

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

I have been looking at the Dell refurb site, which I understand
is a good way to find a decent box at a reasonable price. I notice that
a lot of the Dimension boxes are listed as mini-tower - I don't see
anything on the Dell web site that describes that versus a "regular"
tower - if that exists. What expansion capability does a mini-tower 8400
have? Can one add a floppy, and/or Zip drive, etc?
Also, have people had good luck with the refurbs?
Thanks for any feedback,
Jay
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Hi,

    There is no 8400 "regular tower" The 8400 being sold on the main Dell
    website is the same as the 8400 "mini tower" being sold on the refurb Dell
    site.

    Hope this helps


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    "JP in Minnesota" <j.p.myers@spamfree.att.net> wrote in message
    news:ta9od.950211$Gx4.749814@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > I have been looking at the Dell refurb site, which I understand
    > is a good way to find a decent box at a reasonable price. I notice that
    > a lot of the Dimension boxes are listed as mini-tower - I don't see
    > anything on the Dell web site that describes that versus a "regular"
    > tower - if that exists. What expansion capability does a mini-tower 8400
    > have? Can one add a floppy, and/or Zip drive, etc?
    > Also, have people had good luck with the refurbs?
    > Thanks for any feedback,
    > Jay
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "JP in Minnesota" <j.p.myers@spamfree.att.net> wrote in message
    news:ta9od.950211$Gx4.749814@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > I have been looking at the Dell refurb site, which I understand
    > is a good way to find a decent box at a reasonable price. I notice that
    > a lot of the Dimension boxes are listed as mini-tower - I don't see
    > anything on the Dell web site that describes that versus a "regular"
    > tower - if that exists. What expansion capability does a mini-tower 8400
    > have? Can one add a floppy, and/or Zip drive, etc?
    > Also, have people had good luck with the refurbs?
    > Thanks for any feedback,

    I don't think there is a 'regular' tower. Companies used to sell bigger
    towers but the need for it has mostly passed and so you only usually see
    smaller towers these days, except for specialist applications.
    The mini allows for 2x 5.25" devices, 2x 3.5" devices, and 2x hard drives.
    The micro allows for 2x 5.25" devices, 1x 3.5" device, and 1x hard drive.

    I got a Dimension 8300 from the Dell Outlet a while ago and it's been fine.
    No problems at all.

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

    I have purchased quite a few computers from the outlet store and have been
    very satisfied. Dell has been running many promotions lately and some of
    the prices for the outlet stores boxes is pretty expensive compared to a new
    computer.

    "John Fryatt" <jrf1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:U5kod.65$Ae.45@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
    > "JP in Minnesota" <j.p.myers@spamfree.att.net> wrote in message
    > news:ta9od.950211$Gx4.749814@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    >> I have been looking at the Dell refurb site, which I understand
    >> is a good way to find a decent box at a reasonable price. I notice that
    >> a lot of the Dimension boxes are listed as mini-tower - I don't see
    >> anything on the Dell web site that describes that versus a "regular"
    >> tower - if that exists. What expansion capability does a mini-tower 8400
    >> have? Can one add a floppy, and/or Zip drive, etc?
    >> Also, have people had good luck with the refurbs?
    >> Thanks for any feedback,
    >
    > I don't think there is a 'regular' tower. Companies used to sell bigger
    > towers but the need for it has mostly passed and so you only usually see
    > smaller towers these days, except for specialist applications.
    > The mini allows for 2x 5.25" devices, 2x 3.5" devices, and 2x hard drives.
    > The micro allows for 2x 5.25" devices, 1x 3.5" device, and 1x hard drive.
    >
    > I got a Dimension 8300 from the Dell Outlet a while ago and it's been
    > fine.
    > No problems at all.
    >
    > John
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    If you check www.tecbargains.com, www.dealnews.com and www.gotapex.com, you
    will find much better deals than you can find at the outlet store.

    "Molly" <ctalia4000@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:ucOdnRaVQZGK6z_cRVn-tA@comcast.com...
    >I have purchased quite a few computers from the outlet store and have been
    >very satisfied. Dell has been running many promotions lately and some of
    >the prices for the outlet stores boxes is pretty expensive compared to a
    >new computer.
    >
    > "John Fryatt" <jrf1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:U5kod.65$Ae.45@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
    >> "JP in Minnesota" <j.p.myers@spamfree.att.net> wrote in message
    >> news:ta9od.950211$Gx4.749814@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    >>> I have been looking at the Dell refurb site, which I understand
    >>> is a good way to find a decent box at a reasonable price. I notice that
    >>> a lot of the Dimension boxes are listed as mini-tower - I don't see
    >>> anything on the Dell web site that describes that versus a "regular"
    >>> tower - if that exists. What expansion capability does a mini-tower
    >>> 8400
    >>> have? Can one add a floppy, and/or Zip drive, etc?
    >>> Also, have people had good luck with the refurbs?
    >>> Thanks for any feedback,
    >>
    >> I don't think there is a 'regular' tower. Companies used to sell bigger
    >> towers but the need for it has mostly passed and so you only usually see
    >> smaller towers these days, except for specialist applications.
    >> The mini allows for 2x 5.25" devices, 2x 3.5" devices, and 2x hard
    >> drives.
    >> The micro allows for 2x 5.25" devices, 1x 3.5" device, and 1x hard drive.
    >>
    >> I got a Dimension 8300 from the Dell Outlet a while ago and it's been
    >> fine.
    >> No problems at all.
    >>
    >> John
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Not always true. The Outlet store runs promotions too.

    We recently purchased an 8400 from the outlet store -- loaded -- for around
    $800. Even with the best promotions and patience, I couldn't bring it in
    under $1700 retail.

    Tom
    "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:PTvod.36461$Al3.19232@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
    > If you check www.tecbargains.com, www.dealnews.com and www.gotapex.com,
    > you will find much better deals than you can find at the outlet store.
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Expires Tomorrow! DellHome - Dollar Off Coupons on Dimension Desktops!
    Dimension 8400 with 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 540 HT, 512MB DDR2 and 16x DVD/DVD+/-RW
    Dual Layer for Only $799 with FREE Shipping! (Posted by: Apex)
    New limited time offer coupons for you folks to use on your online Dimension
    desktop purchases! These coupons can be pulled or extended at any time by
    Dell as they see fit. And as before, these coupons may not be combinable
    with Outrageous Deals, Deals of the Week, dollars off, percentages off or
    select other promotions. Only one coupon may be applied per cart at
    checkout.

    a.. Start by going to Dell Home Dimensions here. These Dimension coupons
    expire 11/23/04 5:59 am CST but can be pulled or extended at any time and
    without warning. DELL DIMENSION COMPUTER DEALS
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    shipping after rebate: This Dimension 8400 includes a 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 540
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    write, 128MB PCI ExpressT x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI RadeonT X300 SE,
    10/100/1000, Win XP Home, and 1 year warranty! Drop the monitor and save $50
    to bring it to $799! DELL DIMENSION 8400 DEAL
    b..
    "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
    news:H6WdndH-16uSDT_cRVn-tw@comcast.com...
    > Not always true. The Outlet store runs promotions too.
    >
    > We recently purchased an 8400 from the outlet store -- loaded -- for
    > around $800. Even with the best promotions and patience, I couldn't bring
    > it in under $1700 retail.
    >
    > Tom
    > "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:PTvod.36461$Al3.19232@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
    >> If you check www.tecbargains.com, www.dealnews.com and www.gotapex.com,
    >> you will find much better deals than you can find at the outlet store.
    >>
    >>
    >
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    In article <5mcod.3608$Fs1.400846@twister.southeast.rr.com>,
    info@jlaenterprises.com says...
    >
    >
    >Hi,
    >
    >There is no 8400 "regular tower" The 8400 being sold on the main Dell
    >website is the same as the 8400 "mini tower" being sold on the refurb Dell
    >site.
    >
    >Hope this helps
    >
    >
    >
    Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for. I only saw references to
    micro and mini towers, so I figured that mini-tower was the "full-sized" one.
    Thanks again for confirming that.
    Jay
  8. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Yes, but I've had mine for quite awhile. Moore's law, you know.

    The one I configured is more powerful two -- dual DVD, 3.4Ghz, etc.
    "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uNxod.36496$Al3.35007@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
    > Expires Tomorrow! DellHome - Dollar Off Coupons on Dimension Desktops!
    > Dimension 8400 with 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 540 HT, 512MB DDR2 and 16x
    > DVD/DVD+/-RW Dual Layer for Only $799 with FREE Shipping! (Posted by:
    > Apex)
    > New limited time offer coupons for you folks to use on your online
    > Dimension desktop purchases! These coupons can be pulled or extended at
    > any time by Dell as they see fit. And as before, these coupons may not be
    > combinable with Outrageous Deals, Deals of the Week, dollars off,
    > percentages off or select other promotions. Only one coupon may be applied
    > per cart at checkout.
    >
    > a.. Start by going to Dell Home Dimensions here. These Dimension coupons
    > expire 11/23/04 5:59 am CST but can be pulled or extended at any time and
    > without warning. DELL DIMENSION COMPUTER DEALS
    > a.. $250 off a $999+ Dimension desktop. Use code: G3W$NN5S?R0JTK
    > a.. HOT High End Power Desktop for $799 after coupon with FREE
    > shipping after rebate: This Dimension 8400 includes a 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 540
    > HT, 512MB DDR2 SDRAM, 80GB S-ATA, Dual Drive 16x DVD/DVD+/-RW w/dbl layer
    > write, 128MB PCI ExpressT x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI RadeonT X300 SE,
    > 10/100/1000, Win XP Home, and 1 year warranty! Drop the monitor and save
    > $50 to bring it to $799! DELL DIMENSION 8400 DEAL
    > b..
    > "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
    > news:H6WdndH-16uSDT_cRVn-tw@comcast.com...
    >> Not always true. The Outlet store runs promotions too.
    >>
    >> We recently purchased an 8400 from the outlet store -- loaded -- for
    >> around $800. Even with the best promotions and patience, I couldn't
    >> bring it in under $1700 retail.
    >>
    >> Tom
    >> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:PTvod.36461$Al3.19232@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
    >>> If you check www.tecbargains.com, www.dealnews.com and www.gotapex.com,
    >>> you will find much better deals than you can find at the outlet store.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    >I notice that
    >a lot of the Dimension boxes are listed as mini-tower - I don't see
    >anything on the Dell web site that describes that versus a "regular"
    >tower - if that exists. What expansion capability does a mini-tower 8400

    First desk tops were horizonal and were on the desk top itself. The next
    generation were "towers" that went on the floor. The third generation are about
    2/3 the height (about 14"). Almost all mass produced machines are of the
    "mini-tower" configuration.

    As for the capabilties of the 8400, Dell will give you a 100% correct answer to
    this.
    "Anything that doesn't kill you,,,,,,,just hurts a hell of a lot" JLP20
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