_How to configure your Dell PC:
Understanding what's inside
_Dell offers a range of computer packages with predefined configurations. However, you may want to consider adding (or subtracting) some features so your new PC fits your exact needs and budget. Here is an explanation of the main options and features you may want to consider.
Windows 8 Operating System
The operating system, or "OS," is the underlying software that allows the user and the computer to interact. The OS is the software platform necessary for the computer to run. It allows the computer's hardware and software applications to communicate. Windows 8 is the most recent Microsoft operating system for PCs. It replaces Windows 7 and earlier versions such as Vista and XP. Almost all Dell PCs now are fitted with Windows 8, either in standard 64-bit edition or in Windows 8 Professional 64-bit edition.
Microsoft Office 2010 software
All Dell computers come standard with English-version Office 2010 Starter office software for basic document writing needs. This is a trial version and may include some advertising. You can purchase the full license for Office 2010 in one of several editions:
Antivirus protection software
_Dell computers for home use are frequently packaged with McAfee antivirus subscriptions, typically in 15-month, 24-month or 36-month licenses. For business computers, antivirus protection from Norton and Trend Micro is offered. If you do not want to use the prepackaged antivirus software you can delete it and install the antivirus software of your choice.
Dell Service guarantee
Dell offers a 1-year collect & return guarantee in France on all models. In the event of a technical defect, Dell will arrange to pick up the PC, send it to its service center for repair, and then return it--all at no cost to you. Additional service protection, featuring next-day in-home repairs and world-wide warranty protection, can be purchased from Dell in contracts of 1, 2 or 3 years. Call us for details.
Accessories for laptop/desktop
_Dell offers a wide range of accessories; mice, travel bags, speakers, headphones, external storage drives, printers, routers, keyboards. Let us know what you need.