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Dell Inspiron 660S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 reviews of Dell Inspiron 660S. 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 reliability and design. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron 660S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 660S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 660S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 660s Desktop PC (White) -(Pentium G630 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, WLAN, Windows 7 HP 64-Bit)Dell Inspiron 660s Desktop PC (White) -(Pentium G630 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD-RW, WLAN, Windows 7 HP 64-Bit)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 660S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 732 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 660S 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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 660s i660s-3848BK DesktopDell Inspiron 660s i660s-3848BK Desktop

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Overall, Dell Inspiron 660 serves as a true value for money with its state of art technology compressed in a space saving design , so that one can perform routine computing with smart connecting features .

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Extremely Upset

 

No pros

Hardrive died w/in 1 year. No warranty offered. Horrible experience

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

As advertised - A basic PC

 

Build quality is OK. Reminds me of the Vostro line. Basic design with a flimsy plastic facade. You will also want to purchase a 16GB USB thumb drive to use to create the "restore disk". No using DVDs anymore (?). I suggest using the Windows restore...

First Celeron PC I have used since the 300a (remember that one? If you don't... Get off my lawn!) Adequately powered for basic tasks. This is a parent PC and is perfectly suited for the task ; Comes with a keyboard and mouse, though they are pretty cheap

As already mentioned expect to uninstall a fair amount of bloatware. Not as bad as other machines I've set up and it was all easy to uninstall. I haven't seen any nagging popups as mentioned by the other reviewer though I uninstalled *everything* that...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Deal for Beginners

 

After four months, this desktop is still going strong. It handles everything from writing reports to watching movies and playing games. I left it on for 2 weeks and it hasn't even slowed down once. I recommend upgrading your keyboard and mouse as the...

Affordable. It is everything you need to get started without having to buy things separately. Comes with a nice 23" LED screen and speakers. Plenty of front and back USB ports for my daily needs. The tower is small and light enough to not take up space

The keyboard and mouse are not very flexible. I keep hitting the sleep button on keyboard. The mouse doesn't have a long enough cord that would allow some distance from the tower ; After the Windows 8.1 update, I had to downgrade my OS to Windows 7

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

good basic machine

 

good basic machine, good price

none

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Solid small machine

 

This machine has been exactly what I wanted, a small silent well performing media pc. The only problem I have is that the Intel video does not support hd audio through hdmi. This is a pain and causes XBMC to not function correctly. If you wont to use...

Small form factor, appealing case design. Low energy, silent operation

The built in Intel HD video does not pass HD audio through the hdmi port

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice slim system with an attractive price -- thanks Newegg

 

I just purchased it after my XPS 420 (may have) died on me, and decided to get one. Originally I was planning on creating my own system. Anyway, setup was a breeze, and everything's included. I love the fact that I can upgrade to a higher GHz processor...

Easy to set up, compact, and faster set up

None... as of yet

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Small, inexpensive, but saddled with Win 8

 

It's a small, relatively fast machine. If you need an inexpensive machine and can't wait for a slickdeal to roll around, this is a great choice

Machine would not activate Windows 8 over the internet. I had to do a phone activation to get it to work, which is rather annoying. Windows 8 itself is a con... I would have much preferred Windows 7 on there. This was my first experience with Windows...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (costco.com)

Dell 660s

 

No 8-in-1 Media Card Reader...said it should have one! Missing DVI port? Very fast boot/shutdown time, whisper quiet! Needed a PC for photos this is the ticket. UPS delivery would have made me happier.

good value

waitig all day on fedex

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Very pleased with purchase

 

Very compact so takes up minimum space on desk but has all features and power required.

Oct, 2012
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Mini Tower / SFF
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:220
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200 - 240

Expansion Slots

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / 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:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 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: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
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):-10 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Professional
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.94 x 14.8 x 10.4
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:ATI, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of hard drives supported:1
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight:13.2 / 13.7

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials DVD / McAfee Security Center / McAfee SecurityCenter 11.6, Microsoft Office Trial / Microsoft Office trial, McAfee Security Center
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:18.5 / 20
Display included:No / Yes
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Type:LED
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel B75 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel B75 Express
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS
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
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:220
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 200 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 19 / 20 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 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:G1620 / G2020 / G2030 / G460 / G465 / G470 / G630 / G645 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3330 / i5-3330S / i5-3340S / i5-3450 / i5-3450S
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.5
Processor cache:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron G / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:G1620 / G2020 / G2030 / G460 / G465 / G470 / G630 / G645 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i3-3220 / i3-3240 / i5-3330 / i5-3330S / i5-3340S / i5-3450 / i5-3450S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor G1000 series for Desktop / 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 Core i5-3400 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:E1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.3 / 65.5 / 67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 55 / 65 / 77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
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:No / 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
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 / Yes
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):N / 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 / 53483 / 63913 / 65509 / 65510 / 65511 / 65512 / 65690 / 65693 / 69116 / 69363 / 71070 / 71073 / 74390 / 74749 / 76343
Processor code:SR05S / SR05W / SR0GR / SR0RS / SR0S7 / SR0S8 / SR10H / SR10L / SR163
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2011D / PCG 2011С

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Security Center / McAfee SecurityCenter 11.6, Microsoft Office Trial
Drivers included:Y
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8 / 3.94
Height:10.4 / 10.7
Weight:13.2 / 13.7
Width:14.8 / 3.94