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Dell Inspiron 531s

Dell Inspiron 531s
alaScore 80

20 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Dell Inspiron 531s. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 531s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell Inspiron 531s


The slim Dell Inspiron 531s is a small-form-factor desktop that doesn't exact a price penalty for its size. It comes with a fairly powerful processor, 2GB of system memory (important in these Vista-oriented days) and discrete graphics. Oh, yeah, and it...

2GB of RAM. Discrete graphics card. Option for no pre-installed bloatware. Nice, space-saving design

DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive. Vista Home Basic. Expansion cards must be half-height ; Watch the Dell Inspiron 531s Video Review

The Dell Inspiron 531s shows where value desktops are heading: small but loaded.

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Great PC for the price ”


We have had this computer for a few years now and have enjoyed it since we bought it. It is quiet, runs quickly, and has had hardly any problems. We love the sleek design of the case and the color. Very appealing, which was part of my consideration in...

Nov, 2010

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This dell inspiron 531s is awesome. ”


This dell inspiron 531s is one of the best computers . that i have had in a long time. Great graphics, the speed is awesome. it handles multitasking with a snap of the finger. The main thing that i don't like about this desk top is that. You can not...

Nov, 2010

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lots of blue screen errors ”


We bought the dell inspiron 531 new, not refurbished 2 years ago and took out a pc loan to pay for it. It has constantly gotten blue screen errors from day one and dell has never been able to fix it. We bought the desktop for media purposes, but the...

Sep, 2010

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Great specs for price ”


I purchased this computer, like many who own it did, around three years ago when Wal-Mart was carrying it. I opted for the upgrade over a model for $100 cheaper and have had very few issues with it since, with minimal safeguarding.

Aug, 2010

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My favorite computer ever - Dell Inspiron 531 ”


This was a very reasonably priced desktop computer and I've had it for about 3 years now.  I've even paid to have it fixed (virus issues and replacing the DVD drive) three times now. Normally when a computer dies on me I figure that it's not worth the...

Aug, 2010

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The Dell Inspiron is an average computer for home use. ”


There are days I love my dell inspiron PC and days I'm definitely ready to trade it in. When it works, it's perfect for me, but when it doesn't it is very frustrating. I would have to say that it has been disappointing how often my family members have...

Jun, 2010

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I love my big screen Dell ”


I have a Dell PC and printer. I love the wide seventeen inch screen! I can look at pictures and video in  a nice large size. This comes in real handy when I am looking at pictures of my grandchildren. I went to and customized my computer. They...

May, 2010

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Dell Inspiron 531 went up after only having it for one year ”


The Dell inspiron 531 only lasted me one year after purchase. This is not the only one I have had other dells. They are good when theyrun but they dont last long.  My first dell lasted me five year, then after that they all went downhill from there....

May, 2010

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Shiny but slow. ”


A beauty with little other redeeming features.  

May, 2010

Product Specifications

The entertainment-ready Inspiron slim desktop is built with a slim metallic-finished design. Completely customizable, the Inspiron 531s is ideal for multi-media, home-office productivity or whatever your life might need. Inspiron desktops make it easy to stay in touch whether you're connecting to the Internet or wirelessly networking within your home, or using a wireless keyboard and mouse. The slim desktop's profile can be set up horizontally or vertically and is designed to fit into any area where space is tight. Build the system you want with an award-winning flat panel monitor and customizable memory, storage, graphics and multimedia capabilities. Use your Inspiron slim desktop to explore, create, and play with a fully loaded selection of media features including options like Windows Media Center, an integrated TV tuner, a Blu-ray Disc drive, and more.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron


Chipset Type:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.3GHz/2.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:5000+/LE-1300
Type:Athlon X2/Sempron


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

Service & Support

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:160GB/320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE