Like nerdyboy says, however, it?s only upgradeable with a PCI card. This is one of the reasons I returned this system. I actually purchased a Dell Dimension 3000 in April of this year and returned it. Briefly, here is my story;
The machine booted up but during the registration process, the dreaded ?blue screen? displayed and I saw a litany of errors on the screen. After calling tech support and attempting to boot the machine from the ghosted image (accessed by hitting Ctrl+F11) the technician determined that it needed the OS reinstalled. After I received a disk two days later, I was able to get a ?dirty? install of Windows XP (meaning multiple ?Owner? accounts were set up under ?Documents & Settings? and other ?odd? behavior). I then used the machine a bit to see if it met my needs and then discovered there was (A) no AGP slot (I had an AGP PNY card already from my old system) and (B) there was no PCI-Express slot for the new PCI-E video cards. Those factors, coupled with the quirkiness, prompted me to return the machine to Dell.
However, for your needs, it sounds like this machine will do the job. It really wasn?t a bad system and the price was sweet! The integrated sound was good and it was speedy! The integrated video was HORRIBLE for game play, but for watching DVD?s, playing poker and browsing the web, it will be more than enough.
Here are a few more tips;
1. Order from Dell?s Small Business site (they have better deals, usually free shipping + free printer or memory/hard drive upgrade)
2. Get the floppy. You probably won?t need it, but if you do, you cannot shove a standard size floppy in the Dimension 3000?s case. It simply will not fit.