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Dell Inspiron 518

Dell Inspiron 518
alaScore 81

85 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Dell Inspiron 518. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 518 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 85 reviews)

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Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Dell Inspiron 518


If you want everyday value performance that's a cut above the norm, take a look at the Inspiron 518. Sporting a 2.4-GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU, 3GB of PC6400 DDR2 memory, and a 320GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 hard drive (7200 rpm, 16MB cache),...

Strong performance ; Good documentation and support

Needs better cable tie-offs ; Mediocre gaming scores

If excellent everyday performance on a budget is your desire, this PC is a good choice.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Dell Inspiron 518


The Dell Inspiron 518 is a decent upgrade from a bare-bones system, though a weak power supply keeps it from being all that it could be.

No crapware. Top-mounted USB ports and tray. Great multimedia keyboard and optical mouse. Discrete 3D graphics card. Fifteen-month subscription to Internet Security. Quad-core processing power.

3D graphics boost is mild.

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Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Dell Inspiron 518 value desktop PC


If you want everyday value performance that's a cut above the norm, take a look at the Inspiron 518

All in all, the Inspiron 518 is a strong system with a nice mix of performance, bundled software, and smart design.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

I like the speed


I upgraded from an older Dell machine. The increased in RAM and Processor speed make an amazing differance. Download speeds and internet browsing are so much better

No big issues, some adjustment required to the newer Windows office products

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Novice user, this is great!


After checking other reviews on several sites, I choose the Inspiron 518. It has lived up to me expectations

I would definetly upgrade the hard drive and memory for Vista

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Inspiron 518


I recommend this computer for a small home office. Very fast for regular tasks like Microsoft office suites, Internet browsing, printing, etc

Non so far

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Completely Satisfied


Purchased computer with E7400 processor & ; 500GB hard drive and 20" widescreen monitor with webcam, 8 years after the previous purchase. The super speed and screen clarity are fabulous. Webcam also works well. Before ordering, I was concerned about...

No cons

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Great computer with features


tray on top of tower with usb ports, powerful processor, great monitor, firewire standard

star dock apple lokking dock preinstalled. ebay icon on desktop preinstalled

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Great Machine for the Money


I know it is a marketing thing, but Dell should at least offer the same upgrades in processor and hard drives all the time. So if you want a certain processor, hard drive, etc. and it is not available today, stay tuned, and be patient, it will be...

Blazing speed, easy to set up and use. This is my first venture into Vista and I will say that it is fabulous, contrary to the negative opinions I have heard. When you cut through the negative reasons, it usually ends up people being frustrated they...

The only negative I can express at this time is my displeasure in how Dell markets

Apr, 2009

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Super value


Great computer for the price. I ordered it with extra memory and video adapter - really performs well - does full screen video very well. This is my second Dell, and wouldn't buy another brand

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

This product comes with 1 year InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB
Per Processor Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron


Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q8200/Q9300
Type:Core 2 Quad


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3450
Interface Type:PCI Express x16