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Dell Inspiron 518

Dell Inspiron 518
alaScore 82

166 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive.

price, usability, design

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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.

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Dell Inspiron 518

 

The Dell Inspiron 518 ($764 direct) is the newest member of Dell's value-oriented line. Although it's positioned as a "value" PC, it's got a quad-core processor for chewing through those videos you want to upload to your Web site. The system is well...

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

The Dell Inspiron 518 is sleek, midpriced, and equipped with a quad-core processor. Just don't expect to upgrade it too extensively.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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great value

 

compact, great value, ease of use

when ordering, did not give me speaker options. leading me to believe some sort of speakers or built speakers were included.NOT THE CASE

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

Depth:17.1in
Height:14.9in
Width:6.7in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:518
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Mainboard

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x
Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

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

RAM

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

Service & Support

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

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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