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DELL Inspiron 3646
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DELL Inspiron 3646 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.41GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Pentium 2.41GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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Sleek space-saver: Streamline your space with a desktop that's easy on the eyes. The attractive design with a smooth black surface fits in nicely anywhere in your home. It also frees up desk space... More
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DELL PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the DELL Inspiron 3646 of 688 megahertz is one of the fastest. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 310MHz and 850MHz.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 3646 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Inspiron 3646 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 3646. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO" and "SDXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL Inspiron 3646 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 3646.

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Very Narrow

The average width of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 180mm, and the widths range from 33mm to 510mm. At only 100 millimeters, the Inspiron 3646 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The DELL Inspiron 3646 is a two displayssupported by on-board grap computer. Most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 3646 have between two and three displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s. At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a very slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 3646 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the DELL Inspiron 3646 of only 896 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The DELL Inspiron 3646 has one of the smallest max internal memory supported processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Inspiron 3646 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of desktop computers of this age and type is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At only 2.41 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646.

There are a number of other 2.41GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire XC-703 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL 7040 (£764.98) (2.5GHz), or the HP 800 G2 (£626.40) (2.5GHz).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. The DELL Inspiron 3646 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL 270 (£349.99) (6GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 3646 is 930GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB. The Inspiron 3646 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of desktop computers of this age and type range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 3646.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Inspiron 3646 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.66 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Similar spec computers that were launched more than a year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Inspiron 3646 is more than most PCs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 3646 have between one and six 3.5" bays, including the Inspiron 3646 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The DELL Inspiron 3646 is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and three 5.25" bays.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 3646 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of computers of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 3646 is 1,800MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. The Inspiron 3646 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 3646.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 3646

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Inspiron 3646.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Processor Code
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 January 2015

This Inspiron desktop is wonderfully affordable and super-slim, but its performance woes and scanty expandability and connectivity weigh it down and ultimately sink it. Read More?...

13 November 2014

The Dell Inspiron Small Desktop 3000 Series is a very inexpensive desktop PC offering built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in a space-saving chassis. But it comes up short on performance and expandability...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 9 October 2014 by Bryan G.
(Verified Purchase)

Wiiped the hard drive and installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux (for work), which works fine as long you play with BIOS/UEFI settings...

Inexpensive
Quiet
Seems well constructed
Fine for email, web browsing and watching videos and movies
On board wireless, usually an extra on desktop units
Limited upgrade options, look elsewhere for that
You're basically looking at laptop components in
A small desktop form factor. Makes sense for the
Manufacturer but leaves little room for upgrading
I was afraid of windows 8 since I hate it on my laptop but the windows 8.1 on this is so much easier to use so not really the con I expected
Reviewed 25 December 2014 by Margie A.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this for my office and at the same time, bought a much more upgraded system for home. The more expensive pc started getting blue screens from day one. I returned it and am seriously... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2014 by Jason B.
(Verified Purchase)

Don't listen to the negative nanny. Installed Windows 7 with no problems. Had a little time of finding Win 7 driver for wireless card. For the price you can't beat it...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell ddr3, dell ddr3l, dell d10s001
Barcodes 00884116148319, 05054629407042

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