Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Frontpage Deal

Dell Inspiron Desktop: i5-10400, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Win10 EXPIRED

$400
$579.99
w/ 2.5% SD Cashback + Free Shipping
+25 Deal Score
48,475 Views
Dell Home and Office has Dell Inspiron 3880 Desktop for $399.99. To earn 2.5% in Slickdeals Cashback, before purchase, follow the cashback instructions below. Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member Ctarmstrong for finding this deal.

Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-10400 Processor (6-Core, 12M Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.3GHz)
  • 8GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 200W PSU
  • Keyboard & Mouse Included
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Ports:
    • 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    • 4x USB 2.0
    • 1x HDMI 1.4b
    • 1x VGA
    • 1x RJ-45 Ethernet

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by
  • About this deal:
    • This price is $180 lower (31% savings) than the list price of $579.99
  • About this product:
    • 4.0 out of 5 stars by over 4,000 Dell customers
  • About this store:
    • The 30-day return period is calculated from invoice date. Exceptions to Dell's standard return policy still apply, and certain products are not eligible for return at any time. See dell.com/returnpolicy.

This deal may be eligible for up to 2.5%* at Dell Home & Office in Slickdeals Rewards (Cashback) via the Slickdeals Extension

**Note: This section is automatically added by Slickdeals when a deal also has an active SD Rewards Cashback Offer

BEFORE PURCHASE to qualify for cashback, visit this deal on a supported desktop browser (Chrome, Edge or Firefox) and follow the instructions. We're working on expanding this feature to other browsers in the future!

Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to Ctarmstrong for this post.
Thank you!
Ctarmstrong posted this deal. Say thanks!

Original Post

Written by
Edited July 9, 2021 at 09:19 AM by
in Desktop Computers (4)
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+25
48,475 Views
$400
$579.99
About the OP
Send Message
Joined Jun 2011 New User
18 Reputation Points
1 Deals Posted
12 Votes Submitted
4 Comments Posted
Questions & Answers BETA
JGuinan007 asked this question on 07-09-2021 at 10:45 AM
07-09-2021 at 05:14 PM
maybe not at high settings but can probably run it smooth at mid-range settings

65 Comments

1 2 3 4 5
Post to Q&A to get a quicker answer to your question!

Featured Comments

Everything you said is true however most i5's are now 6 core instead of 4 so they might be just fine. Yes even more cores would be better for some heavy duty video editing but I just wanted to point out the bump in cores to 6 and virtual cores to 12 on this CPU.

Traditionally over the years, the i5 was 4/0 and the i7 was 4/4 (real/virtual cores)

Today, for example...

i5 10400: 6/12 (from 4/0)
i7 10700: 8/16 (from 4/4)

So the i5 10400 is fine for video editing. The i7 is slightly better of course with an extra 2/4 cores but not nearly as much as in years past.
If you're in the market for a system like this, take a look at your local secondary markets (fb marketplace etc). There are a lot of people who bought similar systems to pull GPUs out of, and are trying to make back whatever they can on the rest of the system. In my area there are a number of i5 11400 HP TG01 systems around, with the 8gb/256gb configuration for under $300. It's a good time to be looking for a desktop if you don't need a GPU.
Processor
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400 processor(6-Core, 12M Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.3GHz)

Operating System
Windows 10 Home English

Graphics Card
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 with shared graphics memory

Hard Drive
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

Memoryi
8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz

Wireless
802.11ac 1x1 WiFi and Bluetooth

Keyboard
Dell KB216 Wired Keyboard English Black

Mouse
Dell MS116 Wired Mouse Black

Ports
4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
4 USB 2.0 ports
1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
1 Line-out port
1 HDMI 1.4b port
1 VGA port
1 RJ-45 ethernet port

Optical Drive
No Optical Drive

Slots
External:
1 SD 3.0 card-slot
1 Padlock ring slot
1 Kensington security-cable slot

Internal:
1 PCIe x16
1 PCIe x1
1 M.2 2230 slot for WiFi and Bluetooth combo card
1 M.2 2230/2280 slot for PCIe solid-state drive
2 SATA slots for 3.5-inch HDD, 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
1 SATA slot for slim Optical Disk Drive (ODD)

Dimensions & Weight
Height : 12.77 in. (324.30 mm)
Width: 6.06 in. (154 mm)
Depth: 11.54 in. (293 mm)
Starting weight: 10.85 lb (4.925 kg)
Weight (maximum): 13.26 lb (6.02 kg)

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2017
Deal or No Deal
1,239 Posts
406 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#3
Processor
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400 processor(6-Core, 12M Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.3GHz)

Operating System
Windows 10 Home English

Graphics Card
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 with shared graphics memory

Hard Drive
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

Memoryi
8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz

Wireless
802.11ac 1x1 WiFi and Bluetooth

Keyboard
Dell KB216 Wired Keyboard English Black

Mouse
Dell MS116 Wired Mouse Black

Ports
4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
4 USB 2.0 ports
1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
1 Line-out port
1 HDMI 1.4b port
1 VGA port
1 RJ-45 ethernet port

Optical Drive
No Optical Drive

Slots
External:
1 SD 3.0 card-slot
1 Padlock ring slot
1 Kensington security-cable slot

Internal:
1 PCIe x16
1 PCIe x1
1 M.2 2230 slot for WiFi and Bluetooth combo card
1 M.2 2230/2280 slot for PCIe solid-state drive
2 SATA slots for 3.5-inch HDD, 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
1 SATA slot for slim Optical Disk Drive (ODD)

Dimensions & Weight
Height : 12.77 in. (324.30 mm)
Width: 6.06 in. (154 mm)
Depth: 11.54 in. (293 mm)
Starting weight: 10.85 lb (4.925 kg)
Weight (maximum): 13.26 lb (6.02 kg)
Like Reaction
10
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
2
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2006
L5: Journeyman
660 Posts
96 Reputation
#4
Can this one used for photo/video editing by adding a new psu, 8g memory, a new ssd and a new graphic card? Basically is this one upgradable as a base with the CPI and motherboard?
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
3
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2005
L7: Teacher
2,025 Posts
501 Reputation
#5
Quote from slimwantsfat :
Can this one used for photo/video editing by adding a new psu, 8g memory, a new ssd and a new graphic card? Basically is this one upgradable as a base with the CPI and motherboard?
You probably don't need a high end GPU for video editing, which also makes the new PSU unnecessary. The number of CPU cores, memory, and fast storage will all be more important. I'd say upgrading to at least 16GB and adding more SSD storage will be all you need to turn this rig into a decent video editing machine.

That said, an i7 or i9 would be better for video editing than this i5 and you may want to consider those CPUs depending on how serious you are about video editing.
Like Reaction
7
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2004
L6: Expert
1,751 Posts
347 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#6
Quote from pdp76 :
You probably don't need a high end GPU for video editing, which also makes the new PSU unnecessary. The number of CPU cores, memory, and fast storage will all be more important. I'd say upgrading to at least 16GB and adding more SSD storage will be all you need to turn this rig into a decent video editing machine.

That said, an i7 or i9 would be better for video editing than this i5 and you may want to consider those CPUs depending on how serious you are about video editing.
Everything you said is true however most i5's are now 6 core instead of 4 so they might be just fine. Yes even more cores would be better for some heavy duty video editing but I just wanted to point out the bump in cores to 6 and virtual cores to 12 on this CPU.

Traditionally over the years, the i5 was 4/0 and the i7 was 4/4 (real/virtual cores)

Today, for example...

i5 10400: 6/12 (from 4/0)
i7 10700: 8/16 (from 4/4)

So the i5 10400 is fine for video editing. The i7 is slightly better of course with an extra 2/4 cores but not nearly as much as in years past.
Like Reaction
14
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
2
Nothelpful Reaction
1
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2010
L6: Expert
1,298 Posts
507 Reputation
#7
If you're in the market for a system like this, take a look at your local secondary markets (fb marketplace etc). There are a lot of people who bought similar systems to pull GPUs out of, and are trying to make back whatever they can on the rest of the system. In my area there are a number of i5 11400 HP TG01 systems around, with the 8gb/256gb configuration for under $300. It's a good time to be looking for a desktop if you don't need a GPU.
Like Reaction
15
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2016
What we think, we become
219 Posts
147 Reputation
#8
If you're thinking about this and getting a graphics card I STRONGLY encourage you to look at card costs. It is difficult to get a current generation card and prices are through the roof due to COVID, demand, and supply chain issues. My $150 card from two years ago is now $350 (and I wish I was joking). A lot of people are buying powerful desktops, stripping the graphics cards, and selling them separately. It's a crazy graphics card economy right now!

*Edit* Now I see the comments above and feel kinda silly. Truth, though!
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2006
L5: Journeyman
660 Posts
96 Reputation
#9
Thanks for commenting! I just want to gpu can support two ips full max resolution 27" monitors. If the stock card works, I am set with gpu. I do have a gpu can take off from my current 10 yr old dell and add to this one if necessary.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2017
L1: Learner
24 Posts
10 Reputation
#10
Quote from slimwantsfat :
Can this one used for photo/video editing by adding a new psu, 8g memory, a new ssd and a new graphic card? Basically is this one upgradable as a base with the CPI and motherboard?
Probably you can, provided that psu is standard, some manufactures have started to use non-standard psus. I would rather get Mac mini with 16GB, about same price.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
2
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2009
L5: Journeyman
901 Posts
126 Reputation
#11
Quote from Bozanimal :
If you're thinking about this and getting a graphics card I STRONGLY encourage you to look at card costs. It is difficult to get a current generation card and prices are through the roof due to COVID, demand, and supply chain issues. My $150 card from two years ago is now $350 (and I wish I was joking). A lot of people are buying powerful desktops, stripping the graphics cards, and selling them separately. It's a crazy graphics card economy right now!

*Edit* Now I see the comments above and feel kinda silly. Truth, though!
I think prices are about to start coming down...

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-gefor...crackdown/
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2006
L10: Grand Master
8,795 Posts
973 Reputation
#12
Can this iGPU do 4k or 2k/144htz smoothness with everyday web browsing? I don't game but do want that smoothness for everyday usage. Thanks!
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2021
New User
10 Posts
14 Reputation
#13
Quote from jomeyq :
If you're in the market for a system like this, take a look at your local secondary markets (fb marketplace etc). There are a lot of people who bought similar systems to pull GPUs out of, and are trying to make back whatever they can on the rest of the system. In my area there are a number of i5 11400 HP TG01 systems around, with the 8gb/256gb configuration for under $300. It's a good time to be looking for a desktop if you don't need a GPU.
Yes, look locally, they're crazy cheap! Some companies will even transfer the warranty. I know Dell will if you have the service tag number and the name and zip code of the original buyer. HP transfers, too.

For those asking about the PSU, it is proprietary, and not standard form factor. Upgrades are pretty limited on these, but an extra fan (with fan splitter) and vetroo v5 CPU cooler would be good for more intense workloads.
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users Show Post
HIDDEN
07-09-2021 at 07:35 AM
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2021
L6: Expert
1,651 Posts
194 Reputation
#15
Quote from Tnyc :
Can this iGPU do 4k or 2k/144htz smoothness with everyday web browsing? I don't game but do want that smoothness for everyday usage. Thanks!
Nope.
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Page 1 of 5
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 

Trending Stores

Coupons for Popular Stores

Link Copied to Clipboard

Slickdeals is community-supported. We may get paid by brands or deals, including promoted items.