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Dell Inspiron 545

Dell Inspiron 545
alaScore 85

114 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The design and value for money also get good reviews.

value for money, design, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 545 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 114 reviews)

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Dell Inspiron 545


Usually electronics is the first department you see when you push your cart into a Costco store, and with good reason. Costco is a popular place to purchase TVs and computers (and watches and jewelry) while you're stocking up on life's essentials. Dell...

Quad core power for under $1,000. 8GB of memory. Nice build quality. Bundle includes large 23-inch widescreen monitor. Minimal bloatware. Expandable. Two-year warranty

Weak integrated graphics. Could use a Blu-ray drive to go along with hi-res display. No Wi-Fi networking. Only 30-day trial subscription to MacAfee Internet Security

The Dell Inspiron 545 gives users something they want: a bundled system with monitor that they can open and start using right away.

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Dell Inspiron i545s-1476N and Sony Vaio L117FX


Desktops have evolved over the years; today, you can buy them with exactly the specs you need to suit your purposes, or customize them to fit the way you use your computer. If your needs lean more towards casual entertainment than business, the Dell...

For graphics, there is an Intel GMA 3100 integrated graphics chip on board. Windows 7 Premium 64-bit is the operating system that comes installed. Other notable features include a DVD burner and a 19-in-1 card reader that supports a bevy of memory...

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Dell Inspiron 545 Desktop PC with 22-Inch Monitor Review


A powerful desktop computer with a big hard drive and large monitor thrown in for good measure.

It has nice features. It looks very nice. What is the price of this desktop?


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"The Dell Inspiron 545s 64-bit with Win7 set up in mins."


Excellent computer! I would recommend this to... 

Very easy to customize! Just add in your iTunes and java downloader, everything else is built need for 3rd party software programs that always break windows. Windows DVD maker is perfect and Windows live connects all email accounts

Only snag I ran into was when setting up with (old school?) WEP encryption (daughter has a Nindento DSi which doesn't support WPA) When selecting WEP, you have to do a manual wireless setup and select Shared, which is a WIndows issue and not the 545s

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Dell Inspiron i545s-3055NBK


Nice machine for the price but if you plan to use wireless, beware.

Windows 7, of course, good speed, good storage at a very reasonable price

Machine must be restarted several times to get wireless network adapter to be recognized. Then if idle for any period of time, the wireless adapter "disappears" and the prompt for troubleshooting comes up. Sometime reconnects

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Amazon review summary for Dell Inspiron 545


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 545 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 545 Piano Black Desktop PC with 22-Inch HD Monitor (Windows 7 Home Premium)Dell Inspiron 545 i545-2062NBK Desktop PC with 21.5-Inch Flat Panel Monitor (Piano Black)

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I love my Dell! ”


I purchased the Dell Inspiron 545s desktop computer over a year ago when my other Dell desktop crashed. I love the sleak slim design of the Inspiron and it takes up alot less space. I can either have it stand up tall (towered) or it will lay flat. ...

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dell is good ”


pretty good computer its a slim style.. runs great

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Good customer service ”


I bought this computer two years ago when my 10 yr old one died.  It's very fast and slim and pretty.  But we had one tiny little problem when it arrived and that is it would occassionally shut down for no reason.  Then there would be an error message...

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Easy to use not much problems smooth computer. ”


Product Specifications

Everything you want and nothing you don't. The Inspiron 545s slim desktop gives you the power to personalize everything down to the chassis color.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Slim tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB
Per Processor Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron


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


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.6GHz/2.93GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E5300/E7500
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium


Installed Size:4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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:640GB/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100