Is this your pc?
t seems to us that Dell took the money it saved on making the Dimension L1000r pretty and spent it on performance parts. A hot 1GHz Intel Pentium III, 128MB of SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), and a 100MHz system bus add some fire to an otherwise plain beige mid-tower. We can't complain about looks in the sub-$1,000 price category, though. For $998, we would simply be happy to get such potent hardware housed in a pine shipping crate.
Further fueling this austere Dell's fire is a 7,200rpm (revolutions per minute), 20.5GB Quantum Fireball Plus AS hard drive. Compared to typical 5,400rpm drives, a 7,200rpm model noticeably increases how fast a system "feels." This performance boost comes from reading and writing data faster, as well as finding data the drive is looking for more quickly. The result is faster system boots, snappier application launches, and swifter access to your documents.
However, for every performance enhancement in a budget computer, there's a drawback. A 48X (for CDs, X equals 150KBps [kilobytes per second]) Lite-On LTN 486 CD-ROM drive sits in the Dell's case rather than a CD-RW (CD-rewriteable) or DVD (digital versatile disc) drive. This means you won't be making your own music CDs, backing up your files to cheap CD-RW discs, or watching DVD blockbuster movies on this PC. That's disappointing to many home users, but it's necessary to squeak this Dell in under $1,000.