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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Workhorse that is easy to dive into

    Posted
    TimothyTrimble
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    I have to admit that in the past, I have shied away from Dell computers due to the amount of pre-installed software and configuration nightmares I've run into when setting it up for MY needs. I'm pleasantly surprised to discover this was not the case with this system. As a business professional in the tech industry and a published author, I have pretty clear goals for any computer system I dive into. It has to have the performance and memory to handle multiple browser platforms, software development environments, a wealth of writing and research tools, and still have enough gaming power to take off the edge from a hard day at work. The specs for this system addresses exactly what I need. The unboxing, setup and installation were pretty painless. No need for the handy picture based setup guide. Plugged everything in and booted it up. For a desktop tower, it is amazingly quiet. The Windows setup was smooth - the only piece of software I removed was the anti-virus subscription. (I use something else.) There were a lot of Windows updates to download and this is where I hit a little bit of a bottleneck. The included Wifi is the Qualcomm QCA9565 which only supports the 2.4GHz band. So, it would have been nice to do all these updates via the higher band. The installation of my other applications went without any issues or conflicts. The Intel Core i7-8700 processor, combined with 12 GB of RAM provides more than enough power for my needs. The system didn't flinch one bit when I launched 2 different browser environments and opened over a dozen browser apps loaded, with music playing, and without any increased fan noise. The included Nvidia GT1030 graphics card with 2GB of RAM is more than sufficient for my humble gaming needs. I downloaded the Nvidia GeForce Experience software, installed Steam, and 3 of my go to games (Minecraft, Civilization V, and No Man's Sky). With Civ V, I was able to keep a constant 58 to 60 fps while playing the game. Overall, very sufficient for my gaming needs. I ran the system through the Novabench computer tests and gathered the following stats: - CPU Score: 1408 - RAM Score: 239 - GPU Score: 395 - Disk Score: 37 - Overall Score: 2079 Overall, I'm very pleased, and surprised, with the performance and quality of this computer system. I was slightly disappointed with the low band Wifi, but the addition of a $30 USB device can take care of that. If I was a little more serious about performance, I would look at an SSD drive, but for my business and writing needs, this system fits the bill perfectly at an easy to handle price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of power and potential!

    Posted
    Jp223
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    First off, I’d like to share my background. I’ve worked in IT for years, preparing PC’s for employees, testing, and choosing ones I think are efficient enough for the productivity required. I am also a speed enthusiast and love building my own PC’s, however this one seemed to be a good fit for a shared family PC with different needs. The Dell Inspiron Desktop (i7 model) came packed with power, more than most standard users will need, but I like that. 6 Core processor with 12 cores hyper-threaded and 12 GB of RAM. This was surprising to find to say the least as in my previous experience finding a PC with a punch like this at a retail store can be slim, props to Best Buy for stocking a PC of this caliber. The PC is very lightweight, especially for such powerful components, this was nice moving around. Mouse and keyboard were standard, was impressed the mouse was able to work on glass as many optical mouses (or is it mice?) have trouble. Well aside from looking good on paper, how does it actually perform? The initial load up seemed good and going through the Windows Setup was standard. Was able to connect to wifi (AC Band) network to quickly stream downloads and updates right. I’m very particular about lag when it comes to my PCs, so my goal was to push this PC with some multi-tasking to see how it could handle it. First I updated Windows. The computer crashed during the initial update process. I didn’t see the need to blame the PC for this as Windows can be a culprit most of the time. I also noticed a very clean desktop, only the Recycling Bin on was on there. That is nice not to have my new PC crowded with a bunch of software I won’t use, however I did uninstall McAfee and Dropbox seemed to pop-up trying to get me to sign up. My first 2 installs were Microsoft Office and Steam/Counter Strike (Video Game) to see how the PC could handle it. I ran both installs simultaneously and it seemed slightly sluggish while downloading and trying to move around. Counter Strike is not a graphic intense game by default, so I wanted to see how the GT 1030 video card could handle it. After having to reboot the computer due to stalled installs, they both installed smoothly. Took a little longer than I expected, along with some other multitasking I was performing, but this could be a bottleneck by the Hard Drive. I’m accustomed to SSD (Sold State Drives) and every PC or laptop I use, I install them for the performance increase. I’m going to assume this is the reason for the lag I’ve experienced. The game ran fine with default graphics, so thats impressive. Microsoft Office ran fairly smooth through opening several programs from the suite. The video card has two ports, HDMI and DVI. The downside to this is that the two monitors I hooked up both support 2560x1440, but DVI only supports up to 1920x1080, so my second monitor was shorted on the resolution. Dell includes a Support Assist Software, as they do with most of their PC’s. This is very convenient especially for someone who isn’t tech savvy. It’s a one-stop shop for driver updates, hardware scanning, file clean-up, tuning, and optimization. It also has a section for troubleshooting and support and lists the warranty end date. Conclusion: Overall this PC is impressive with its specs and size, but does seem a little slower than I’d expect for the hardware. Again, I’d initially look at the hard drive as the culprit and would definitely recommend installing an SSD drive as a replacement as they are much faster and pretty cheap these days to really maximize the power of this PC. You get a decent video card which is big for teens wanting to play games like Fortnite without having to spend the extra bucks on an expensive video card. There are 2 convenient USB 3.0 ports, Card Reader, and Headphone Jack located in the front of the PC for ease of access. Recommendations: Upgrade to SSD to get the most out of it, you can use the 1tb included drive as a second hard drive for additional storage. If used for gaming, get new mouse and keyboard. The mouse and keyboard that come with it are decent and have a good feel, but not ideal as some of the responsiveness didn’t seem fast enough for gaming needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Processor, less than average graphics, hd

    Posted
    bzm3j81
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    The Inspiron 3670 includes an 8th Generation i7 with 6 cores and hyperthreading enabling it to process 12 threads. This is probably more processing power than most people really need. It is paired with 12 GB of RAM (8GB stick + 4GB stick), a 1TB conventional hard drive and an Nvidia GT 1030 video card. On paper, the AMD RX 11 Vega built into AMD Ryzen 5 2400G CPU performs just a bit better than the Nvidia GT 1030. But running this system against my AMD Ryzen 5 2400G system, this 8th Gen i7 with the GT 1030 card combination narrowly beats the AMD system. That's not to say either system is a gaming system. In fact, my 6th Gen i7 with an AMD R9 360 video card beats this Inspiron 3670 when benchmarking in Unigine's Heaven. I think this Inspiron 3670 is best suited for family use, light gaming and maybe some video editing, but the processor will easily power through anything a typical family might throw at it. After setting up this system, I immediately tore into the case to see about installing an SSD that I had previously purchased. Having a spinning hard drive in this system really drags down the system performance. After switching to an SSD, the performance is much more responsive and feels like a modern system. The motherboard does have an M.2 Slot. I'm curious as to the performance gained if I were to utilize an NVMe SSD. I am really disappointed in the Inspiron 3600 series when it comes to expandability. While there is an additional SATA port, there are no additional power cables from the power supply. Dell provides a power port on the motherboard, but it requires a proprietary cable. The Dell product number for this cable is: GP2JM. When I contacted Dell to order this cable, I was told that it is not in stock. I bought an Inspiron 3650 system a couple years ago and tried to order the same cable back then, it was also not in stock at that time. Dell: If you are going to make a proprietary connection, make the adapter easily available. Otherwise, use a standard connection. For this I'm knocking my review down a star. While there are other manufacturers that sell a similar cable, their price is more than double that of Dell's. To get around this power problem, I bought myself a 6 inch SATA Power Y Splitter Adapter. With that, I was able to run both the conventional hard drive and SSD and clone the system onto the SSD. I would caution against running two conventional hard drives with this adapter. I'm not sure how much power the power supply puts on this line. SSDs have lower power requirements so I felt a bit safer in this configuration. As I alluded earlier, I don't think this is a gaming system. It seems rather unbalanced with the powerful processor matched up with less than mediocre video card and hard drive. If the power supply were a bit beefier and modular, I would highly recommend this system to start off a gaming build with plans to replace the video card. As it stands, I would only recommend this system to someone who is going to do a lot of processor intensive tasks that don't involve heavy gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi bzm3j81,

      We're happy to see that for the most part your new Dell computer is working for you. If you have additional questions about your computer you can always check our Product Support Page here: https://dell.to/2mpf8IW. We wish you continued success with your new computer.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid workhorse desktop with power to spare

    Posted
    Dan0Sterling
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    This PC is a powerhouse which will rock your office. There are some interesting choices Dell made in configuring this machine, but it’s clear that they’ve focused on reliability and a familiar Dell feel. The case is well ventilated to keep it running cool. The processor and graphics board fans are virtually silent. The only sound you hear is the hard drive. This compact tower has two front mounted USB 3.0 ports, along with an SD card reader. On the back, you’ll find 4 more USB 2.0 ports and the standard sound, video, and network outlets. Out of the box, this machine has 4 active video ports: 2 HDMI ports, a DVI, and VGA. The DVI and one HDMI port are driven from the dedicated card. Using those will give you the best performance, as the card adds its own separate memory. The GT 1030 board runs 2x-3x better than using the built in graphics. Combined with the 8th generation core i7, this machine flies on photo and video editing, as well as playback. The knocks on this machine include a lack of 802.11ac networking. This slows and otherwise strong execution. For a tower, expansion is also a little lacking. It comes with a 290W power supply which limits the video upgrade options. This machine is not for serious gamers. Adding a 2nd hard drive is also problematic as there’s nothing to securely mount the drive to. You’ll also need either a special cable from Dell which plugs into the motherboard or pick up a Y power splitter. When you’re ready to expand, a better option is to slip in an Intel Optane drive or an NVMe SSD drive such as the Samsung 970 EVO 250 GB to speed up your boot time. Overall, this is a solid machine with good expansion potential. You really can’t go wrong with Dell reliability, and I would expect that to continue in this case, As long as you’re not a gamer, you won’t regret this choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good performance

    Posted
    Xtant
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    This Dell Inspiron 3670 is a solid desktop tower pc that gives you a lot of power and expandability without taking up to much space. The Intel I7 processor and 12gb memory make quick work of everyday basic pc task like email and browsing the internet. The tower runs quietly while doing the basics and watching movies on or off line. Basic photo editing ran without any issues either. Even having Chrome running 10 tabs open while playing a movie with VLC the Dell never showed any signs of slowing down. The tower itself is not much of a looker just a rather plain black box with the front panel having a glossy finish with 2 usb 3, 1 micro usb 3, 1 card reader and a mic/headphone plug. On the back there are 4 usb 2, vga, hdmi, ethernet and mic/audio ports. I would have liked more usb 3 ports. I do like that the power button is lighted and there is a status light. I have 2 older HP desktops and 1 has a lightbar at the top of it that is really bright and the other has no status light. Having a status light may be more of a personal thing though? The usb keyboard and mouse are good. The keyboard is about 17 1/2" by 5" full QWERTY with number pad. It does lack some buttons like play,rewind,fast forward and brightness controls. The lack of brightness controls may not be an issue since most monitors have this built in. The mouse is a pretty standard usb mouse. For an everyday use desktop tower pc this Dell Inspiron 3670 has exceeded my expectations and needs. With it's Intel I7 processor, 12gb memory, NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2gb graphics I think it will continue to meet my needs for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Semi-Customizeable Compact PC Desktop

    Posted
    r0kit
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    Pros: • M.2 NVMe Slot • Quiet • Compact • Minimal Bloatware Cons: • No NVME Drive Screw • Somewhat Limited Upgradeability Long gone are my days of building custom PC's. It became a very expensive hobby and I grew tired of keeping up with the latest and greatest. Nowadays, I buy a middle of the road computer and upgrade RAM and Hard Drive and on occasion, video card. I had the intention of upgrading to 32GB of RAM and a NVMe drive. I purchased a CORSAIR - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2PK x 16GB) 2.6 GHz DDR4 kit and Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe drive not long after getting the Dell i3670 desktop. The RAM installation went in without a hitch. The NVMe drive however, got delayed. Dell does NOT include a NVMe screw to secure NVMe drives to the motherboard. Strange. The motherboard standoff is in place, just no screw to secure the NVMe drive into place. No problem, I ordered some screws online. For reference, prior to installing the RAM, Windows Experience Index score was 5.9. After RAM install, the score remained the same. I'll update my review when I clone the Seagate 7200 RPM HD data to the NVMe drive after the set screw comes in. Dell provides the basics out of the box: mouse, keyboard and tower. You just need to supply your own monitor. I'm using a Dell S2719DM QHD IPS monitor. That monitor rocks! The tower itself is roughly 14.75" x 6.25" x 11.5" it's not a NUC, but it's fairly compact compared to the monster builds I used to do. There's minimal bloatware installed, but there is bloatware. Leaving them on to autostart on bootup doesn't affect performance too much. Running things bone stock will be fine for most users. Windows boots up fairly quickly for a spinning disk based hard drive. 12GB RAM is more than adequate for having a few apps open - web browser, chat window, productivity apps etc. Power users will want to upgrade to 16GB of RAM and switch to a SATA SSD at least, but doing the latter will be tricky if you want to keep the stock hard drive as there are no mounting options for additional drives. A better solution would be to go M.2 NVMe, but you need to supply your own set screw for the NVMe standoff on the motherboard. Why Dell doesn't include the set screw baffles me. If you want to upgrade your video card, you need to pay close attention to power requirements as the current video card just about maxes out the stock power supply (just south of 300w). That means upgrading your power supply if you want to get a better GFX card. But then again, I don't think Dell intended for the i3670 to be a modder's delight for an upgrade platform. I highly recommend simply upgrading RAM and HD to NVMe and call it a day. I plan on keeping the stock HD for storage and will run OS and apps off the NVMe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Desktop at a great pricepoint

    Posted
    Olive
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    Set up was a breeze, it came with all the equipment needed to start using right away. Like with all Dell computers it came equipped with a wired keyboard and mouse and the back of the tower was color coordinated and indicated where to connect them. The desktop came with an awesome 27 inch monitor and had the cord so I was able to use the system immediately out of the box. I would like to eventually see dell ship these with wireless accessories. The cool thing is that the tower has wireless and bluetooth connectivity for all my wireless accessories. I have a couple of bluetooth speakers that I was able to connect for amazing surround sound listening. The only thing I was surprised to still see is the VGA port, considering this is a newer model desktop. I must say this desktop is very well equipped with a powerful dedicated graphics card that allows me to play some of my favorite games, and is awesome when watching movies on the 27 inch dell monitor. I also love the picture quality when I am editing my photos. I have nothing but positive things to say about the configuration - i7 quad core processor, dedicated graphics cards, 1TB hard drive and the list goes on. The hard drive is sufficient for all my photos and video, and the desktop is configured with a lot of ports for a backup drive. I am currently a mac user but needed a pc desktop for work and this meets and exceeds all my expectations for productivity and occasional gaming. If you are in the market for a nicely configured desktop at a reasonable pricepoint, I would recommend taking a look a this model. I will eventually purchase additional monitors and it is great to know that I will have no issues with the reduction in resolution because the graphics card is capable of handling an additional two Ultra High Def monitors. Overall, I am very happy with the desktop and monitor configuration because this will last me for the next six to 8 years and still be powerful with all the constant changes in components. The tower has additional expansion slots which is great to keep current. The only thing I would like to see is the removal of the useless VGA port, and wireless keyboard and mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Above and Beyond Desktop!

    Posted
    Njuice
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    I can't say enough how much I have enjoyed this desktop! Overall, a must buy If you are looking into purchasing a Tower. PROS: - It's really, really fast. I haven't had any issues with lag on it while running multiple programs. The 12GB of Ram and 8th Gen Processor really shine in this aspect. - It has a lot of storage, more than I really need at 1TB. However, I like this option as it gives a lot of flexibility to store plenty of larger files without worrying about deleting other things. - The NVIDIA Gelforce graphics card really shines. It processes movies/tv and games really smoothly. Its nice to have that dedicated graphics card as opposed to upgrading it later. - Virtually no bloatware on this PC! I find myself deleting a lot of unnecessary programs when I first get computers but I only did a few things on this one. - Great Price. Think about buying a laptop with these specs - it would be over double this price easily. CONS: - It isn't a big tower but its not small either. It would have been nice to be smaller but I get that it has a lot of components in it and room for personalization. - The Keyboard/Mouse that comes with it aren't wireless and it does not come with any speakers. Not a deal breaker but just both things people like. - I wish they had USB-C ports on the front just so it's a little future proof

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Desktop, Compact and Powerful

    Posted
    Doug
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    I'm definitely a power user when it comes to PC's, working as a software architect for a major software company. As such, I almost never purchase a PC that doesn't provide a good balance of horsepower and expandability. While this PC is being used in our home for our sons to do homework, I was still looking for a PC that provided that horsepower and expandability. The Dell Inspiron 3670 provides an Intel Core i7 processor with 6 physical cores and 12 logical cores (see photo). Dell deliverers this coupled with 12GB of DDR4 memory and a 1TB hard drive. I personally have upgraded the PC to 16GB of memory and added a NVME Solid State Drive to the M.2 slot that Dell provided on the motherboard. This is an easy upgrade as long as you realize that the M.2 slot is for NVME SSD's and not SATA SSD's. I didn't realize initially that M.2 SSD's were available in the two formats and the SATA SSD that was installed first was not detected by the UEFI BIOS. After replacing this with an NVME SSD the BIOS detected the SSD and the Dell PC performs incredibly well. While 95% of users may not require this upgrade, I mentioned it because the Dell manual at the time of writing did not advise which type of SSD is supported on the M.2 slot on the Inspiron motherboard. I was incredibly happy with the design of this computer, both externally as well as internally when upgrading a couple of components. If you're looking for a really great desktop PC with some expandability for the future as well as very powerful components for today, the Inspiron 3670 is an excellent choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very capable unit for most applications

    Posted
    ferrari
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    Setup on this unit was trouble free & straightforward, other than the usual Windows updating. The keyboard/mouse is a throwaway, no surprise there, they'll be soon replaced with Logitech units. The case is mid size, sleek, good looking, with a lack of crevices, so an occasional swipe with a cloth should keep it dust free. With 12GB ram & 1TB hard drive, these are more than ample specs for a basic household tasks, web browsing, homework, etc; and it's not going to choke on a steady diet of Office, photo or video editing. My wife does Photoshop, and she remarked at how snappy it was vs. our last unit, an i7 with 8GB. This was connected as a wired unit, so cannot comment on the wireless capabilities. The Bluetooth, however, had no issues connecting to my Android phone, as well as a pair of Bluetooth headphones. And while I was perfectly content with the graphics package, my gaming regimen doesn't include games that require a high frame rate. I do use streaming services, both Netflix & Amazon came through beautifully. Here's what I didn't like. After 2-3 years of service, I get quite uncomfortable living with a single hard drive. I prefer to segregate my personal data & files onto a separate drive so that in the event of a crash, I can system restore the unit and be safely transfer my date to another pc or a backup drive. Yeah, I know all about web storage & backups, but I'm an old school type of person - I want my important things close at hand in something i can see. This is where the Dell fails. Yes, I looked inside. No room or bracketing to install spare drives. Even if you did, there's no spare power splits, and worst of all, proprietary cabling. I hate proprietary cabling! If I need to clone a drive, or add an SSD in a jif, I don't want to be calling Dell, pay a list price plus shipping, and wait for UPS delivery to show up. I either want to go local, or, at worst, get a cable from Amazon the next day - and they work 7 days a week. If you're like me, looking to install a spare drive, or a gamer that wants to install a higher powered video card, then you run up against the power supply. It's just about adequate to run what comes in the box. Finally, there's the issue of the RAM - no spare slots. If you're the type of user that wants solid performance (BTW, should also mention this is a nice quiet box - no fan whirs & groans); and has no interest what's inside the box, this is an excellent choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little weak on Wi-Fi, but still a thumbs up

    Posted
    Zunderwood
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    The Dell 3670 desktop came packaged with a USB Keyboard and USB Mouse and has a built-in CD/DVD burner. This model comes configured with 12/GB of ram, a quad-core i7 processor, and a 1TB disk drive, as well as 4 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. Once unpacked and set up with monitor, keyboard and mouse, an installation program walked me through a Windows configuration process. It does take some time getting through this phase of the setup, including and especially installing all Windows updates. Dell also provides a program called ‘SupportAssist’ that checks installed apps to ensure that all the latest and greatest versions are running. SupportAssist includes tools to scan for hardware issues, to clear out old temporary files, and a performance and network optimizer. I have Wi-Fi throughout our house, so I chose to connect the Dell using our Wi-Fi to avoid running Ethernet. I spent most of the first day installing Microsoft software patches. This seemed to be taking an extraordinarily long time to complete, so I ran some speed tests and found that the Dell was getting only 40mb/sec throughput using Wi-Fi. By contrast, my cell phone was getting over 100mb/sec. I ended up connecting the Dell using an Ethernet cable, and now I’m seeing 110mb/sec throughput. The 3670 has a smaller tower than most of the desktops I’ve used over the years. But, that works out well because the desk in my home office is already crowded. In short, smaller is good. Once all my apps were installed – virus protection, word processing and the like – I’ve had a good chance to play. I’m not much into playing video games, so I can’t speak to how well the 3670 would perform under those circumstances. It is, however, well meeting my needs remarkably. As a 30+ year I.T professional, this unit is getting a clear thumbs-up from me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of ponies under the hood on this one!

    Posted
    JayDubsFL
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    6 cores/12 threads of i7 power - what's not to love? Before I say anything else - the hardware is pretty basic (but also high-end) , which is to say that it doesn't have a lot of expandability, BUT, it's a great machine by today's standards! In other words, if you want a powerful machine out of the box that can play some games and handle all the productivity you can throw at it, this machine is fantastic! I'm not going to complain about this machine at all, but if you're coming from my background (I usually build my own machines), this is what you'll notice. (See photo of the internals of the machine and of the power supply label). It only has 2 memory slots, both of which are occupied. It only has wiring for one hard drive (power from MB and SATA cables would need to be purchased should you want to add a secondary or SSD). The nVidia 1030GT is fine with older games like Battlefield 4 or Star Wars: Battlefront , but to play more modern games you might need to upgrade. Power Supply is only 290 watts. If you upgrade anything, plan on upgrading the power supply as well. The case is very lightweight, but it's also not as heavy-duty as some of Dell's other cases. The computer is very quiet - even while gaming I've not made the fans go into overdrive and sound like a jet - that's a good thing! For an at-home business or small business, this machine is a no-brainer and I believe is the target audience. For this purpose, definitely 5 out of 5 stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good basic home office computer

    Posted
    averagetechguy
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    I got this to replace my old desktop in preparation for my kids to use for school. It was an old 2004 HP unit that still works, but limited internet interactions due to windows xp on it. I wanted them to have their own uncluttered unit. I have 2 laptops that run windows 10, so this was no issue navigating the set up. The unit starts fast and layout is uncluttered, but there is not a lot on here to begin with, mainly the operating system and hardware is what I got. They did not offer a Blu-ray disc at this price point, but having a DVD burner is not the norm for many computers today, so I appreciate that. I have an external Blu Ray drive I can use if needed. Office is that crumby 360 subscription version and only a 30 day trial, so I did load office 2016 (purchased separately). The cyberdvd player software is minimum, I may add Nero later. There are bundled games my sons will enjoy (Minecraft) also. Hardware wise, I'm a bit dissapointed 7.1 surround only on HDMI off Nvidia graphics card, because I have older 7.1 speakers that connected with my 2004 computer, now they are reduced to 5.1. also, it won't connect via WiFi with my cannon pixima 620 printer, but all my other windows 10 units do. I think it's because those were upgrades to windows 10 and still have residual windows 7 or 8 drivers that work for it, but it does work by USB, so I moved my printer to the desk and connected it. It does do 4k video, looks good on my monitor. It appears to only be a single band wifi receiver, bit dissapointed since dual band is pretty standard on most laptops and such. It only finds my my 2.4ghz band. For a system pre-put together and bought off the shelf, and for the price of around 800 dollars, it's what I expected. Price on best buy is comparable to Dell and other places. A basic system that my kids can do homework on

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      YourDellTeam

      averagetechguy,

      We appreciate your review on your Desktop. We're glad that for the most part, it is meeting your needs. If you'd like to improve your internet connection we'd recommend the following:

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Machine with few limitations

    Posted
    Shail
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    I am a computer programmer and have used this system mainly for that purpose. I am able to run multiple IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) along with standalone app servers as well as database server on it simultaneously with out any issues. Even though the out-of-the-box configuration was good enough for me, I have replaced the hard disk with a 500GB SSD to take the performance to next level. I have paired it up with the Dell 27" monitor which supports 2560x1440 resolution and I am more than happy with the system as well as monitor. It gives me enough screen real estate to have multiple windows on the screen simultaneously which is a big productivity booster and a must for me. The i7 processor, 12 GB memory and SSD upgrade have turned this machine into an amazing work horse and it has been able to handle as much work load as I have thrown at it (so far). I don't play PC games so not sure about the performance of it as a gaming unit. Two main issues that I faced with this machine (and hence 1 less star) are: 1. SSD upgrade is not easy as there are no additional power cables from power supply. You will need a Y splitter adapter. 2. The included Wifi is the Qualcomm QCA9565 which only supports the 2.4GHz band. No support for 5GHz wifi. I am using a USB adapter for that. So, overall it is a power machine with two main limitations for me but these can be easily overcome. I would recommend this for most of your day-to-day use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High Powered Computer For The Avg/Above Avg User

    Posted
    HiFiBlaster
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    Pros - Clean look - Front audio port allows input and output - Accepts multi-screen display - Bluetooth built in. Works great for audio! Cons - Windows 10 Home edition lacks some useful tools (Ex. Remote Desktop) - Wireless N card instead of AC/5G - Included wired keyboard and mouse from circa 2005 Dell has lost some of its historical luster over the years, becoming the computer of the average business or local government entity. I’ve utilized Dells over the course of my career with little impression left. I attribute using a Dell to eating a rice cake. It’s just there. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this tower. Its power seems pretty substantial. I run an application called Plex on the machine that is a streaming host for my personal movie and music collections. At times, there are four to five of us streaming different items. I have not noticed a single problem when doing this. This tower sits on my desk and even when working hard, noise is not noticeable. The lack of an AC/5G wireless card was a little surprising. A machine with these specs could really do with a Wireless card to match. When talking about speed, an SSD replacement for the current HDD would probably be the most noticeable and cost effective upgrade. I would definitely recommend this to the average/above average user, however, if you’re one to upgrade cards, drives, etc, buyer beware. There are no extra power harnesses. And Dell’s power system has proprietary cabling. Extra parts will also be needed to install additional HDDs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast reliable computing

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    MrAnubisKitty
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    Right out of the box this unit is sleek and appealing, as well as lightweight enough I had no trouble lifting it and moving it around. Setup was quick and easy, made even easier by connecting it to established accounts, such as Microsoft and Google. The computer is very fast to begin with and this was the fastest and easiest set up of any computer I've worked with to date, whether for my own use, for work, or setting up someone else's system. The 12 GB of RAM is great, beyond the needs of the casual computer user, but more dedicated users will find this a significant benefit, especially when coming from a CPU with less memory and a slower processor. It took no time to acknowledge the peripheral devices, which I had already connected before starting the computer for the first time. It comes with a corded mouse and keyboard, and the one recommendation I might consider is switching to wireless devices. I would really like to see how it connects with them, as well as to WiFi, which I have not tried yet. I already had an ethernet cable, and just hooked it up to that, so it had the internet connection immediately, and no setup was required for that. I'm not a big fan of Windows 10, but am adjusting to this. I'd rather have Windows 7, but that's not likely to come preinstalled on any new device. Dell products have proven reliable in my experience, and this computer is no different in that regard. I have no complaints with this unit at all, would very much recommend this device for home or business use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Desktop

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    Aggieof83
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    The Dell Desktop is a great machine and came out of the box ready to work. Took about ten minutes to get it set up, registered and updated! It is a full-size box, with loads of room to add additional drives of specialty cards. The styling is very sleek with two USB 3.0 ports on the front, along with SD drive and CD/DVD writer. I like the fact that there are not any little 'doors' to be hanging open or break off! The back has four USB ports and at least three empty full size slots (one is taken up with the excellent video card). Finally, in physical aspects, the machine is very quiet and is not generating heat. Came with standard wired mouse and keyboard, which was great since I had not bought any! On performance, I tried to slow down the machine by opening several apps and programs, running video from the DVD and streaming at the same time and did not have any problems at all with any slow downs or crashes. Smoooooooooth would be the word I would use for this machine. I have a high end digital camera and do livestock photography. I also create webinars and podcasts for my day job and I know that this machine will be my workhorse for getting things done. With a couple of big monitors, I feel like I can work on several items at once. I've had Dell machines at my work, but this is my first Dell desktop. I am very very pleased with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A beast of a machine built for everyone!

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    BestbuyGuy210
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    This machine is amazing. Simple and traditional design. But the internals are top notch for the price point. I7 quad core with 6 way processing I believe. 12gb ram. Plenty for today’s standard or more than the 8gb norm. Dedicated gpu. 2gb gpu but perfect for what I use this dell tower computer for. Which usually consist of making music with pro tools with mic and all. Works way better than my old all in one I thought was fast and could handle all my plug ins. But that thing was slow and back. Now with this one. I don’t get any slow downs or usb errors. I do a little light gaming as well when I have the time. But it’s way smoother than a gpu on processor that is cheaply made. But you get what you pay for. Plenty of usbs both 2.0 and SS. One thing I will say is odd and not the best idea is this only comes with wireless N and not wireless AC. So no 5g. But I run a cat6 wire direct from my router and this has the fastest Ethernet speeds available. So not a huge deal. Overall. This thing is perfect for my set up. A step up from my old slow all in one. Ps. I have this paired to the dell 27 inch hdr QHD monitor. Both work great together. Can’t go wrong. Good luck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Personal Computer!

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    Danno
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    This is my first desktop computer in quite sometime and I’m very pleased. It’s perfect for the family. Out of the box I noticed how light it was. Connecting the wires and power cord was extremely easy. Initial Dell updates took a very long time though. I’m not removing a star because the blame can also be on my wifi. I like that it’s a Core i7 and that under the hood has some great things. What I liked: Lightweight HDMI Plugin Processor Multiple USB Ports Comfortable Keyboard Comfortable Mouse Built in wireless modem I recommend this computer for personal and family use. This is perfect for those looking to upgrade your outdated computer. It’s perfect for everyday use. This maybe perfect for small businesses, however you may need to upgrade if you’re part of a larger business. Also, I don’t think this is for you if you consider yourself a serious gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid desktop, but software issues w/ Win 10 Home

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    Raiders
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    I've had this desktop for about a month now and been hesitant/waiting to write this review until my software issues have been resolved, but Win 10 Home updates are still giving me issues with various driver conflicts and sound issues. Hardware wise, this desktop checks all the right boxes, and for the price, is a good value. It has a solid, if boring case, decent RAM (12GB), decent storage (1TB HDD, but a SSD would be nice), decent 2GB discrete graphics (good enough for video, not really great for gaming), and forgettable accessories (really Dell, why even bother with including a throw-away keyboard and mouse?) The one hardware complaint I have is why they only have wireless-n Wifi instead of wireless-ac? This is 2018! At least there's gigabit ethernet. Win 10 Home doesn't really make sense for this machine, given the specs and what I intend is the target business/home-office customer. Just go head and pay the extra $$ to move up to Win 10 Pro. Also, I've had nothing but weirdness with the Win 10 Home license and updates to version 1803. All of the usual Dell unnecessary crapware is included too. Just do yourself a favor and upgrade to Pro and start with a clean install on a formatted drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend