Dell Inspiron 3646 i3646-1600BLK Desktop via Amazon
Black Dell Inspiron i3646-1600BLK is a budget desktop for light users in a compact package that looks good with a pretty design and will fit in nicely anywhere in your room. It will have to be one of the lowest cost deals out there for decent features and tech specs, it is suitable for anyone that wants an everyday things computer for entertainment or school work and can also be a great backup thing as it has such low price tag. Dell Inspiron i3646-1600BLK has the entry level dual core Intel Celeron J1800 processor (1MB Cache) at 2.41GHz to 2.58GHz speed with turbo boost, no hyper threading and with a Passmark benchmark score of 1056 as of now, 4GB DDR3L SDRAM system memory to work with demanding apps, multimedia and browsers simultaneously, 500GB Serial ATA hard drive which may look as average size but in fact lets you save hundreds of thousands of songs and photos and hundreds of high definition videos and has actually the 7200rpm rotating speed- faster than what you commonly find on other budget models.
The integrated Intel HD graphics is good enough for general multimedia tasks but when it comes to games it is only capable of running the older games fluently but not games like Witcher 3 or Far Cry 4. Sound quality is acceptable, especially for a budget PC, with the built-in Waves MaxxAudio and 5.1 Audio. Dell Inspiron i3646 weighs less than 11 pounds so it is lighter in weight than a lot of desktops out there (I think 21.5 inch iMac weighs about that) and measures 4 x 10.5 x 15 inches. It includes a wired English Dell USB Entry Keyboard and USB optical mouse but there is no monitor included in the package and if you need one you may just have a look through the suggestions on this product’s Amazon page. Design is what we see on the other modern Dell models, not different but is still sleek and smart and compact but enough space for the important parts and connectivity ports and enough ventilation on the sides too so you can work or play on it for hours and will not get hot. It has an Optical Drive- DVD Rom to read and write DVD’s if you like watching videos from DVD’s or music from CD’s, 802bgn Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet with RJ-45 connector for wired internet access, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 8-in-1 Media Card Reader, an HDMI output, a VGA port, a Headphone/microphone jack. Power button is at the front and all the connectivity options are located at the rear but are not so hard to reach.
Conclusion: Sleek and space saving Inspiron i3646-1600BLK with smooth black surface looks quite nice and modern and will leave you more space for your other stuff on your desk. Although the Celeron J1800 is an entry level processor, it is a nice one for running different apps smoothly and efficiently and will handle both Windows 8 and the current Windows 10 which you should upgrade to (free of charge) very well and you should have no problems with surfing the internet, watching movies, preparing your school assignments, listening to songs, checking your emails and working on Microsoft Word and Excel. 4GB RAM is probably the minimum or average I’d say for a budget desktop and will be more than adequate for a lot of people and it is upgradeable by the user if you’d like more memory but quite frankly the way this desktop PC is set up and the J1800 CPU we don’t think an 8GB memory will change things so much for you as you can already run several programs at once without much lagging or freezing. We like the 7200rpm speed although it is not as fast as a Solid State drive but SSD at this price level? It is very easy to set-up when you first take it out of the box, is easy to use and runs quietly and you won’t hear a thing even when you have it very close. You get the Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials, 30 day free trial versions of Microsoft Office and McAfee CB LiveSafe, have the ‘Backup and Restore’ integrated into Windows so you won’t have to worry about losing your important files but just create your own backup DVD within the first few days of using this PC. It comes with a 12 month limited In-Home warranty for hardware by the manufacturer, a User Manual and a power cord. Being an Energy Star qualified computer it will consume less energy than normal and overall it is quite good value for money.