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Dell Inspiron 530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1329 reviews of Dell Inspiron 530. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer SystemDell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer System

Feb, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive, whereas comments are divided on the size. Many are negative about the reliability and usability.

price, design

usability, reliability

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Desktop Inspiron 530 DesktopDell Desktop Inspiron 530 Desktop

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Brian K. Neal (

Dell Inspiron 530


The Dell Inspiron 530 may outperform its budget competition, but the overall package leaves something to be desired.

Good performance. Decent expansion options. Bloatware-free configuration.

Lacks Media Center functionality. Smallish hard drive. Only 30 days of McAfee virus protection.

More Desktop Reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (

Dell Inspiron 530 Value Desktop PC


Impressive performance aided by dedicated graphics makes this model the best value in our test group of low-cost desktops.

Strong performance in all benchmarks ; Discrete graphics card

FireWire ports not standard ; Requires tools for upgrades

If you want a value desktop with an excellent price-to-performance ratio and some room to grow, Dell's Inspiron 530 is arguably the best deal among the budget PCs we've tested recently

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Dell Inspiron 530


The Dell Inspiron 530 was powerful enough to earn superior scores (for a value PC) in both its productivity and graphics performance tests, yet it's quite inexpensive at $689 (as of 2/7/08).

Strong performance in all benchmarks ; Discrete graphics card

FireWire ports not standard ; Requires tools for upgrades

Impressive application and graphics performance aided by dedicated graphics make this the best value in our test group.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (

Dell Inspiron 530


Dell Inspiron 530

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Review and Ratings


Dell's Inspiron 530 budget configuration is weak in terms of performance, but offers a strong selection of service and support options.

Above-average performance for the price

No FireWire ports standard ; Limited expandability

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Dell Inspiron 530 Review and Prices


Dell's new Inspiron 530 desktop computers start out at an excellent budget price, although the components you get for the $400 original sticker price aren't exactly cutting edge.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Dell Inspiron 530


Stylish, white and easy to use and it's not even made by Apple.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : TechRadar (

Dell Inspiron 530 review


Dell's latest desktops compete well on both price and performance

Good selection of software included ; Bargain price

2.1 speakers ; Slow processor

Bargain PC, lots of storage space

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : PC Advisor (

Dell Inspiron 530/2583 review


It's difficult to position Dell's Inspiron 530/2583 within our chart. It may have come in fifth place, but it hasn't really been running the same race.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

Dell Inspiron 530/1142 budget desktop PC review


The Dell Inspiron 530/1142 comes with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor and 4GB of DDR2-667 memory, making it ideal for those who like to run multiple apps simultaneously or make heavy use of programs that can take advantage of those extra cores,...

The Dell Inspiron 530/1142 has its perks. As well as its multitasking capabilities, it comes with an enormous storage capacity of 965GB and a TV tuner. Its 20in AOC monitor is also a decent component, providing considerably more desktop space than the...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Do more with dual-core power. To meet your PC needs, the Dell Inspiron 530s built with the Intel Pentium processor. Dual core processors are 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 DVDs 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. Save desk space and enjoy high definition viewing with one of Dell's generation flat panel monitors. Enjoy terrific depth, bright, rich colors, and dark blacks, plus high resolution images.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower/Slim tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower/Slim tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB/6MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/512KB/6MB/8MB


Certification:FCC Class B, CE, VCCI, C-Tick
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black, Silver / Black, White
LED Indicators: Yes
Product color:Black,Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display included: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in/19in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/48.3cm/55.9cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):7.2
Power supply:250 / 300


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT / AMD Radeon HD 2400 Pro / AMD Radeon HD 2400 XT / Intel GMA 3100
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron


Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz/800MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: No

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 relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Built-in camera: Yes
Display:LCD / LCD, E207WFP
Expansion Slots:- 2 x PCI\n- 1 x PCIe x1\n- 1 x PCIe x16
External drive bays:1 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5" / 2 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5"
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Keyboard Special Features:USB
Model availability:DK
Networking features:802.11b/g
Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish,\nMcAfee Security Centre 9.0
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display Diagonal:19 / 20 / 22 / 24
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1440 x 900 / 1680 x 1050 / 1920 x 1200
Mouse included: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Packaging Data

Package weight:16


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

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: Yes
DVI-I ports quantity:1
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 / 4 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):7.2
Power supply:250 / 300


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.5GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:167 / 410 / 582
Processing die size:107 / 111 / 286
Processor:Armada 510 / E4600 / E8300 / E8400 / PXA510 / Q6600
Processor cache:2 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Conroe / Kentsfield / Wolfdale
Processor core voltage (AC):0.85 – 1.5
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad / Marvell ARM
Processor frequency:1 / 2.4 / 2.83 / 3
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:Armada 510 / E4600 / E8300 / E8400 / PXA510 / Q6600
Processor Number:440/E2160/E2180/E2200/E4500/E4600/E7200/Q6600/Q9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo E4000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q6000 series
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / G0 / M0
Tcase:72.4 / 73.3 / B3=62.2; G0=71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95, 105
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
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
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: 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): 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:29765 / 32242 / 33910 / 35070
Processor code:SLA94 / SLAPJ / SLB9J
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish,\nMcAfee Security Centre 9.0
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 320 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:DataSafe
Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB/500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100/Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.1 / 4.69
Height:0.984 / 14.3
Package weight:16
Width:3.94 / 6.69 / 6.97