Plug it in and turn it on! That's about the extent of setup (which is nice). I didn't have any issues loading up all my software so that was also a bonus. I generally run a minimum of 5 programs at a time and it doesn't seem to have any issues with that thus far. My only real complaint would concern the monitor. When I received it I assumed the monitor would have a HDMI hook up so I could attach it as the second monitor. It didn't and I was pretty disappointed with that. I ended up getting another monitor at additional cost to facilitate this need. Other than that I think this was a great purchase!
The PC arrived a day early for in store pickup at Wal-Mart.\n\nSo far, the Dell Inspiron 660s is impressive in its speed and capability. The machine is so quiet it could be hard to know if the machine is even powered on.\n\nCompared to the \"traditional\" desktop PC, Inspiron 660s is tiny; it is easy to find a place to put it.\n\nOut of the box, hardware setup was straight-forward; Windows 8 setup was a bit tedious, but if you pay attention, it goes easy enough.\n\nIf you do not already have an account with Microsoft (Hotmail.Com, Live.Com, Outlook.com, etc).\nI recommend you use another computer and set up a new account BEFORE you go through the setup on this machine.\n\nThe specs on this machine are readily available. Suitable for home use, multi-media playback, internet surfing, email, and basic game playing.\n\nWindows 8 is not my first choice, but the included tutorial helps demystify it a bit. I strongly recommend purchasers take advantage of Windows 8.1 free upgrade from Microsoft.\n\nMy experience with Dell PCs goes back to the mid 1990s; I have yet to be disappointed with any PC products from Dell. I expect this machine will outlive its usefulness as all my other Dells have.\n\nI do recommend this PC for the bargain-conscious home user who needs a decent machine for everyday home computing use.\n\nOne last thought: I urge everyone to have their PC connected to a decent quality UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) with AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulation). I am a fan of CyberPower\nUPS units, I currently use CP800AVR on two different Dell PCs in my home. My file server (Dell) and network devices (cable modem, router, switch) are connected to a CP685AVR.