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Dell Inspiron 560

Dell Inspiron 560
alaScore 83

40 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Dell Inspiron 560. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell Inspiron 560


The Dell Inspiron 560 is an excellent multimedia computer. With a fast processor and an excellent operating system, it is easy to accomplish all your tasks quickly and smoothly. The large amount of hard drive space and RAM is also an advantage to using...

The Dell Inspiron 560 offers 1TB of hard drive memory and an Intel Pentium processor with speeds up to 3.2 GHz

This multimedia computer consumes 300 watts of power during use

The Dell Inspiron 560 is the best multimedia computer because it offers an excellent processor, the newest operating system and loads of memory to help you store, create and view your media with ease.

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Dell Inspiron 560 desktop PC


Dell Inspiron 560 review: Dell's entry-level Inspiron desktop PC can only be used for basic tasks

Acceptable power for basic computing tasks like word processing and Web browsing, four case colour options

The Inspiron 580 is more powerful at only slightly more expensive, only powerful enough for basic computing and media playback

The Dell Inspiron 560 would be reasonably well suited to a family or user that only has the most basic computing needs. It's significantly less powerful than other models in the Dell Inspiron lineup despite only costing a little less. Basic users will...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Dell Inspiron 560 desktop PC


Dell Inspiron 560 review: Dell's entry-level Inspiron desktop PC can only be used for basic tasks

Acceptable power for basic computing tasks like word processing and Web browsing, four case colour options

The Inspiron 580 is more powerful at only slightly more expensive, only powerful enough for basic computing and media playback

. It's more attractive, more powerful, comes with a larger monitor and will suit a family's diverse computing needs better.

Dec, 2010

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Great P C Tower


My purchase was sent in a very timely manner and packaged perfect. The item is working great.I would highly recommend this purchase to others.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

My Dell ”


I bought my dell 1yr ago, and I love it. Its easy to use and when I need any questions answered all i have to do is log on to the dell website and a tech will chat on line with me and help me solve it and they even can take remote control to do...

Apr, 2011

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Love the Dell Inspirion ”


I absolutely love this computer. It is fast and loaded with Microsoft 7. I have absolutely no problems with this computer. The only con I would have to say is that it didn't come loaded with speakers or a webcam, but for the price it is expected. ...

Mar, 2011

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Perfect for college! ”


This is a wonderful desktop computer. It is very fast and has a lot of memory and storage. It comes with a dvd rom and an expansion slot. I love Windows 7 which is the operating system. I have never used it before now but the more I get to know it, the...

Feb, 2011

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great bye ”


i thought i was going to have to spend alot on a new computer ,but when i called dell they asked me all my needs for a new computer suggetsed this and i and as happy as i can be . its a great computer and i have gotten great survice with it. it didnt...

Jan, 2011

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dell, the best family computer ”


the first computer that i ever owned was a second hand that i bought for $100, it was a Dell. When i was able to purchase a new system i went with a Dell, I'm currently on my third and find that they are well suited for me and the activities that...

Jan, 2011

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We love our Dell Inspiron 560 ”


We have had our Dell computer for over a year now and we have loved it.  We had a relatively new HP computer previously and after having it crash 6 times in a two year period I was ready to be done and start over.  We ordered this computer and I have...

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Everything you want and nothing you don't. The Inspiron 560 desktop gives you the power to personalize everything down to the chassis color. Whether you are surfing the web, emailing friends and family, downloading music and photos or blogging about it all, the Inspiron 560 desktop can handle it.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB
Per Processor Size:3MB


Chassis type:Micro Tower / Midi Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Purple / Black, Red / Blue, Red

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:300

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5450 / Intel GMA X4500
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron


Chipset Type:Intel G43 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 4 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 4 x 1


Type: None


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

External drive bays:2x 5.25", 1x 3.5"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Internal drive bays:2x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Power Requirements:115-240V, 50/60Hz
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:2 / 7
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:300


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.93GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 7.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228 / 456
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:164 / 82
Processor:E5500 / E5700 / Q8300
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Quad / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.8 / 3
Processor front side bus:1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E5500 / E5700 / Q8300
Processor Number:E7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Quad Q8000 series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:LGA775 + AM2/2+ / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Tcase:71.4 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:39107 / 42800 / 42801
Processor code:SLGTJ / SLGUR
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MMC, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 640 / 750

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:1TB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X4500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.3 / 17.4
Height:14.8 / 15
Width:6.93 / 7.09