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Dell Inspiron 531

Dell Inspiron 531
alaScore 79

23 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Dell Inspiron 531. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 531 (Blu-ray)

 

Blu-ray improves the Dell Inspiron 531's overall feature set, but other systems win in the bang-for-the-buck battle.

Good price. Bluetooth receiver. Blu-ray drive. "No additional software" (no bloatware) option.

Blu-ray is read-only. Other competitors at this price point offer better bang for buck.

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Oct, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 531

 

AMD Athlon CPUs in Dells aren't anything new, but the name is: Instead of a new Dimension, this one is an Inspiron. Is it inspiring? Read on . . .

Nice price for a powerful mainstream system. Well equipped for students. Discrete graphics. Widescreen monitor. System also available with Intel processors (as Inspiron 530). Included 3GB of online storage for backup.

Still some bloatware. Only 90-day McAfee subscription. ATX case is less upgrade-friendly than the old BTX case.

An Inspiron that's not a laptop, the Dell Inspiron 531 replaces the venerable Dell Dimension brand as the company's mainstream consumer desktop line. Available with both Intel and AMD, this one has a speedy Athlon X2 processor.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (computershopper.com)

Dell Inspiron 531 Desktop Computer Review and Ratings

 

The Inspiron 531 features a fine, basic collection of components and offerings for anyone looking for a moderately powerful midrange desktop at an impressive price.

Very good value ; Strong connectivity options ; Solid productivity performance

Middle-of-the-line graphics card ; Case difficult to open ; Dell-specific software, tweaks unhelpful

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Best major-brand budget desktop

 

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

My dell inspiron desktop computer is absolutely wonderful.

 

My dell inspiron desktop computer is absolutely wonderful and is a life saver at my home. I have had 2 other computers before this one, 1 of them was a gateway and the other was a no name but my dell is perfect. I upgraded my computer when I had my...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

the Dell inspiron 513 is a fast machinethat does it all

 

i love this computer because it is easy to use and gets one to he websites they need to go to easily. It helps with most types of problems that may come to the web. i have found that tech support is good, and the people know what they are talking...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

Sounds great with good volume.

 

When I first purchased my Inspiron 531 I thought I made a mistake due to so many people telling me that it was a weak computer that couldn't do what I wanted it to do. I've been surprised with how good the computer has been for me. I can work with...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

my Dell Inspiron 531 is AWESOME

 

I bought my Dell Inspiron 531 over 2 years ago and still love it. This is the first computer I have owned that has not been in the shop for one reason or another.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

This PC is more powerful than you have time for!

 

My Hewlitt Packard Pavilion froze up on me, so it was immediately replaced with this Dell Inspiron 531 three days later. The computer is so big and so powerful--2.90 GHz processor and 6.00 GB RAM, along with a 22 inch flat screen monitor, that I just...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

very good support.

 

Dell Inspiron 531 Desktop PC, Good for home use. No problems yet. I come with very good dell support.

Sep, 2009
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Product Specifications

To meet your PC needs, the Dell Inspiron 531 is built with AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 maximizes your system's performance by offering dual-core technology, which is 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 DVD's 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.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Design

Chassis type:Desktop

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.1in
Height:14.3in
Width:6.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power supply:300

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 2400 Pro / NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:531
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Display:LCD
Expansion Slots:- 2 x PCI\n- 1 x PCIe x1\n- 1 x PCIe x16
External drive bays:2 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5"
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Keyboard Special Features:USB
Model availability:DK

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish,\nMcAfee Security Centre 9.0
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:19
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Mouse included: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD Audio
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power supply:300

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:4000+ / 5000+
Processor family:AMD Athlon
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.6
Processor model:4000+ / 5000+
Processor Number:3800+
Type:Athlon 64 X2

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 320

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:250GB
Type:Personal computer

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.1
Height:14.3
Width:6.69