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Kill the bloatware...
on April 24, 2012
Okay system for the price, for the most part, BUT I do have some complaints with it after owning for a couple months now...
First, the hard drive makes a high-pitch cricket chirping sound when it's accessing, which makes me nervous.
Secondly, the amount of pre-installed crud-ware programs really made me grumble nasty words and have bad thoughts about buying Dell again. The initial task of setting backup point and creating restore discs was done (as directed) by the program included "SYNCH" which then turned into an ad from dell telling me I could BUY the full version to get better features. Meanwhile, in less than a month, I am getting errors that there is not enough hard drive room (on the included b/u drive) to create a new b/u and it crashes. Also found I was getting random Blue Screens of Death related to driver issues and seemingly from running the dell stage and related apps.
Wish I had ordered the machine with a bigger hard drive and more memory.