Many people who want a desktop don’t want to go through the hassle of buying every “part” of their computer separately: system unit, monitor, keyboard and mouse, that is. In that case, All-in-One like Dell Inspiron i3455-10041BLK desktop can be a good choice. Every required part is included so you only need to plug in the computer and you’re ready to rock. Well, another question is whether a desktop like this Dell is actually worth the money or not…
What does it offer for a casual user?
As said above, Dell Inspiron i3455-10041BLK (like every All-in-One desktop) is very convenient because all the necessary devices are included. Wireless keyboard and mouse are there, and the 23.3″ anti-glare display sports 1920×1080 resolution, giving you as much screen estate as on separate PC displays. Also touch is supported, and the IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel type means that viewing angles from sides are (or are very close) to 180 degrees.
As for the components in engine room, there is enough grunt for a web browser, YouTube, or even occasional Photoshop work. The processor is AMD A8-7410, a four-core unit with 2.2 – 2.5GHz clock speed (the latter with turbo). It’s not really a beast – ~2600 CPU Mark points is comparable to older 4th generation Intel Core i3s – but for all the aforementioned stuff the AMD works.
The desktop comes with one 8GB memory stick, very sufficient for smooth operations. There is another slot free if you want to upgrade to 16GB (the maximum memory here). One terabyte 5400RPM hard drive is offered for storage, you won’t find it slow unless you’ve tried a new SSD-equipped computer. A solid-state drive can be installed on this machine as well, but before that you need to take out the hard drive.
How about for a gamer?
Because of the integrated graphics card, Dell Inspiron i3455-10041BLK does not offer too much for gamers. Name of the graphics chip is AMD Radeon R5 M330 and its performance can be compared to the better known Intel HD 4000. So in real life, turnings settings to low and resolution 1366×768 should give you ~25FPS on games like GTA 5. It’s not cool but somewhat playable. Luckily, older games (such as Minecraft and World of Warcraft) will run better on this rig.
Keep in mind that even though the Dell is a desktop, there’s no way of adding a dedicated graphics card because of the system unit’s limited size behind the screen.
What devices can be connected?
For starters, you can plug in another monitor to Dell Inspiron i3455-10041BLK if you’re not happy with its own display: there is HDMI-output for that. There are also connectors for microphone, headphone and line-out, the last one works with speakers.
USB ports are four – two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 – those accept devices like printers, scanners and external drives.
The desktop is equipped with a tray-load DVD burner and media card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC) for some local data transferring.
You probably want to connect the computer to Internet too, that is possible with the 100Mbps RJ-45 port if you want to use cable, or with the 802.11bgn WiFi adapter if wireless is your cup of tea (Bluetooth 4.0 is supported too).
Other benefits you might find interesting
The desktop features a webcam, it offers 1280×720 resolution for video which should suffice for casual video chatting.
OS for this computer is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).
Dell Inspiron i3455-10041BLK is quite honestly a typical All-in-One: convenient but quite low-end performance. The AMD processor isn’t exactly a powerful model, although throw a lightweight program like web browser or Word processor at it and there will be no problems whatsoever. Another thing you should keep in mind is the limited gaming performance: this is a desktop but not a player’s desktop. So, if you want a decent All-in-One solution for non-demanding use – such as home or office – look no further, this Dell should put a smile on your face!