Dell Dimension 4700 for Business

Dell's mainstream Dimension 4700 is an affordable, forward-looking PC that's well suited for the home or the small office.

More than just a minitower for the masses, Dell's Dimension 4700 series boasts a slew of new technology that should keep it happily humming atop your desk for years to come. The Dimension 4700 is built on Intel's forward-looking 915G Express chipset and features DDR2 memory and the PCI Express (PCIe) expansion-card interface. Prices for this midrange PC start at less than $1,000 and can climb higher than $4,000 when you begin selecting upgrade options. Our $1,496 test system included a 3.0GHz Pentium 4 530 processor, 512MB of DDR2 memory, a spacious Serial ATA 160GB hard drive, and a crisp 17-inch LCD. Gamers and power users looking for a midrange bargain will want to add a graphics card after purchase; our test system relied on Intel's new integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 900 chip, and Dell offers but one graphics card, ATI's low-end Radeon X300 SE. Still, the Dimension 4700 is a strong performer on mainstream apps and is well suited for the demands of most small offices.