system came with a pre-installed Windows 95 (Windows98, Windows2000,
and WindowsNT 4.0 are also available; OS's like Windows 95 need
to be specially ordered). While hardware specs are not what
I wanted to concentrate on, here is a list of specs to fill
you in on what came with the system (the benchmarks come later).
RDRAM based motherboard with Intel's i820 Chipset
Pentium III EB 733Mhz /FSB 133, internal 32KB L1 cache,
256 L2 cache
IDE 33/66 slots
IDE S.M.A.R.T II Ultra ATA/66 7200rpm 15Gig hard drive
RAMBUS slots (128Mb RAM, 512Mb supported)
floppy drive connector, & CD-ROM
NVIDIA TNT2 M64 4xAGP
3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX)
SoundMax Digital Audio
usb, 2 serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, RJ-45 network port
here for more details.
first thing you notice with the Dell case is its uniqueness.
There are essentially no screws holding this case together
(which is always a bonus but arises some durability issues).
With the side panels removed you can see some of the features
that Dell has incorporated into their new style. Shown here
is the green release tab for the front panel, as well as the
green release tab for the slide out motherboard tray (yes,
it slides out horizontally flat).
you see another picture of the front of the case with the front
removed. It is equipped with rails for your floppy drive and
all CD-ROM devices with very easy to use release clips. Some
might agree that a case with so much plastic parts would not
be satisfactory enough for hauling to LAN parties. While I agree
to a certain extent, I think it's an ideal desktop MODDel for
someone always needing a challenge and instant access to his
or her machine.