Dell - Inspiron Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

Dell Inspiron Desktop: Enhance your workstation with this powerful Dell Inspiron desktop computer. A speedy 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7400 processor and 12GB of DDR4 RAM support memory-hungry programs and enable multitasking, making you more productive. Equipped with a spacious 1TB hard drive, this Dell Inspiron desktop computer has plenty of multimedia file storage space.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Dell Inspiron 3668
  • Mouse, keyboard

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (765 out of 815)

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Features


  • Intel 7th Generation Core i5

Windows 10 operating system

Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7400 processor

Smart quad-core, eight-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.

12GB system memory for full-power multitasking

Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.

DVD/CD burner

Reads and writes to a variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW.

1TB hard drive for ample file storage space

Holds a significant collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies. 7200 rpm spindle speed enables rapid read/write times for handling large files and complex applications.

Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

Supports MultiMediaCard, SD, MultiMediaCardplus, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.

2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

Also includes 4 USB 2.0 ports to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

Wireless and wired network connectivity

Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network on the most common Wi-Fi standards. Gigabit Ethernet LAN port plugs into wired networks.

Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices

Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the desktop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

Basic software package included

Trial of Microsoft Office.

Additional ports

Microphone and headphone jacks. HDMI output.

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Customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Modern but very basic

    Posted
    JRam

    This is a great deal on a very basic simple computer with modern hardware that will suffice for most home users that do not have high expectations. Gen 7 i5-7400 Kaby Lake processor is the lowest end in the series although quite capable. It is unfortunately somewhat hobbled by using the lowest end H110 chipset and a motherboard that is both proprietary and without many features found on other boards. You will have a difficult time transferring this to another standard case if you ever wish to do so but it can be done with some fudging. It would be nice if Dell would put in $10-$20 more for another chipset and a few motherboard doodads. They continue to use proprietary power supplies that are very low power (merely 240w) so if you need a graphics card (always recommended over onboard graphics although the Intel HD630 is much improved for basic use)...your choices are extremely limited. You cannot upgrade the power supply without DIY'ing the wiring and positioning the new unit outside of the case. There is only an HDMI and VGA video output so some people may need adapters or new cords for monitor hookup. Unfortunately Dell cheaped out on the WiFi card and this does not support the zippy and most current ac standard, and it's a cheap card to begin with, so the WiFi performance is sub par. This unit will also not be able to take advantage of future upgrades that are on the horizon, so buy it if your needs are basic internet browsing, home office documents, simple photo editing and video watching, but if you need a little more from your system or want to upgrade anything, you'll need to spend a bit more for something with hardware that will accept that. Overall this is a good unit at an attractive price point with low end but modern and capable hardware - it certainly makes a good upgrade to computers that are over 4-ish years old with the added benefit of an operating system and related software/firmware that are much more secure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value, Kind of Slow

    Posted
    Kernel

    Overall - this is great PC for any basic needs or for someone that simply checks their email/social media & wants to watch the occasional TV show or movie. If you want to start getting into bigger things such as gaming or photo/video editing, I would recommend a different machine. I have had the computer for about a month, and for all of the basic needs - it's wonderful. I can play some smaller games that aren't too graphic heavy (Age of Empires & World of Warcraft), but after that, they become challenging (Fortnite or any FPS). I do not do any photo/video editing, but I doubt this machine's capability to handle that. I personally like Windows 10. I know it gets some hate, but it's actually really simple to use. I turned off all of the obnoxious notifications the system sends you on the right hand side from Dell & Microsoft, but since then - it's been very smooth sailing! I couldn't give it a 5th star due to the power up time. Because this PC does not have an SSD, it takes a minute or two to get running. Again - I've only had the computer for a month, so I'd like to think I haven't overloaded the HDD yet. A simple SSD in the build would have been nice, if nothing else, just for the OS so it could boot quicker. Overall - I would recommend this PC for someone that is not looking to do too many taxing things on it. It's very basic, but will accomplish most standard tasks. It's made a great edition to my home office & I think it's a great value for under $600.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quiet Pc that you can add more drives

    Posted
    kegandax
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this Pc and installed Windows 10 Pro on a solid state drive and kept the 1 Terabyte drive for backups. Inside it has one slot for a 3.5" hard drive, which is filled with the 1 Terabyte hard drive. It also has (2) 2.5" slots for solid state drives and (4) sata ports to accommodate all of the drives. However, it uses a proprietary power supply and sata power comes from the motherboard. If you want to add additional drives, you have to buy the specific power connector that plugs into the motherboard providing two sata power plugs. And you will need to buy the 2.5" bracket that fits into the hard drive bays holding the SSD drives. I found all that I needed on @m@zon. Just type in the Dell Model number. There is also a PCI Express x16 3.0 which I used to install an Nvidia GTX 750 ti. There are also 2 PCI Express x1 slots. The onboard video card has one HDMI and one VGA connector. I wanted both monitors to have digital connections from the video card which is why I installed my own card. To access the inside of the Pc, you take the side panel off and release the plastic clips holding the front panel in place to remove the front panel. It then opens up easily. **ALERT** Be careful if you are working around the main hard drive and DVD player, as the sata and power cables are very close to the cpu fan. make sure they are not touching when you close of up the Pc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good computer for the money

    Posted
    mj5cm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I held onto my very old HP computer with Vista until the very end, mostly hoping to outlast Windows 10, which I do not like, but the old one was no longer supported and ran too slow to be any good, even for an old dinosaur like me. I realize that is causing me a number of problems, but not all of them. This computer is fast-starting and somewhat easy to use, but I have to re-learn most of the processes, including where to find things with their new names. My old Live Mail doesn't transfer, so I have to build new chains for continuing work. Most of my old files do not transfer, so I have to re-build them before doing new work. Once I get past these updates, I do enjoy the speed of this new computer and some of the advanced features. I especially do not like the constant ADS, ADS, ADS that block what I'm trying to do, and I do not like the "news" items that they choose to show me. I'd like to get rid of those items altogether. The Best Buy pricing, especially on sale, was very good and the sales person was very knowledgeable and helpful. I have Geek Squad service in place, which is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      Hi mj5cm,

      We appreciate the time that you took to leave your review on your new Dell desktop. We'd recommend that you check out Dell's webpage that they have devoted to helping people transition to Windows 10 - http://dell.to/2wMZqyx.

      With regards to the ads that you are seeing, your computer should have an anti-virus program pre-installed that you should be able to run so that you can reduce or eliminate the ads that you are seeing.

      We hope these tips help your computer run the way you intended it to.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    lknauls
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Read the specs on it at the store and I liked the fact that it had 12GB memory standard, i.e., I didn't have to purchase/add additional memory and that it had at minimum an i5 processor. So far this computer handles Windows 10 much faster/better than the one it replaced, a Gateway with 4GB I purchased for my husband from Best Buy in 2009 (upgraded the RAM to 16GB to better handle windows 10 and encountered massive problems. It seems the extra memory slots were bad according to Geek Squad so I had to reuse the two existing slots to make it 8GB and I still had issues). The only downside to this Dell I have seen so far, we've only had it for three weeks, is that 1) since it's a midsize tower, it doesn't fit in the space that was occupied by the old Gateway and 2) the CD\DVD player seems rather cheaply made. Once it is released, you have to manually pull it out and push it in to close it. All other computers I have purchased opened/closed the CD\DVD player automatically. As for my husband, other than the massive effort/headache of transferring/installing software/data to the new system, he seems to like it well enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WORTH IT!

    Posted
    Nicole
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this computer a week ago and it’s definitely worth the money spent. It’s extremely easy to set up, it took me about 15 minutes to get everything running! This is my first desktop as I have previously owned a laptop so i’m not a pro at really telling what the best out there but for what it is, this computer is amazing. It’s very quiet to the point I walked out of my room to get something and when I came back, I thought it shut off but no, it’s just that quiet! The performance I wouldnt say is beyond amazing, but its good. The keyboard is good quality although the mouse is slightly loud but that could easily be replaced. And the overall look is so beautiful, nice glossy black, minimalistic. I’m not a huge PC gamer but if you’re wondering if it runs the Sims 4 good, it does, I play it at the highest graphics and it runs smooth like butter. 5/5 would recommend! ( My monitor is the Dell S2318HN 23”, they pair great )

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Posted
    James

    I bought the computer mid - February of 2017, and soon learned that the AMD graphics card that came with it was not in the computer. It was promised at the tag at my local best buy. six months later, I'm trying to sell this hunk of junk and when I go to turn it on, it says there is a corrupt OS. I take very good care of my electronics, and do not leave it running constantly, I don't play around it, and it still looks brand new. However, I turned it on to do Homework, and it is now completely done for. I cant even turn it on anymore. I was planning to get a nicer computer, by selling this one, because I need one that can run editing software for my business, but now I'm limited to getting a Chromebook for school only, and I can no longer make money, to get that nicer laptop. Thanks Dell.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      James, Thanks for your review and we're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your Operating System on your desktop. Here are some steps you can follow to hopefully get your computer to turn on again for you: Step 1: Verify the computer finishes initial power-up (POST). In many cases a computer will not attempt to hand off control to the operating system. If you power the computer on and you see a Dell logo screen with a bar at the bottom, and that bar fills up completely and disappears, then your computer has successfully completed POST. Click here if your computer does not complete POST - http://dell.to/2vnAKbX. Step 2: Unplug All External Devices
      A piece of hardware may be interfering with the normal boot process of Windows. The only devices you should leave attached to your computer are your monitor, mouse and keyboard, if the computer is a desktop. Step 3: Check for specific error messages. Try searching for additional solutions on the Web.
      Click on your preferred search engine below, then describe your problem, including any specific error messages. Step 4: Reset the BIOS to default values. If your computer is set to first attempt to boot to another device, this may cause issues with successfully booting to Windows. To reset your computer's BIOS to factory defaults, perform the following steps:
      1. Restart the computer.
      2. At the Dell logo during restart, tap the F2 key repeatedly until you see Entering Setup in the top right corner of the screen.
      3. Depending on the BIOS, you may need to press a key listed at the bottom of the screen to load default settings.
      4. Press ESC to exit the BIOS, and be sure to select Save and Exit to save your changes. Step 5: Run a Computer Diagnostic. If you are unable to boot the system to access the Dell Online Diagnostics, use the Dell Pre-boot System Diagnostics.
      5. To determine if your computer is experiencing a hardware problem, run the Dell Online Diagnostics. Step 6: Reset your Windows 10 operating system. If your system files have been damaged, a reset of Windows 10 reinstalls these files without damaging your data. After the third attempt to boot has failed, Windows 10 will automatically boot into the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE). Follow these steps to reset Windows 10:
      1. At the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot.
      2. At the Troubleshoot screen, select Reset this PC.
      3. At the Reset this PC screen, select Keep my files.
      4. Select your user account and enter the password if prompted.
      5. Select Reset.
      6. Windows will perform the reset process. Step 7: Virus and malware troubleshooting. Your computer may be affected by a virus or other malicious software. Dell recommends strengthening your PC against malicious attacks by keeping your antivirus software up-to-date. Step 8: Restore the operating system to factory settings
      If the previous troubleshooting could not resolve your issue, it may be necessary to restore your computer to factory settings. To restore your computer's operating system and software to the original factory settings, refer to Dell Knowledge Base article, "Reset or reinstall Windows 10 on a Dell computer" - http://dell.to/2wBxtJR. We hope that some of these tips help to get your desktop up and running again. Dell

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Equipment good, geek squad support not so much

    Posted
    ElGuapoBret
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The computer equipment I purchased is as good as I expected it to be. I also had the Geek Squad come and set it up because I wanted it linked to my phone etc. Very good job so far. However while my email and contacts are linked to the phone, my calendar is not. I spent an hour on the phone with Geek Squad support in which the woman kept telling me I needed to add Apps to make it work and I said I shouldn't have to. Finally she told me I needed to go into the store. I did. A young woman in my local store said she scheduled a "re-do" because my purchase was quite recent. "Someone will call you sir to set up an appointment". It has been two weeks and no one has called me yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      Hello ElGuapoBret,

      We're so sorry to hear about the negative experiences that you have had with Best Buy's Geek Squad. If you'd like to reach out to a member of Best Buy's Customer Support Team you can reach them here - http://bit.ly/2v2IVhI. Dell's Technical Support Team is also available for you - http://dell.to/2sH7Qlm.

      If you have questions about your computer that you'd like to look up on our Product Support Page you can visit this site - http://dell.to/2sH7Qlm.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell






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