I've always liked Dells of that vintage. Any built during that period were built like the proverbial brick out-house; tough, sturdy and made to last.
Our very first Dell, a 2002-vintage Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, weighed nearly 7.5 lbs with the battery. But if you took it out, for any reason, then the thing would tip over on its back.....because the screen XGA display unit had a steel frame, and needed the weight of that massive 19.2 volt battery pack to counterbalance it!
Up until 2 years ago I'd been struggling along with an ancient, 2005 'original' Compaq Presario PC; one of the very last assembled with original Compaq components shortly after the HP buyout in 2004. Built like a tank, that thing was.....came with a single-core Athlon64 and a gig of DDR1. I upgraded it to within an inch of its life; dual-core Athlon64 X2, 4 GB RAM (max the MSI-built mobo would handle), discrete Nvidia GPU, SSDs, large external USB hard drives (two), high-power 850W Seasonic PSU (those old Athlons guzzled 'leccy like it was going out of style).....etc, etc. Eventually the Nichicon / Rubycon caps it was endowed with gave up the ghost after 15 years, and simply dried-out. I gave it a spring-clean in January 2020, shortly before the pandemic hit.....and she simply refused to boot-up any more. Dead as the proverbial dodo!