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Dell Dimension B110

About.com Rating 3 Star Rating
User Rating 4 Star Rating (2 Reviews)

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The Bottom Line

Dell's Dimension B110 system is marketed as a basic computer system, and that is exactly what it is. This will handle basic productivity tasks without problems but it definitely does not meet the same features as Dell's low cost E310 system.
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Pros

  • Includes Flat Panel Monitor
  • Good Storage for Cost

Cons

  • Lacks AGP or PCI Express Graphics Slot
  • Limited Software Package
  • No FireWire Ports

Description

  • Intel Celeron D 325 (2.53GHz) Processor
  • 512MB PC3200 DDR Memory
  • 160GB 7200rpm ATA Hard Drive
  • 16x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
  • AC'97 Audio with Dell A215 Stereo Speakers
  • Intel Extreme 2 Integrated Graphics with 64MB Shared Memory
  • 17" Dell E176FP Analog LCD Monitor
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Six USB 2.0 Ports
  • Windows XP Home and Word Perfect 12 Word Processors

Guide Review - Dell Dimension B110

4/11/06 – Dell's new basic desktop computer system, the Dimension B110, is powered by the Intel Celeron D 325 desktop processor. This isn't a terribly fast processor when compare to what is offered now on many budget desktops, but it is more than sufficient for productivity software and internet applications that the system is designed for. It is matched up with 512MB of PC3200 DDR memory that is roughly standard for a budget system.

Storage is quite good for the Dimension B110. The system comes with a 160GB hard drive that should provide more than enough storage for a basic productivity desktop system. It also comes with a 16x DVD+/-RW dual layer burner for creating music, movie or data CDs and DVDs. Unlike other Dimension systems though, it lacks a media card reader for interfacing with digital peripheral memory cards.

Don't expect much in terms of graphics from the Dimension B110. It uses the Intel Extreme 2 integrated graphics that uses 64MB of system memory. 3D performance is such that it cannot even play the most basic of PC games. The system also lacks an AGP or PCI Express graphics card slot for upgrading the video. On the plus side, the system does come standard with a 17” monitor.

In order to keep the costs down on the system, Dell has decided to only include the Word Perfect 12 word processing program. Still, for those on a tight budget that need a complete computer system, the Dimension B110 does provide a decent productivity PC.

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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
This computer will run older games, Member chasemark

...and some are pretty darned good. These are some games I've managed to run on this particular machine with no problems. Thief 1 and 2 System Shock 2 Unreal Deus Ex Half-Life Summoner Rune and the Expansion Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 and all expansions Icewind Dale and the expansion The Undying Wheel of Time Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal The only real upgrades to this machine is to bring it up to 2 GB RAM and find a used PCI (NOT PCI Express) card, which shouldn't be difficult to find on E-Bay. But all of the aforementioned games work just fine on the Dell B110. This isn't a bad computer. Not state of the art, but capable of things that lots of folks miss.

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