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Dell Inspiron 660

Dell Inspiron 660
alaScore 82

113 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Dell Inspiron 660. 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. Views about the design and reliability are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 660 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 660

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 660 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The price also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the size.

usability, price, reliability

size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 660 I660-1043BK Desktop PCDell Inspiron 660 I660-1043BK Desktop PC

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Bobby MacPherson (alphr.com)

Dell Inspiron 660 review

 

Decent upgradability, but the Dell Inspiron 660 is let down by poor performance

May, 2014

Consumer review by: cezarito45 (costco.com)

Very Good Value In An Inexpensive Package

 

I purchased this model as refurbished with Windows 7 (64-bit, SPI). Since I have been building computers in the past so I knew from the start that the total cost of parts and Windows 7 DVD in this unit is almost $200 less than building the same myself....

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: remoresfulbuyer (costco.com)

Ok, but not great if you're a long time Dell user

 

I've owned 2 previous Dells desktops at home and have purchased dozens more for the office. Pleased with all those purchases. The recommendation is for someone who would never buy a PC without customization...or open up the chasis to add a...

good value (inexpensive), dell financing...easy a can be

cheap looking, cheap feel to it, cheap components particularly the dvd r/w, awkwardly placed & unneeded tray for card and usb, cheesy button to open dvd and no activity lite

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: JordinW (costco.com)

this desktop rocks

 

Everything I need and more. It has everything I need for editing and movie making with room to spare....

ease of use

bullky heavy

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: TyPr (costco.com)

New Inspiron 600 hasn't worked more than two days in two weeks

 

Pros: New computer was fast and I liked the software that Dell already had installed. It worked great right out of the box but soon crashed.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: tom70 (costco.com)

Good but not great

 

I'm still learning to use the computer and like many features but I have problems with Windows 8. overall, however, I'm satisfied with the dell Inspiron 660 and would recommend it to others.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Thomas2013 (costco.com)

Windows Defender

 

I just got a Dell Inspiron 660, 64 bit. It came loaded with Windows 8 but the Windows Defender doesn't seem to work on this computer. I don't know why Defender came with a computer it won't work on.

can't run defender

May, 2013

Consumer review by: geekmaster (costco.com)

reliable

 

my new dell 660 is awesome! i've owned my fair share of dells over the years and they've never let me down. however my new dell 660 takes performance and reliability to a whole new level. i look forward to many years of dependable service from my new...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: PinkGator (costco.com)

I learned my lesson- only Dells from now on

 

I must say I love this PC. I use it for gaming, the complete Office suite, watching videos (sometimes multiple players at the same time) and having three different browsers open at one time. It never crashes! As people have mentioned it is incredibly...

quiet, fast, almost never crashes, can run many programs at once

none so far

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Willieone (costco.com)

Worse than my old one

 

Computer doesn't work very well. McAfee keeps popping up that I'm not registered. Can't download anything including Adobe Reader. May have to reconnect my old computer to get anything done. The only plus is that it is fast at what it does, which isn't...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Purple / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Black, White
Number of 3.5" bays:2
Number of 5.25" bays:2
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 115 - 230

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x DIMM / 2x DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
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:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

BIOS password: Yes
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
Speakers manufacturer:Dell
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials DVD
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 22
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:LED
Drivers included: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:104
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel B75 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel B75 Express
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2 / 21

Power

Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 115 - 230

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:G2020 / G2030 / G465 / G630 / G640 / G645 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-2320 / i5-3330 / i5-3330S / i5-3340
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:1.5 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:G2020 / G2030 / G465 / G630 / G640 / G645 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-2320 / i5-3330 / i5-3330S / i5-3340
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor G400 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G2000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D2 / E1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 65.5 / 67.4 / 69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 55 / 65 / 77 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:N / Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53426 / 53428 / 53446 / 53483 / 53486 / 65509 / 65510 / 65690 / 65693 / 69116 / 69363 / 71070 / 74749 / 76342
Processor code:SR02L / SR059 / SR05S / SR05W / SR0RS / SR0S8 / SR10H / SR163
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011C / PCG 2011D / PCG 2011С

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Ubuntu Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.3 / 17.7 / 19.6
Height:14.4 / 14.5
Weight:17.4
Width:6.89 / 7.2