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Dell Inspiron 545

Dell Inspiron 545
alaScore 85

114 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Dell Inspiron 545. 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. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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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.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 545

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 545 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 Piano Black Desktop PC with 22-Inch HD Monitor (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 545 review: Dell Inspiron 545

 

Dell Inspiron 545

Large 1TB hard drive; HDMI video output; strong online technical support.

Outperformed by a Gateway that costs $200 less, and an Asus that costs only $30 more; overly spare connectivity.

Dell seems to have missed a beat in this year's round of back-to-school retail desktops, and the Inspiron 545 is no exception. Its competition has too much to offer in the way of performance and features, leaving Dell with little but its established...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 545s review: Dell Inspiron 545s

 

Dell Inspiron 545s

Larger slim tower case allows for extra upgradeability; respectable single-application performance; large hard drive for its price.

Can't outperform a less expensive Gateway; outdated connectivity options.

The Dell Inspiron 545s cuts a more robust profile than other budget Inspirons by offering better upgrade options and some decent performance for its price. It has a hard time challenging Gateway's strong budget slim tower, but this Dell might sway you,...

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by : wubayou (devhardware.com)

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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (computer-reviews.net)

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?

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 545s slimline desktop PC

 

A classy Dell desktop that skimps on connectivity

Good performance, attractive design, easily upgradeable

Outmoded graphics card, not much in the way of connectivity

When it comes to processing power and overall performance, the Dell Inspiron 545s is a reasonable proposition for the asking price. However, it lacks ports that some users might consider essential. All in all, an average effort.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 545

 
May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 545s slimline desktop PC

 

A classy Dell desktop that skimps on connectivity

Good performance, attractive design, easily upgradeable

Outmoded graphics card, not much in the way of connectivity

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 545/8707 review

 

The Inspiron 545/8707 has a neat, stylish case with flip-down panels that hide the drive bays.

If you're not into gaming, the Inspiron 545/8707's quiet nature may appeal, but there are better deals available.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 545s review

 

Sleek, shiny and aggressively colourful, the Dell Inspiron 545s falls into the same ‘look at me' camp as Apple's curvier offerings. It will serve as an office desktop or a general purpose PC for the home - though gaming is not its forte.

All up, the Dell Inspiron 545s is a reasonable offering that ticks most boxes on the casual shopper's wishlist. By the same token, it's completely unremarkable in most respects.

Aug, 2009

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

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Black / Black, Orange / Black, Pink

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17in
Height:14.9in
Weight:16.1lbs
Width:4.2in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power supply:250

Expansion Slots

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3100
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:545s
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Mainboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

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
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:250

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.6GHz/2.93GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:82
Processor:E5200
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Wolfdale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E5200
Processor Number:E5300/E7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0
Tcase:74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

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
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 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:37212
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Basic

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
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:320

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17
Height:14.9
Weight:16.1
Width:4.17