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Dell Inspiron 530

Dell Inspiron 530
alaScore 85

2662 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2662 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 530

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer System (Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 - 2GB Ram Memory - 250GB Hard Drive - MSI 8600GT 256MB GDDR2)Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer System

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

design, value for money

43% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 530 -Intel Pentium Conroe Dual Core Processor E5300Dell Desktop Inspiron 530 DesktopDell Desktop Inspiron 530 Desktop

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Dell Inspiron 530 Value Desktop PC

 

Impressive performance aided by dedicated graphics makes this model the best value in our test group of low-cost desktops.

Strong performance in all benchmarks ; Discrete graphics card

FireWire ports not standard ; Requires tools for upgrades

If you want a value desktop with an excellent price-to-performance ratio and some room to grow, Dell's Inspiron 530 is arguably the best deal among the budget PCs we've tested recently

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Dell Inspiron 530

 

The Dell Inspiron 530 was powerful enough to earn superior scores (for a value PC) in both its productivity and graphics performance tests, yet it's quite inexpensive at $689 (as of 2/7/08).

Strong performance in all benchmarks ; Discrete graphics card

FireWire ports not standard ; Requires tools for upgrades

Impressive application and graphics performance aided by dedicated graphics make this the best value in our test group.

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Dell Inspiron 530

 

Dell's latest budget offering, the Inspiron 530 ($499 direct), is a competent system for everyday home use (e-mailing, DVD burning, office productivity), and it even handles more-processor-intensive tasks, like editing photos in Photoshop, with ease....

Good performance. Decent expansion options. Bloatware-free configuration

Lacks Media Center functionality. Smallish hard drive. Only 30 days of McAfee virus protection

While the Dell Inspiron 530 is a capable system for tackling home tasks (as well as some multimedia apps), there are better value systems that offer more.

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Dell Inspiron 530 & Vista 64-bit Home Premium

 

My first steps in looking for a replacement centered around the pretty and new iMacs with 24″ monitors.  Man, they're pretty.  The price tags, however, are not so pretty.  I wanted enough horse power to run Lightroom 2 and Photoshop simultaneously, in...

Otherwise, I totally love the machine!

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Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop

 

Dell's Inspiron 530 budget configuration is weak in terms of performance, but offers a strong selection of service and support options.

Above-average performance for the price

No FireWire ports standard; limited expandability

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

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Dell Inspiron 530 Review and Prices

 

Dell's new Inspiron 530 desktop computers start out at an excellent budget price, although the components you get for the $400 original sticker price aren't exactly cutting edge.

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Dell Inspiron 530 review

 

Dell's latest desktops compete well on both price and performance

Good selection of software included ; Bargain price

2.1 speakers ; Slow processor

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Dell Inspiron 530

 

Stylish, white and easy to use and it's not even made by Apple.

The back is very sparse with most of the section where you find the connections to the motherboard being covered by a black plastic panel. What you do get, though, are four more USB ports, a 10/100 Ethernet port, analogue audio inputs/outputs (enough...

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Dell Inspiron 530/2583 review

 

It's difficult to position Dell's Inspiron 530/2583 within our chart. It may have come in fifth place, but it hasn't really been running the same race.

The Dell Inspiron 530/2583 might be considerably slower than the other systems here, but it costs a whopping £70 less, is perfect for novice users - and there is some room for upgrades later on.

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Dell Inspiron 530/1142 budget desktop PC review

 

The Dell Inspiron 530/1142 comes with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor and 4GB of DDR2-667 memory, making it ideal for those who like to run multiple apps simultaneously or make heavy use of programs that can take advantage of those extra cores,...

The Dell Inspiron 530/1142 has its perks. As well as its multitasking capabilities, it comes with an enormous storage capacity of 965GB and a TV tuner. Its 20in AOC monitor is also a decent component, providing considerably more desktop space than the...

Product Specifications

Do more with dual-core power. To meet your PC needs, the Dell Inspiron 530s built with the Intel Pentium processor. Dual core processors are designed to help reduce lag time while running multiple applications at the same time. This makes them ideal for today's multi-tasked environments. Whether you are creating DVDs while streaming the latest music from the Internet or playing a game while running an anti-virus scan, a dual-core processor can be a powerful asset. Save desk space and enjoy high definition viewing with one of Dell's generation flat panel monitors. Enjoy terrific depth, bright, rich colors, and dark blacks, plus high resolution images.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower/Slim tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower/Slim tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB/6MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB/6MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.1in
Height:14.3in
Weight:19.4lbs/22lbs/28lbs
Width:3.9in/6.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in/19in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/48.3cm/55.9cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:530/530s
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:440/E2160/E2180/E2200/E4500/E4600/E7200/Q6600/Q9300
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 1/RAID 1 / RAID 0

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:DataSafe
Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB/500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA X3100
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