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Good Budget PC, but not for gaming!

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25.07.2008

Advantages:
Good value, runs most common apps well

Disadvantages:
Struggles with high intensity graphics apps and games

Recommendable Yes:

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Value For Money

ReliabilityGood

Memory / capacityGood

Range of Extra FeaturesGood

Instruction manualGood

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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into the option of 500GB HDD for this one, as that way it can still be used as a file store even when other components out of date.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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The Dell Inspiron 530 offers custom features with contemporary styling. Create your Inspiron the way you want it - ...

General

MPN D08505b-UK, D08507a-UK, D08507-UK, D08506-UK, D08505A-UK
Type PC
Product Form Factor Mini tower

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

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