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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 461 reviews

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great PC

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    I'll start off with what the best buy website informs: has 2 3.0 USB ports & 6 2.0 USB ports. It truly has 4 USB ports of 2.0 entry & only 1 3.0 port on the rear. If it wasn't for everything else I would've returned it. I'm relieved it has wireless connection. Such a nice feeling putting away my old used Ethernet cable. Bluetooth connection comes in handy too. Set up was incredibly easy & fast. I love the PC is so lightweight & quiet compared to my previous model (Compaq Presario SR1000; windows XP). It doesn't overheat like my old one. I placed it next to the monitor, with so much space. I desperately needed to upgrade my PC. Windows 8 isn't as great as I thought it would be but it's a satisfying experience. 500Gb is sufficient for me, I have a portable 1TB drive, where I keep my movies/ tv shows. The HD graphics are superb. The only disappointment are the USB port numbers. I didn't like the misinform. I'll be calling them about this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Best Buy Customer Care
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      Thank for your review. We apologize for the inconvenience of having the incorrect information regarding the number of USB ports. This information has now been corrected. Thank you for pointing out our error in your review.

  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A good basic computer

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    This Dell Inspirion is a solid choice for a basic home computer. Plenty of storage space and RAM for almost any need. I see 2 downsides... one is Windows 8, I don't like it but I can live with it. The other downside is that this computer only has four (4) USB ports. If you plug in a keyboard, mouse, and speakers, you'll only have 1 more USB port left for your printer, external hard drive, flash drive, and any other peripheral requiring USB connection. I solved this problem by getting a Belkin 4-port USB hub, which turns one powered USB port into 4 non-powered USB ports, which work fine with my mouse, keyboard, speakers, and printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good considering the price, best for basic use

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    You get what you pay for and with a cheap option like this you really can't expect much. It does what it's supposed to do. I got it so that I could work from home and limit it only for business which is basically almost entirely online. I don't use any type of programs on it and only have the bare minimum installed, like my printer software. Using it this way it does its job and is fast enough. It does seem that it can get clogged up and slow down pretty easily though and I would be scared to install a bunch of programs on this pc. I've found that if it stays on for too long of a period it seems like the background processes start to build up and the pc starts getting slower so I have to restart it to speed it up again. My biggest complaint is the issue with the power adapter. It comes with a 65 watt adapter out of the box but when you start up the computer it gives you a warning stating the pc will run in a low power state because it needs a 90 watt adapter which according to the pc was supplied with it. You can definitely tell it runs in a lower state as well. After looking farther into this it turns out that instead of sending you the correct adapter, Dell simply goes into your pc and changes the programming so that the message no longer comes up everytime you boot up. Luckily I had an extra 90 watt adapter laying around from an old computer and just used that and it's been working fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Dell - Inspiron Desktop - Intel Celeron

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    Like everyone else, I was not looking forward to having a Windows 8.1 computer. Nothing was wrong with Windows 7 or any of the previous Windows. This computer you don't get a program disk. If something goes wrong you are forced to take it to a computer tech because the back up disk to Windows 8.1 is installed within your computer and only a tech can access it. Now when I got this computer I got a small paper telling me how to get it up and running, but no instructions anywhere for how to work the system. The so called tutorial tells you nothing useful. I took two days of toying with it and a call to Best Buy to figure the system out on my own. You would think they would put a manual in there for people to know how to work the system. It made me mad and frustrated, but I am an experienced Administrative Assistant and trouble solver, but a lot of other people aren't especially the baby boomers. I tried to contact Dell to complain or give feed back, but customers do not have access to that kind of service. I guess they are afraid of complaints. Very bad customer service. Also they changed the keyboard plug, so you have to use their new cheap looking design and you can't use your old keyboard. Very not happy with that. And this computer will burn CDs and play DVDs, but you can't play CDs on it. Now for the Windows 8.1 review, in my personal opinion I am not impressed. They have taken a workable system and just added nonsense to it. They allow you to have a normal desk top, but you can also switch to the other system. It is suppose to be so cool. To me it is unnecessary and it looks like trash on the lawn. I am not impressed with the tile system and it is not necessary. They also give you a SHOP Tile where you have access to games and some of them are free, but the problem is some of the games don't work and again you don't have access to a customer service to bring it to their attention. So I like the computer itself, but the only plus to Windows 8.1 is that you are allowed to have your old desktop system that customer love. I don't know about everyone else, but if it isn't broke, don't fix it. They took a perfectly good systems and didn't improve on it.TO DELL- If the system is doing the job, have the geeks keep their paws off and work on your customer service. You are competing with other companies for customers so don't get sloppy with customer service. If I had known what I know now, I would have gone with another company.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good value desktop

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    Overall, it is a cheap desktop that is good for everyday use, such as web surfing and youtubing. The price was just a little above $250 with tax. Only downside of it is that the power system on the desktop is laptop like. I think the desktop was built w laptop components such that the desktop itself is pretty light and compact, almost look half empty. Personally raises question on how durable it really is. (personally had bit of problems with laptops with the power cords and the dc power jacks on the laptops) However, of course this is little off topic, since it hasn't happened yet on this computer. May not happen at all since there will be almost no movement of this computer. It is a desktop after all. it will just sit near the desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great little desktop PC for the price

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    I'm just wanted to replace my antiquated desktop PC with something reliable and with decent components. This fit the bill perfectly. It's small and super-quiet, which was a bonus after dealing with the big towers for years. If this DELL lasts as long as the ones I've had in the past, I will be thrilled. I love the HDMI output which I connected to a nice, 23" monitor (I didn't go for touch-screen). Windows 8 takes a bit of getting used to, but wasn't difficult to figure out. I couldn't have built this PC for the price I got it from Best Buy (I checked). Very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Upgrade for pops

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    I got this desktop for my dad as an upgrade from his old dell. It was lightning fast compared to his old one. I was impressed by windows 8 but I had to remove a lot of stuff to not confuse dad. Three weeks later and he is still loving it. He's not staring at the wall anymore waiting for the computer to load.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice Desktop upgrade

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    No complaints with this Dell Inspiron desktop. Easily plugged into my HP monitor and printer. DVD/CD drive works well. Some confusion with Windows 8.1, but a great experience from the very start.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent computer for the price!

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    Bought this to replace an old computer and to update to windows 8 it has all the features and I use my tv as the monitor!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great entry level computer

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    I just bought this computer for my mother in law to replace her old computer. It is running smoothly and able to run multiple applications at the same time It is a perfect computer for starters

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good computer, not as user friendly as 7

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    Overall the computer is great. However, as someone who used xp, vista, 7pro it isn't as user friendly in maintenance keeping. Once you figure out the program, the apps are good, runs great but still not quite as easy to maneuver as windows 7.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Inexpensive and very functional desktop

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    The Inspiron with MS 8.1 is very fast. Once you get used to the use of the charms, it is very functional, allowing you to switch instantly between desktop, mail and various apps without closing out of one and opening up another application. Though I was a little confused at first, a quick tutorial from my IT manager allowed a quick learning curve. I think Microsoft should include a short introductory menu-driven tutorial for those setting up the system themselves and without any IT assistance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Tower performance is great, have problems with app

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    This is a case of having an excellent piece of equipment marred by the application provided with it. It also lacks manuals or guidance material provided with it, to aid the purchaser with its usage. Dell should have done more to guarantee their product would be supported by confirming information was provided to assure its proper usage, and those companies providing support applications for the device should have presented enough detailed initial information to familarize the purchaser with its basic operation. The current practice of not providing the purchaser with any manuals or guidance material to protect the manufacturer's reputation by assuring proper usage of the product, must stop. Commercial texts are almost contradictory in their instructions and illustrations, a strong indication they were still learning while publishing the texts. Both Dell and Microsoft must do some fixing, this will require they bite the bullet, and provide some reasonable and simplistic fixes to the situation, to protect their names and reputations with the purchasers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for basic functions

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    The Dell inspiron desktop, is a decent entry desktop for the usual things such as using Microsoft Office, surfing the internet, things such as this. It cannot handle games, as it was built for this. They Keyboard is decent but coming from a Windows XP dekstop to this, I felt the keyboard took a while to get used to the button style.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Inexpesnive CPU with great features

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    Very inexpensive but reliable. Goop CPU. Bought 10 of these CPUs to create an automatic dialer at my office. Needed the cheapest CPU that could support the dialer software. The computer works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Replacing moms old Computer

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    Had a Dell prior in which was running Vista and time for an upgrade. Just needed a basic computer to surf net/email. Word processing and applications. Works great but hate the windows 8.1. Love Windows 7, downloaded the windows shell and it is a great third party free program that converts back to the start button. This computer has been in use for 2 months and working well so far. Remember to create recovery discs once opening. This is food for a bare computer, that is not used for video editing, gaming big games. Will do what it needs to do for things that are not heavy use of RAM, graphics and space.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good cheap little PC for older people

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    Bought this PC on the cheap, cheap for just over 200 bucks. Was replacing an outdated system my family in laws had sitting around which was causing me too much grief for the effort of maintaining it. Small, compact, though not a huge improvement, they love its new feel efficiency and its much faster and easier to maintain, being as small and compact as it is. Good for the simple things in life, but probably not much more than that.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent for a Home Desk Top

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    The best value I found for the money. It's plug and play setup took lees than 10 minutes and we were back in business. Plus you get the full Dell warranty. Awesome deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy setup, great work station

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    This perfectly filled a niche for a work station. Can't vouch for it's reliability yet but I've never been disappointed by a Dell.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Feature Packed Computer

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    This computer is packed with features such as wireless, bluetooth, HDMI, DVD drive. The small size is very pleasant over the normal sized towers as the DVD drive sits vertically. There is also no fan as the CPU runs cool, it is very quiet. The power cord is a laptop cord,consequently the transformer is not enclosed in the case. The CPU is also designed for laptops. I realized that this tower is really just a laptop computer housed in a tower case. But the DVD drive spins at 7200 rpm which is faster than a laptop's drive. Be warned however, this is an entry level processor. Netflix plays perfect. The only problem that I have had are the news videos in Yahoo are jerky when I click on them. Perhaps this could be a connection issue. You tube also plays perfect. Overall, this computer is a great value for an entry level tower.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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