dell optiplex business class
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Dell Business Class Small Form Factor - 250GB HD - 4GB RAM -  Windows 10

This Dell has been fully refurbished and upgraded with 4GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. It was lightly used in a corporate environment so it's in great condition.

It comes in a small form factor so that you can have a fast computer without taking up a ton of space.

It has a brand new copy of Windows 10 installed.

It comes with a 90-day warranty on the hardware with an extended 1 or 2 year warranty available.

Please call, text or message with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing.

You can test it out in person at our shop M-F from 12 - 5:30.

 

 

dell optiplex business class
dell cracked lcd screen
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer dropped their 17 inch Dell laptop and needed a screen replacement. The laptop was in good working condition but just needed a new LCD screen at a reasonable price.

We were able to get their new screen installed in a just a few days and the laptop was back up and running good as new.

If you have a laptop with a broken screen give us a call to get a quote. Most laptops can be fixed for a reasonable, flat rate.

 

Dell Studio Power Supply
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

The customer reported that their fairly new Dell Studio XPS would no longer turn on after a recent storm. Most of the time when pushing the power button it would turn a faint yellow color but it would not boot and there was no noise as if it was starting up.

We diagnosed it over the phone as a bad power supply and when we got it into the shop that is exactly what we found. The power supply was replaced and got it back up and running with no issues. We also took the chance to upgrade the power supply to a more powerful, reliable and cooler running model.

If your computer won’t boot or seems to have power issues bring it us to check it out and get you back up and running.

 

Complete Office Setup
By Asheville Computer Company / BusinessDesktopRecent WorkWindows / / 0 Comments

One of our recent clients ran a business with a dedicated retail office space but needed a complete setup for a office space at home. We quoted, configured, ordered and setup the entire home office setup without the user having to do any work. We can cover the whole process from start to finish with as little or as much effort on the business owners part as they want. For this customer we setup a Dell Micro PC with SSD hard drive, large Dell monitor, Epson business class inkjet printer, Microsoft Wireless Mouse and Keyboard and Adobe DC Pro.

Whether you have 1 or 10+ employees we can provide your entire business with the technology it needs to get the job done in the most efficient manner possible and without you having to manage your own IT needs. Along with procurement and setup of systems we can also setup networks: both wired and wireless, crucial backups and pre-preemptive monitoring of all systems to ensure the smooth operation of your business and resolve issues prior to them becoming an emergency.

If you know you have a need for any kind of technology in your company but are not sure what to do or don’t have the time to shop 10 stores and 1000’s of possible devices, then please give us a call and we can take care of your business’s IT needs from start to finish.

 

 

 

Dell 5588 SSD upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer brought us a fairly new Dell 5588 laptop that was working fine but was starting to feel a little sluggish. Even a new computer with a fast processor and lots of RAM can feel slow and sluggish due to the old spinning 5400 rpm hard drive.  The hard drive, especially the slow 5400 rpm mechanical drives, are the slowest part of a modern computer and causes most of the bottlenecks that most people experience when using their computer.

We upgraded this drive to an SSD that made this laptop faster than it was when it came out of the box.  Most manufacturers skimp on the hard drive speed and give you more space than you need because the large number looks attractive to buyers.

We know from experience that an SSD hard drive upgrade for your desktop or laptop can make a huge difference in the performance and enjoyment of your computer.  We can upgrade almost any computer and can do so with a fast turn around.

Don’t spend another frustrating day waiting on your Mac of PC computer.  Bring it to us and we will make it fly.

 

Dell Laptop Failed Hard Drive
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer brought us a newer Dell laptop that wouldn’t boot into Windows anymore and would only get a blue screen of death.  The blue screen will show you the error that caused the boot issue but will often times be cryptic or cover a wide variety of possible issues.  Through some troubleshooting we can determine if it’s a software issue caused by some corruption or a hardware issue.

In this case, the hard drive had physically failed either due to a manufacturing defect or wear and tear.  Laptops are prone to have issues with traditional spinning hard drives as the platters inside spin at a very high rate of speed (5400 or 7200 revolutions per minute).  If the laptop is dropped of moved suddenly there can be physical damage inside the hard drive that can manifest immediately or degrade the performance over time.

We replaced the old hard drive with a smaller solid state hard drive.  This should keep any physical problems from occurring in the future, as it has no moving parts.  While the ruggedness of the SSD drive is a great benefit the even greater benefit is the tremendously increase speed of the computer.  Modern computers with a solid state drive installed will boot and be ready for use in less than 30 seconds and respond immediately to any user actions, such as opening files, playing videos and editing photos.

If you have an issue with your computer that seems to be getting slower over time or you are receiving messages about potential hard drive issues please contact us today to setup an appointment.

If you aren’t having issues but want to prevent possible hard drive failure or just want a speed boost then we can help you there too.

 

Dell Laptop Broken Screen
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Dell laptop was stepped on and the LCD screen was broken.  We replaced the broken LCD and the laptop worked like new with no signs of damage.

Laptop screens are very fragile and prone to breaking from being in a bag or dropped from a counter or desk.  If you have a laptop with a broken LCD screen we can fix it within a few days and for a very reasonable price.

Why buy a new laptop when all you need is a new LCD screen?

We repair laptop screens from Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Lenovo and just about any other laptop manufacturer.

Call us today with any laptop screen issues you might have.

 

By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This Dell Studio desktop would no longer power on after storms in the area caused a power outage.  This is a common issue with older power supplies.  If they are old and damaged from years of excess heat and clogged fans they can fail when power is lost unexpectedly or there is a power surge.

We replaced the power supply with brand new and more robust model.  The new power supply has a larger fan and better components to ensure it will last a long time and keep the computer up and running with no issues.

Data transfer from an old Vista Dell laptop to a new Windows 10 laptop
By Asheville Computer Company / LaptopPCRecent WorkWindows / / 0 Comments

This customer had a very old Windows Vista Dell laptop and was in the market for a new Windows 10 laptop.  We found a great deal on a Windows 10 laptop and transferred the customers data including (photos, documents, music, favorites, downloads, mail, etc.) to the new laptop.

When we delivered the new laptop we also setup their ATT U-verse router for wireless and setup a new wireless printer. The customer was very happy with their new much faster laptop and extra happy that everything was now wireless.

If you are in the market for  a new computer and need data transferred or would like a printer setup please contact us today.

Dell Optiplex SSD upgrade
By Asheville Computer Company / DesktopPCRecent Work / / 0 Comments

This customer reported that their Dell Optiplex, although not very old, had been running very slow and sometimes would not start up completely at all.  We diagnosed the issue as a failing old-style mechanical hard drive.  We replaced it with a brand new lightnening fast SSD hard drive and cloned the data from the old hard drive.

Since it was a cloned drive their was absolutely no difference in looks and useability to the user and the only noticeable difference was how extremely fast it was not.

If your computer is only a couple of years old but starting to feel sluggish let us talk to you about upgrading it to a new SSD drive and make it better than it was when it was new.