What Are the Features of a Dell Computer?

By Daniel Westlake

Dell is among the most popular and well-recognized PC brands in the computer market, making both desktop and laptop computers. The price of the computer hardware reflects the features it offers, from entertainment functions to memory capabilities.

Video Support on Laptops

Dell computers are good for watching movies and other videos, as they have high-quality video graphics cards built into them. Dell laptops have at least 128-bit hardware accelerated video support with at least 8 MB of video memory, depending on the model. There is also support for a zoomed video PC card in the lower PC card connector, allowing the computer to be used as a DVD player and hooked up to a television. There are at least two audio jacks for connecting external speakers, headphones or a microphone. A microphone and two stereo speakers are built into the computer itself.

Mid-Sized Tower Features

The Dell Studio XPS 7100 is a mid-sized desktop tower with a number of features that make it one of the best values of any desktop computer. This Dell desktop has a 1 GB ATI Radeon graphics card, which allows for editing and watching videos. It also has an optical drive that allows you to watch DVDs and BluRay movies and even burn your own DVDs and CDs. There is a 1 GB Ethernet card built into the computer itself, and it has 6 GB of memory.

Studio 14 Laptops

The Studio 14 laptops from Dell are popular creative tools with more flair then most other Dell models. These laptops boast a 14-inch screen with high-definition-quality images and have an option of the Intel Core i3 processor, the Intel Core i5 processor or the Intel Core i7 processor. Windows 7 operating systems are standard on these computers, and you can choose from among seven colors for the outside case. Wireless cards are standard for all of these laptops.