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DELL Inspiron 3847 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB Jun 2016
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Dell Inspiron 3847 review
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10 Reasons For

DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all computers manufactured by DELL.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Just Released Six Months Ago

As one of the newer desktop computers, this desktop computer is likely to use better technology.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 3847 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 3847 is 730GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the 460-p059na (£449.99) (2TB), or the 550-254na (£479.95) (2TB) both from HP.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months only have one 5.25" bay, however the DELL Inspiron 3847 has two 5.25" bays.

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Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL Inspiron 3847 is more than most recently released comparable spec desktop computers. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by latest computers. The compatible memory cards "SDHC", "SDXC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "MMC", "MMC+" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL Inspiron 3847 is more than most new medium processor core personal computers. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many new medium processor core personal computers.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many recently released similar spec desktop computers.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other new similar spec PCs. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3847 range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3847 is 10GB/s and the fastest is 77GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of new desktop computers range from 2GB to 1.6TB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec desktop computers.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The Inspiron 3847 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The average memory clock speed supported by processor of medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year is 1,800MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Inspiron 3847 supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most recently released similar spec computers. The on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3847 ranges from 11.2/12 to 12.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The DELL Inspiron 3847 supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Across all latest medium processor core personal computers the best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4 and the worst is 4.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL Inspiron 3847 is more than most new medium processor core personal computers. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched in the last year. The average maximum internal memory of PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3847 is 42GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Inspiron 3847 has a newer internal memory type than most new similar spec PCs. This DELL computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This PC's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type across all new medium processor core personal computers.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type across similar types of PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of computers that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 3847 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB. At only 6 megabytes, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other newly released similar spec computers.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The DELL Inspiron 3847 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other computers that were launched in the last year have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3847 the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.4GT/s. The Inspiron 3847 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other newly released similar spec computers.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3847. Across all the recently released computers the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 3847

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other new PCs.

If this medium processor core desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the 400 G3 SFF (£420.00) (3.2GHz), or the 600 G2 (£495.00) (3.2GHz) both from HP.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 3847 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3847.

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the 460-p059na (£449.99) (2TB), or the 550-254na (£479.95) (2TB) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3847 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other recently released similar spec computers.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many latest desktop computers. 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 you are looking for a PC with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2 (£594.97) (SSD).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
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
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
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
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
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
Display Diagonal
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD Display
Keyboard Supplied
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type

Expert Reviews

9 April 2016

Inspiron 3847?Graphic Pro?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Core i5-4460?NVIDIA GeForce 705????????2014?7?31????????????Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64... Read more…

User Reviews

(195)
Reviewed 23 September 2014 by Kevin W.

I have installed a number of these in the past couple of months (purchased elsewhere,) eradicating XP machines. As the previous review stated, there is no Win 7 media, but you will be prompted to... Read more…

Reviewed 27 August 2014 by Edward C.

Not having a Windows 7 key to install a fresh copy of Windows makes this the most worthless Dell I've ever purchased. Sure you can use the recovery partition or the backup utility to reload the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2014 by CASE I.
(Verified Purchase)

I work I.T. for a Tech company. We have over 500 locations nationwide with 2-5 computers per location. I have purchased over 100 of these computers and they have worked great for business! My... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2014 by DONALD B.
(Verified Purchase)

Having no PCI-E on the power supply is fine since it's probably too small to run very many dedicated graphics cards) CX-430 replaced this just fine. I wouldn't try making a gaming machine out of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Nick F.
(Verified Purchase)

I shopped around for a office computer for around a month and decided on this one. It was hard to find a Dell that was equipped with an i5 at a decent price, each other model seemed to sacrifice... Read more…

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