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Dell Inspiron Desktop - 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400 - Windows 11 $549.98

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Processor & Memory:
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400 (6-Core) Processor
12GB DDR4 2933MHz RAM

Drives:
1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive + 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows 11 Home (64-bit)

Graphics & Video:
Integrated Intel® UHD 730 Graphics
Monitor Not Included

Communications:
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (2x2/160) Gig+ and Bluetooth®
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Audio:
Dell Onboard, C-Media Stereo Codec Audio

Keyboard & Mouse:
Dell Wired Keyboard & Mouse

Ports & Slots:
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
4x USB 2.0
1x 5-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMC+)
1x HDMI Out
1x Headphone Jack

Additional Information:
Dimensions: 11.54" L x 6.06" W x 12.77" H


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bcotton asked this question on 05-16-2022 at 02:31 PM
05-16-2022 at 02:31 PM
Installing a GPU is not very hard. OPen the system, plug in the GPU.

But you'd have to be careful what GPU you get and what will work in the system.
I can't find anywhere what the Watt rating on the PSU is included in the system. That could be a problem with a Dell prebuilt. They tend to go with smallish PSU ratings.
If the Dell PSU isn't decent Watt then it won't handle better GPUs.
05-16-2022 at 02:31 PM
Since the PSU is only 260 watts, you will need to upgrade the PSU before adding a GPU. But the PSU is proprietary so if you upgrade the PSU you can only use a Dell PSU or you can use a standardized PSU you will need adapters and it probably won't fit in the case.
05-16-2022 at 02:31 PM
The other commenter is right, you'll need to make sure you have enough power (I don't even know if the pre-builts come with extra PSU cords) and that it will fit. For a long time the 1050ti was one of the better ones for these systems since it would run off the motherboard with no extra power cord required. I believe the Nvidia 1650, and the AMD 460/550/560 will run off the motherboard as well, though do double check the model specifically.

Physically adding it is usually pretty easy, open the case and plug it in.

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You posted it…..you tell us!
I cant find anything to compete with it.
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Get yourself a cheap GPU like a RX 6400 and you have a decent Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnight, etc system for a kid.
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Get yourself a cheap GPU like a RX 6400 and you have a decent Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnight, etc system for a kid.
would about for office work? multi-tasking, internet, word, excel, pdf editing and such.
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would about for office work? multi-tasking, internet, word, excel, pdf editing and such.
Would be perfect as is for that.
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For office type work, they are all fine. If you do want to do some light gaming, then the 2 you posted would be better for that but you would probably want to get another 8GB of RAM for them. If you dont do any gaming they would all work fine as is for office/web stuff.
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Beware OEM proprietary power supplies and cases if you plan to add a graphics card. This is a fine office computer though.
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Probably a decent deal, even though I think this has been this price for a while or on sale often.

Costco's warranty is the advantage over similar specs and prices.

However, I think most PCs in this low to mid range are kind of trashy. Dell has gotten cheap, along with seemingly every other company. Personally, I would be inclined to spend $200-$300 more for a higher quality machine. Also, 16GB RAM is kind of the new minimum, IMO, and while RAM is cheap, I don't want to bother with buying and installing.

Just my 2 cents.
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Beware OEM proprietary power supplies and cases if you plan to add a graphics card. This is a fine office computer though.
It is worse than that, Dell now uses a custom motherboard as well, so if anything breaks, you really have to go to them for repair / replacement / upgrade.

Dell has also apparently been making it very difficult to avoid getting a service contract on their systems. I was a huge Dell fan and recommended them to my "non tech" friends, but not anymore.

With that said, if you are someone who needs a good office type computer and your plans are to buy new over upgrade in the future, this is a pretty good OK system at a good price. The on board graphics and the small M.2 SSD are a let down.
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I'm looking for a new home office desktop. No gaming at all. Office and Quickbooks only.

I've been looking for a month or so here. Not many office desktops being posted. Most are with gaming in mind.

I don't have a problem with the proprietary Dell build. But the price seems maybe only slightly below normal at best.

If it was a $100 less I'd probably jump on this and be done with it. Or am I off base, and this is a good deal? I used to be up on all the specs many years ago, but don't keep up with things PC these days.

How to satisfy the slickdeal mindset within me?
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I'm looking for a new home office desktop. No gaming at all. Office and Quickbooks only.

I've been looking for a month or so here. Not many office desktops being posted. Most are with gaming in mind.

I don't have a problem with the proprietary Dell build. But the price seems maybe only slightly below normal at best.

If it was a $100 less I'd probably jump on this and be done with it. Or am I off base, and this is a good deal? I used to be up on all the specs many years ago, but don't keep up with things PC these days.

How to satisfy the slickdeal mindset within me?
If you re in a city, find a local electronics recycler.

I got a quad core hyperthreaded i5 micro desktop for $75.

Got a $900 ultramicro 6 core hyperthreaded 16gb ram sandwich sized desktop for $125. It was only 2 years old. Put a 1tb ssd in it and gave it to my girlfriend for college -- it's a badass little box, silent, and velcros behind a monitor for a clean look.

TLDR get off lease business pcs locally from a recycler. Best values in tech.
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If it was a $100 less I'd probably jump on this and be done with it. Or am I off base, and this is a good deal? I used to be up on all the specs many years ago, but don't keep up with things PC these days.

How to satisfy the slickdeal mindset within me?

I think you're right. I can price this system for around ~$450 in parts on pcpartspicker. IMHO a real slick deal would be a prebuilt for less than what I can buy parts for. I think we can expect that with Dell or HP kinda vendors based on them running sales and getting good volume prices on parts they use.

This isn't a bad deal but I think we can see better. Kinda depends on how long you can wait out for a bargain, eh?

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The HP is a better bargain considering it has a acceptable GPU.

But if you don't need a GPU then the Dell is better.

The Dell has more memory, storage, DVD drive and is cheaper.
Plus Costco warranty is a bonus.
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