What is this device called?

@cream97 (29166)
United States
June 5, 2010 12:09pm CST
I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with a flatscreen 15" monitor. I don't have the device that turns my computer on. I can also put a CD or disc in the computer disc drive. I need to know the name of this device. It looks just like the one that is on this page. Mines is black. It is shaped in a rectangular form, and it can sit on the floor. What is this called? And does anyone know where I can get one for a cheaper price than at Dell? I need a way to turn my computer on so that I can access the Internet. Please help me by clicking on the link and by telling me what this device is called. Thanks. http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/deals/popular_desktops?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
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6 responses
• India
5 Jun 10
hey dear that is called a CPU or the central processing unit.......you can get it anywhere in the market on cheaper price you can also get it assembled it the way you wanted it to be like the ram you want or the hard drive of how much GB you want depends on it ...........ok well i will recommend you to get it assembled because any branded like dell will surely cost you more......get it assembled .take care.......keep mylotting...........
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Hi, himanshuorange. Thank you. It am running in circles trying to figure out the name of this device. I really need to get one of these.
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@Renhard (3479)
• Jamaica
5 Jun 10
I'm kind of confused here. Didn't he say he could still put cd in a drive and that he did not have the cpu unit. So if he doesn't have the cpu unit where did he actually put the cd. Or am i misunderstanding something here
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@kingparker (9692)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Oh my gosh, that is easy, it is the tower unit, isn't it? You can get it anywhere, You can even get it from the store in your local area, like Fry's electronic; Microcenter.
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@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
5 Jun 10
cream97, It is called the CPU and as for the price - it will depend on what hardware you want for your CPU, the configurations and specifications. Value for money is what you are looking for - so performance is of the essence here.
@Hatley (164266)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jun 10
hi cream 97 I think you mean the cpu but am not sure 'as i have a much older computer turns on when I turn it on and has a router and a modem that puts me on the cable to get onto the net. I pay a whopping 39 dollars a month for this set up so it had better be fast.
• India
5 Jun 10
Heys, thats called a CPU and thsts the heart of ur machine. please contact ur genius friends if u have and buy a assembled one as it would cost u cheaper and u can have whatever u want according to ur needs
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@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
7 Jun 10
That's called a CPU.. Most computer comes with it, when one is buying the whole set, unless the CPU is spoilt?? BUt even then, nobody will tend to buy only the CPU, when the whole package includes the monitor as well.. HAve u been cheated?? As far as i know, u need not be buying the CPU from dell, because all other brands will be suited too, since u only have got the monitor now.. Besides, dell is not that cheap after all, compared to other brands.. hehe
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
7 Jun 10
No. I have not been cheated, kun2349. The CPU came with the desktop computer. It just was take away from me last year. I don't have it anymore. I need another one so that I can connect to my computer and the Internet.
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