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Dell Inspiron Small Desktop

Dell Inspiron Small Desktop
alaScore 86

450 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of Dell Inspiron Small Desktop. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


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

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Not your grandfathers computer.


I found the Inspiron 3252 to be more then i could ever have imagine. But! Make sure to read up on the directions. There is a a lot more to this wondeful PC then just facebook. The quality of pictures is amazing. Be sure to use this great product and...

May, 2017

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Unexpected restarts


The computer works fine but it often reports some kind of error has taken place and then it automatically restarts. Its a pain in the butt. It always happens at the worst possible times. Sometimes it happens while on the internet and sometimes it...

May, 2017

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May, 2017

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Happy Happy Happy


I had some issues setting this up with two monitors due to the connections and cords needed. The people at Dell were more than helpful giving me the information I needed to find the right cords and set everything up for me to work from home! Everything...

May, 2017

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Replace Hard Drive


It's a new computer and I have to replace the Hard Drive. I hope I'm doing everything right! Never did anything like this before. Not sure and thrilled about this.

May, 2017

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New PC,Wifi keyboard,


All is working well...not crazy about Windows 10, but will give it some more time to get use too. Not sure why my Number Lock on my wireless keyboard won't stay set. Every time the PC is shut down it goes off. .. which is annoying to set each time.

May, 2017

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It's a lovely desktop, takes up very little space... small but packs a lot of power, I am very pleased... my last system was running Vista, so this is very new to me... but I'm having a lot of fun learning all about it's new O/S.. Windows 10,...

May, 2017

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This Inspiron 3252 has exceeded what I expected It is small in size but has power. I would reccommend it highly.

May, 2017

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DVD/CD player/Computer Nosie


Ive been trying to contact Dell Customer Help line because my new computeR THE (3255) DVD/CD player won't eject normally/this machine makes a lot of noise ,(grinding/ won;t play the DVD/CD,have to use a paper clip to eject the DVD/CD

Apr, 2017

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love my computer


I got my computer 3 days after ordering it. it was easy to set up and off I went.

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Chassis type:Small Desktop
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:100 - 240
Power supply input voltage:50 - 60


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:16
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
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 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 drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N


Audio system:MaxxAudio
Compatible processor series:Celeron, Pentium
Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:100 - 240
Power supply input voltage:50 - 60


Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.4
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Braswell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Pentium
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:N3700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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 HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:87261
Processor code:SR29E
Processor package size:25
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity: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:500

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