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It is an entry model mini tower designed for small businesses or those who require a desktop with expandability potential.

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Pros

extremely affordable

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highly customizable

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miniature size

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you can get a decent video card as a part of a cheaper package deal (my total is 500 right now)

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powerful processor considering the price

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Dell offers some pretty good deals once in a while

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Cons

comes with 1GB of RAM standard - too little, highly recommended to upgrade to at least 2GB for $10

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its a Dell

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downgrade to XP Professional costs $150

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no dedicated video card - Intel GMA X4500 HD can display high definition media but cannot play games etc

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graphics card options are overpriced and poor - better to buy one from a store and put it in yourself

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The Dell Vostro 220 is an entry model mini tower designed for small businesses or those who require a desktop with expandability potential. Many options are available, from processor, graphics cards to optical drive, this mini tower has the potential to be a powerful unit, or remain a price sensitive reliable business tool. A choice between Intel Celeron, Pentium, or Core 2 Duo processor will dictate the overall profile of the Vostro 220, and the price to reflect it. The basic model for $369 comes equipped Intel Celeron Processor with a CPU speed of 1.8 GHz. 1GB of memory is installed while an additional 2GB can be added using the 2 DIMMs slots, while the hard drive will be working with ATA and 160GB. The graphics card is an integrated Video Intel GMA X4500HD. The single drive 16X DVD-ROM, included in the price is basic, but can be upgraded to a Blueray Combo drive if a more dedicated desktop is desired.   

Features
  • Intel Celeron, Pentium or Core 2 Duo
  • 1.8GHz CPU as standard
  • Dual Hard Drive upgrade or Hard Drive Partition
  • Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio Sound Card
  • 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz upgrade
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board
  • Variety of expansion slots
  • VGA, 8 USB ports (4 front)
  • 22 lbs
Post Review
Mikelj3
06/12/2010 04:54

Xp-Pro goes in from the DELL Disk. Set HD in BIOS to emulate ATA & it will install with no problems. Use the driver disk you got with the unit to install them. Mine came w/3GB RAM & I removed the 250 SATA w/Vista & replaced with a 500GB SATA & XP-Pro. The DELL XP-Pro disk is all over the place, especialy at PC dealers. A very fast machine!

Yale
12/09/2008 07:25

The current where to buy link goes to a pretty decent offer - get a ton of upgrades all for free: an E7300 processor ($80 savings), 250GB drive ($20) a DVD burner ($30). All you need to do is upgrade to 2GB of RAM (for a reduced price of $10), and you have a pretty capable Internet surfing monster.

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