In this Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series i3455-1240BLK review, we take a look at Dell’s all-in-one offering to people who want a computer at a budget price. With a big screen, this desktop can offer something to everyone in the family. Be it multimedia, gaming or work, this new release can take care of it.
If you are held down by a budget but need to get your hands on a neat desktop, then this is a good candidate. Read this full review and find out if this new all-in-one desktop computer from Dell is worth your time and hard-earned money.
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This new personal computer comes with a simple yet classy design. It does not come off as striking but surely gives a good impression on the first look. Dell has done well to pack everything behind the screen and it saves you a lot of space in your room.
The desktop doesn’t look too bulky when looked from the sides. This means you can have a good time showing this PC off to your friends. The plastic back is not that premium but gets the job done. The stand is also not that great but holds the computer without any wobble.
You get a standard wired keyboard and a mouse. The total weight of the setup is about 14 pounds. That might not be too heavy, but you better not plan to move it too often. The design, on the whole, is pretty decent for a budget desktop.
Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series i3455-1240BLK Specs
The display gets all your attention at first. This is a 23.8-inch widescreen LED-backlit display. It comes with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. We have to appreciate Dell for giving a high-end display in a budget price. This display is great for watching movies, playing games and even working on your office files.
This display doesn’t come with touchscreen functions as it is not one. However, there is an option for you to opt for a touchscreen version which, obviously, will increase the price of this computer. Having a touchscreen surely improve your user experience, but it is not a deal breaker at this price point.
The Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series i3455-1240BLK desktop is run by an AMD E2 7110 processor. This is an entry-level processor that clocks up to 1.8GHz. It runs the operating system and other applications without any performance issues. You can run even some high-end photo and video editing applications without any problems.
For memory, you have 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM which is to be expected in this price range. The good thing is you can upgrade the memory in the desktop if you have to. This memory will help the light user get his things done both effectively and efficiently. You can multitask without any problem. Switching between applications is also a lot smoother if you are coming from an older machine.
There is a 500GB hard drive. It gives you a lot of space for your movies, songs, pictures, videos and other important stuff. For a light user, this is a good amount of storage. This is also true for a student who will find it very hard to fill this hard drive.
The hard drive in the Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series i3455-1240BLK comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. This is a 64-bit version and is one of the best OS’s till date. You can also upgrade to Windows 10 for free for the first year and that is a very sweet deal in our opinion. Windows 10 is getting a lot of love from people as it brings back the start menu and other new features to the table.
The graphics card here is an AMD Radeon R2 chip. This is not a great graphics card by any means, but it allows you to run some moderate games which is nice. If you are a casual gamer, then you won’t be complaining about anything. For a serious gamer, there are better (and more expensive) options out there in the market.
There are a couple of USB 3.0 ports that are fast when it comes to transferring files. There is an HDMI port for connecting your desktop to a bigger screen. There is a tray load DVD drive for people who still love using them. The 4-in-1 media card reader should also come in handy for many.
Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series i3455-1240BLK Review: Verdict
This is a budget device and it does come with several good features. The screen is gorgeous for the price and is great for multimedia consumption. You can also opt for the touchscreen version if you are willing to spend some more money. Go for it if you are searching for a desktop in a budget price.