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Why I Will NEVER Buy another Dell Computer!

Updated on May 16, 2015

Buying a computer is not only time consuming, expensive and often times frustrating, but it is also an exciting time because...who doesn't love to get a new computer.

I have found that computers, be it a laptop, a PC or a tablet, only last a few years no matter how much money one invests in the little beggars. BUT.....it hasn't always been like that. The very first Dell I purchased was a great little laptop. It performed beautifully until all of the keys stuck but even knw, years later, I can use a mouse and pretty much work my way through the Internet or play my favorite game, Sid Meyers CIVILIZATION II. That Dell was sturdy, dependable, it was encased in metal, the battery life phenomenal, the Internet connection dependable. And then I decided the old laptop needed to be retired, left in a corner, and replaced with a spanking new Dell Laptop.

What a disappointment! The cheap plastic cover, the never-ending pop-out of Windows-lousy-8 and the constant "not responding" messages which I keep getting on my frozen screen. I HATE the thing! And because Dell let me down so hard, I will never invest in another Dell computer. They are now too cheap to waste money on.

I just replaced the "new" Dell with an HP which I thought had a questionable reputation, but it is twice the computer the Dell is. I can at least stroll through the Internet without wanting to toss the thing against the wall or at best dump it into the garbage. This little laptop is made of plastic but it doesn't feel cheap the way the Dell does. Yes, the right side panel does occasionally pop out but it isn't a complete annoyance and all the time. Unlike the Dell, I can almost always connect to the Internet on my own Internet service which the Dell constantly dropped for the only reason it has ever given.....Service is limited.....strange.....the service on my old Dell and my new HP is never limited. They seem to be able to find the Internet....it's the new Dell which seems to lose its way into cyberspace.

Nope.....no more Dell computers for me. They should have stuck with the old way of doing things because the new way just sucks!

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    • Jane Err profile imageAUTHOR

      Jane Err 

      3 years ago from Texas

      My phone does that. You're right...it is a bit of a nuisance but if I ever lose my phone at least no one can use it right away or have access to any of my personal accounts.

    • huttriver0 profile image

      huttriver0 

      3 years ago from lower hutt

      This one locks up - you need to add a password to free it up. A little bit of a nuisamce, but a good security facture.

    • Jane Err profile imageAUTHOR

      Jane Err 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Acer is supposed to be a good computer. I'm looking st a tablet although this HP is better than I thought it would be. Nothing could be worse than the last Dell I bought from Best Buy two years ago.

    • huttriver0 profile image

      huttriver0 

      3 years ago from lower hutt

      I have a brand new Acer. Pretty good - lot of functions I don't use...yet.

    • Jane Err profile imageAUTHOR

      Jane Err 

      3 years ago from Texas

      The older ones are so much better!

    • Viss profile image

      Vishal Chaudhary 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I bought in 2008 and its 7 years old now. I have replaced couple of batteries till now.

    • Jane Err profile imageAUTHOR

      Jane Err 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Viss.....how long ago did you buy your Dell? I was very happy with my first Dell....hate the last one I bought two years ago.

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      Vishal Chaudhary 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @Jane...The same I had with Compaq desktop computer whose hard drive crashed within a month of its purchase. I remember this pc gave me pain time to time. Then I got Dell Vostro 1510 which to date is still on my desk. Apart from 2 services in 7 years, it didn't require any other maintenance. Overall, I had very pleasant experience with Dell. If someday, this lappy dies, my next system would be again Dell :-)

    • Jane Err profile imageAUTHOR

      Jane Err 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you...that's an excellent suggestion!

    • petenali profile image

      Pete 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My suggestion? Bite the bullet and by a Mac. Best decision I ever made. I bought mine refurbished directly from Apple to save some cash upfront and it has been 100% flawless for the last 4 years. I don't regret the extra money upfront at all - well worth it.

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