Dell Inspiron 530 (D08505b-UK)

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Dell Inspiron 530 (D08505b-UK)

The Dell Inspiron 530 offers custom features with contemporary styling. Create your Inspiron the way you want it - for multimedia, high-end gaming, or...

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Review of "Dell Inspiron 530 (D08505b-UK)"

published 25/07/2008 | yatzue
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Pro Good value, runs most common apps well
Cons Struggles with high intensity graphics apps and games
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"Good Budget PC, but not for gaming!"

This is a reasonable machine for those on a budget, and will generally run most common applications as well as some of the more intensive graphics applications - which is good from a graphic designer's point of view. Highly recommended for students as well.

Dual core processors are pretty much standard on all new PC's now, although I would suggest looking at something in the range of 2GHz + for the speed to ensure smooth running of (near) future applications. Also the hard drive space is also significant - 250GB, although sounds reasonable, goes so quickly with numerous downloads from high speed internet and large applications - would recommend looking into the option of 500GB HDD for this one, as that way it can still be used as a file store even when other components out of date.

Design - nothing special here, quite typical Dell styling - neat and clean, but not particularly eye catching!

Finally, high intensity programs such as professional design apps and games, this PC will simply not cope! Personally I would not recommend Dell for this as, having used a number of different models, come no where close to a custom built PC for the same price.

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Product Information : Dell Inspiron 530 (D08505b-UK)

Manufacturer's product description

The Dell Inspiron 530 offers custom features with contemporary styling. Create your Inspiron the way you want it - for multimedia, high-end gaming, or your home office. The Inspiron 530 desktop is designed to let you build the system you want with customized memory, hard drives, graphics, and audio and media capabilities. Add a flat panel monitor for a sleek, modern look and an awesome viewing experience.

Product Details

Product Description: Dell Inspiron 530 - Pentium E2140 1.6 GHz - 1 GB - 250 GB - LCD 17", Dell Inspiron 530 - Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz - 2 GB - 500 GB - LCD 22", Dell Inspiron 530 - Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 GHz - 2 GB - 250 GB - LCD 19", Dell Inspiron 530 - Core 2 Duo E4400 2 GHz - 1 GB - 320 GB - LCD 19", Dell Inspiron 530 - Celeron 420 1.6 GHz - 1 GB - 250 GB - LCD 19"

Type: PC

Form Factor: Mini tower

Localisation: United Kingdom, English / United Kingdom

Processor: 1 x Intel Pentium E2140 / 1.6 GHz ( Dual-Core ), 1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 / 2.66 GHz ( Dual-Core ), 1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 / 2.33 GHz ( Dual-Core ), 1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 / 2 GHz ( Dual-Core ), 1 x Intel Celeron 420 / 1.6 GHz

Processor Socket: LGA775 Socket

Cache Memory: 1 MB L2 Cache, L2 Cache, 4 MB L2 Cache, 2 MB L2 Cache, 512 KB L2 Cache

Cache Per Processor: 1 MB, 4 MB, 2 MB, 512 KB

RAM: 1 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz - PC2-5300, 2 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz - PC2-5300

Storage Controller: SATA ( SATA 3Gb/s )

Hard Drive: 1 x 250 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, 2 x 250 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, 1 x 320 GB - SATA 3Gb/s

Optical Storage: DVD±RW

Card Reader: 13 in 1

Monitor: DELL SE177FP - 17" - LCD - 1280 x 1024 ( SXGA ), DELL E228WFP - 22" - LCD, DELL SE198WFP - 19" - LCD - 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ), DELL SE197FP - 19" - LCD - 1280 x 1024 ( SXGA )

Graphics Controller: Intel GMA X3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0, Intel GMA X3100, PCIe x16 - ATI Radeon X1300

Audio Output: Integrated - 7.1 channel surround

Networking: 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 17 cm x 43.5 cm x 36.2 cm

Weight: 12.7 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Platform Technology: Intel VIIV Technology

TV Tuner Type: Digital and analogue TV

Video Memory: 256 MB

General

MPN: D08505b-UK, D08507a-UK, D08507-UK, D08506-UK, D08505A-UK

Type: PC

Product Form Factor: Mini tower

Localisation: United Kingdom, English / United Kingdom

Platform Technology: Intel VIIV Technology

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium E2140 / 1.6 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 / 2.66 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 / 2.33 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 / 2 GHz, Intel Celeron 420 / 1.6 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

64-bit Computing: Yes

CPU Qty: 1

Max CPU Qty: 1

CPU Socket: LGA775 Socket

Chipset Type: Intel G33 Express

Front Side Bus: 800 MHz, 1333 MHz

Cache Memory

Installed Size: L2 Cache - 1 MB, L2 Cache, L2 Cache - 4 MB, L2 Cache - 2 MB, L2 Cache - 512 KB

Cache Per Processor: 1 MB, 4 MB, 2 MB, 512 KB

RAM

Installed Size: 1 GB / 4 GB (max), 2 GB / 4 GB (max)

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Memory Speed: 667 MHz

Memory Specification Compliance: PC2-5300

Form Factor: DIMM 240-pin

Configuration Features: 2 x 512 MB, 2 x 1 GB

Hard Drive

Type: HDD

Capacity: 1 x 250 GB, 2 x 250 GB, 1 x 320 GB

Interface Type: SATA 3Gb/s

Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm

Storage Controller

Type: 1 x SATA - integrated

Controller Interface Type: SATA 3Gb/s

Channel Qty: 4

RAID Level: RAID 1

Optical Storage

Type: DVD±RW - SATA, DVD±RW

Card Reader

Type: 13 in 1 card reader

Supported Flash Memory Cards: CompactFlash Card type I, CompactFlash Card type II, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SmartMedia Card, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, miniSD, RS-MMC

Monitor

Monitor Type: DELL SE177FP - LCD, DELL E228WFP - LCD, DELL SE198WFP - LCD, DELL SE197FP - LCD

Diagonal Size: 17", 22", 19"

Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 ( SXGA ), 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )

Widescreen Display: No, Yes

Pixel Pitch: 0.264 mm, 0.285 mm, 0.294 mm

Response Time: 8 ms, 5 ms

Image Brightness: 300 cd/m2

Image Contrast Ratio: 500:1, 1000:1, 700:1

Graphics Controller

Type: Integrated, Plug-in card

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA X3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0, Intel GMA X3100, ATI Radeon X1300

Video Interfaces: VGA

Video Memory: 256 MB

Interface Type: PCIe x16

Max Monitors Supported: 2

Audio Output

Type: Integrated

Sound Output Mode: 7.1 channel surround

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio

Input Device

Type: Mouse, keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard Name: Dell Entry QuietKey

Interface: USB

Localization & Layout: UK QWERTY

Mouse

Technology: Optical

Interface: USB

Features: Scroll

Networking

Type: Integrated

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays: 2 (total) / 1 (free) x external 5.25" x 1/2H ¦ 2 (total) / 1 (free) x internal 3.5" x 1/3H ¦ 1 (total) / 0 (free) x external 3.5" x 1/3H

Slots: 4 (total) / 2 (free) x DIMM 240-pin ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe x16 ¦ 1 (total) / 0 (free) x CPU ¦ 2 (total) / 2 (free) x PCI ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCIe x1

Interfaces: 8 x USB 2.0 ( 4 in front ) ¦ 1 x VGA ¦ 1 x LAN ¦ 1 x audio line-in ¦ 1 x audio line-out ¦ 2 x microphone ( 1 in front ) ¦ 1 x audio line-out/headphones ( 1 in front ) ¦ 1 x audio line-out (side surround) ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) ¦ 1 x audio line-out (centre/subwoofer)

Power

Device Type: Power supply

Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Provided: 300 Watt

Operating System / Software

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - English, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic - English

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft Works 8.0

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - pick-up and return

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 17 cm

Depth: 43.5 cm

Height: 36.2 cm

Weight: 12.7 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type: Digital and analogue TV

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