The main question about Dell Inspiron i3650-3756SLV is, what benefits does it offer to you? Well, it offers quite a powerful set of components inside: a new Core i5 processor and “power user proof” 12GB memory as well. However, there are also some things that might speak against getting this Dell. Read on to find out my views about this below…
What is it good for?
Dell Inspiron i3650-3756SLV is a very decent desktop for pretty much all software I can think about. Its processor, the Intel Core i5-6400 belongs to the high end category: four cores, 2.7GHz clock speed and 3.3GHz turbo. The CPU Mark score is around 6500, which is close to the ultimate performance processors of +8000 points. In addition, the desktop’s 12GB memory (one 8GB and one 4GB stick) is nothing to be ashamed of – it’s going to take you far no matter what program you try to run. For your information, maximum memory is 16GB.
The desktop is also good for data storage. Its one terabyte hard drive can host data equivalent to ca. 200 DVDs. You don’t necessarily need any external storage, like cloud, when using this computer.
Accessing Internet is effortless, as the Dell also comes with a WiFi adapter (802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0). Of course, also Gigabit RJ-45 port is offered for connecting with cable.
What is it bad for?
Dell Inspiron i3650-3756SLV is not ideal for gaming. It doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card installed, just the integrated Intel HD 530. You are able to play games but not enjoy high details and resolution. For example, you can throw GTA 5 at this rig and it’s going to run at ~25FPS played on normal settings and 720p resolution. But, there is a PCI-e x16 slot for a dedicated graphics card inside. Just remember you probably need to upgrade PSU too, it’s a low-end one from what I can see.
Not an absolute bad thing, but there are opinions about such a large hard drive. It can surely take a lot of data, but you would reach much better transfer rates with a solid-state drive. There are no empty slots for an extra drive, so you need to take out the default hard drive if you want to put SSD here.
Other things to keep in mind
There are basic audio ports at your disposal (headset, microphone and line in/out) so connecting speakers and other audio devices works.
Six USB ports are available, although just two are USB 3.0 and four are USB 2.0.
To plug in a monitor, you can use the HDMI and VGA ports in the back panel.
Tray-load DVD burner is installed, working with CDs and DVDs but not with BluRay. Media card reader (SD, SDXC, SDHC, MMC and MMC+) is included, too.
You don’t need to get keyboard and mouse separately, those are included (they’re the wired type). Also Windows 10 Home is pre-installed. Monitor is not included.
Dell Inspiron i3650-3756SLV is a capable desktop at least for home and office use. I’d even recommend it for a power user because of the engine room: it houses components with a lot of “grunt”. However, what it doesn’t house is a dedicated graphics card; hence, if you’re going to play games, be prepared for less eye candy (unless you install graphics card, that is). But there is nothing greatly wrong about the computer, do take a closer look if you’re interested in it!