A Virtual Shopping Trip

CS 102

Apr. 15, 1998

Working in small groups, visit the following two Web sites. Answer the following questions and post your answers to the class bulletin board.

  1. http://commerce.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.asp?Order_Code=501022 --- Dell XPS D.

  2. http://www.compaq.com/athome/showroom/desktops/2240.html --- Compaq Presario 2240.

Compare and contrast the two systems on the following points:
  1. Is everything necessary to use the computer included? If not, what's missing? What's the additional cost?

  2. What are the terms of the warranty?

  3. What software comes with it? Is it sufficient for your needs?

  4. Is the amount of memory and disk storage sufficient? Are the CPU chip's features sufficient?

  5. Where can you buy it?

  6. What's the return policy?

  7. Compare and contrast the two systems on how well each meets your needs and price. Which comes out ahead?

  8. Is there any terminology that you don't understand and that you'd like us to discuss in a future class?

Thomas P. Kelliher
Tue Apr 14 08:17:58 EDT 1998
Tom Kelliher