Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 Power Desktop Review

January 25, 2016
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If you are in need of a powerful All-in-One desktop, Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 might be able to help you. It’s full of high-end components such as the newest generation Core i5 processor and adequate 12GB memory. But it’s not all great either, there are bad things about the desktop too. Let me tell you more about this computer below…

Is it good for a casual user?

Sure, Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 is good for all everyday programs. To be honest, every computer is. The processor is Intel Core i5-6400T, a power-user friendly, quad-core unit with 2.2GHz clock speed and 2.8GHz turbo. The i5-6400T gets around 5200 points in CPU Mark benchmark which means it’s suitable for heavier programs as well, including various image editors like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

The desktop contains two memory slots, and those are filled with 8GB and 4GB DDR3L (1600MHz) sticks. So we see the current memory amount is 12GB. If you want the maximum, that is 16GB (two 8GB modules) but it’s not going to help a lot if you’re upgrading from 12GB to 16GB RAM. Anyway, the current twelve gigabytes is good for casual and power users alike.

The worst thing in this computer is the hard drive. Surely it’s huge – 1TB – so all your files will fit there. But the bad thing is the performance, spindle speed being 5400RPM Windows and applications start-up times won’t be very fast. This is not a huge nuisance but something to keep in mind. You can always replace the drive if you want a bigger one – the desktop has slot for one 2.5″ unit.

Is the desktop good for gaming?

I’m not going to recommend Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 for gamers. That’s because it lacks the most important thing players are after: a dedicated graphics card. Indeed, there’s only integrated Intel HD 530 available. You’re able to fire up and play many not-so-demanding games like Sims 4, League of Legends and Counter-Strike:Go even with a lot of eye candy on. However, most triple A games run slower. For example, using normal settings and 1366×768, GTA 5 is going to give 30-40FPS.

Keep in mind that installing a dedicated graphics card here is not possible.

What ports and connections are there?

If you want to plug in printers, scanners or extra drives to Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 feel free to do so – the desktop features two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports. For video, there are both HDMI in and out – so you can hook up a second monitor and use the computer through that, or hook up a device like gaming console and play that through the desktop’s own screen.

Audio connectors are not fancy, just microphone and headset ports are available.

The computer features 802.11ac WiFi connector for wireless networking. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 too. For those who prefer cable also Gigabit RJ-45 port is available.

DVD burner is included, so is a memory card reader that works with SD and MMC cards.

The desktop features a 1280×720 webcam, it should be very sufficient for occasional video chats on Skype.

Other important things

A part of Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 is the screen, it’s a 23.8″ display with Full HD resolution support. Simply put, it’s a regular desktop monitor with the computer components installed inside. The display supports touch and panel type is IPS (which means around 180 degree viewing angles and more accurate colors than cheaper TN-based screens).

As the monitor is included, so are keyboard and mouse.

The operating system is Windows 10 Home, 64-bit.

This computer doesn’t run on battery, you always need it connected to a power socket.


Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 is a Plug’n’Play package, everything is included: the actual computer, monitor, input devices, webcam. The components are rather powerful, so running even more advanced programs will be a walk in the park. Just watch for heavyweight games, they will not do well on this desktop. So if it’s a powerful All-in-One you need for everything but gaming purposes, this Dell should not let you down.

2 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron 24 5000 i5459 Power Desktop Review

  1. Jean Johnson

    I want to put a Hannspree (HT231) monitor on this All-in-one but the Hanspree does not have any HDMI ports so I got an HDMI to VGA adapter (the Hanspree has VGA and DVI) but it did not work, have you any suggestions????

    Thank you


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