Dell Inspiron i3847-5078BK 3000 Series Desktop Review

Dell Inspiron i3847-5078BK 3000 Series Desktop Review

Dell Inspiron i3847-5078BK Desktop
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Dell Inspiron i3847-5078BK is a compact yet powerful desktop that is also easy to upgrade- ability to add more hard drive, memory and more but it already comes with a very capable 4th generation i5 CPU, lots of RAM and storage- definitely more than adequate for regular tasks, is also suitable for gaming and uses less power. It is also nice to have the ever popular Windows 7 pre-installed, as not many PCs seem to have it these days.

Dell Inspiron comes with the 4th generation quad core Intel i5-4460 processor (6M Cache) with a base speed of 3.2 GHz and up to 3.4 GHz speed with turbo boost, 8 GB dual channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600 MHz (4GBx2) to multitask multiple apps and programs smoothly and easily while keeping tens of browsers open, 1TB Serial ATA HDD at 7200 rpm as great amount of storage space for most people with faster than normal read/write times and the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium operating system- especially for those that hate or dislike the Windows 8. You have the PocketCloud 2.0 to give you instant access to your data on other desktops, laptops, tablets or smart phones. The desktop has a solid feel with decent components, everything seems to run very fast and it starts up quite fast- even without the upgrades.

There is naturally no monitor included with it and what you get is the desktop PC, keyboard and mouse (both wired). You can choose to connect it to your HDTV but we always recommend using a good quality monitor to have better experience overall. It has the integrated Intel HD 4600 (superior to Intel HD 4000 and 4400 found on many current systems) with 350 MHz graphics base frequency that is Intel Wireless Display and Intel Flexible Display Interface capable and that is able to support up to three displays. It is good enough for all the daily stuff like web browsing, playing videos and some games, as well as running business applications but if you are going to edit complex multimedia or play more advanced games, you’ll see a free slot available you can use to put your dedicated graphics card for better performance. There are no speakers on the system but the Integrated 5.1 Audio to give you decent sound with the right set of speakers or through the monitor or HDTV.

Dell Inspiron i3847-5078BK 3000 Series Desktop Review
Black and silver Dell Inspiron i3847 has the measurements of 14.5 x 7 x 17 inches. It comes with a standard but comfortable wired Dell KB113 USB Multimedia Keyboard and a wired Dell MS111 USB 3-button Optical Mouse. The connectivity options include 2 x USB 3.0 ports for up to 10 times quicker transfer of data, 6 x USB 2.0 ports, Dell Wireless-N 1705 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 tied to wireless card to link wirelessly with other Bluetooth enabled speakers, printers, keyboard etc., RJ-45 port for wired Ethernet connection, Tray Load DVD Drive that reads and writes to DVD and CD, 8-in-1 Media Card Reader, HDMI port, VGA port, Audio Line In and Audio Line Out.

Conclusion: Dell Inspiron i3847-5078BK is a fast and powerful user-friendly desktop PC that is easy to set-up and operate and comes pretty much free of junk and bloatware installed on it. Quad core i5-4460 seems to perform very well in daily computing, with also the 8GB RAM that helps the ease of multitasking. This is a great system for any regular customer looking for a system that works very efficiently on a day-today basis and that comes with expandability of already good size memory, hard drive, graphics card and more. 300 watt power supply is a bit small and you may need to change it if you upgrade to a better dedicated graphics card. It works quietly, generates little heat and uses less power thanks to its Haswell processor (Energy Star certified). All the useful connectivity options are also covered. It also comes with a 12 month In-Home warranty and great customer service / technical support by Dell if and when you need them.

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Rating: 2.9/5 (25 votes cast)
Dell Inspiron i3847-5078BK 3000 Series Desktop Review, 2.9 out of 5 based on 25 ratings

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