Desktop computers built by DELL generally have good ratings compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Vostro 3900 is 100MHz and the fastest is 740MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Vostro 3900 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Vostro 3900.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of few processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Vostro 3900 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Vostro 3900.
Has One Cable Included
The Vostro 3900 has a greater number of included cables than most desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PCs of this spec and age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.
Two 5.25" Bays
The DELL Vostro 3900 is a two 5.25" bay personal computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and two 5.25" bays.
5.1 Audio Output Channel
This computer has a 5.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on PCs of this type and age.
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Price Increase of £47.98
In the last month the price of the Vostro 3900 has increased by £47.98.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec. 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.
Other HDD computers currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper personal computers such as the Asus VC62B (£234.99).
If you want a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI (£270.57) (SSD and cheaper), or the HP Chromebox (£240.01) (SSD and cheaper).
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1,024 megabyte, the Vostro 3900 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Vostro 3900 is 1.6GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 280MB to 2.1GB.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL Vostro 3900 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.
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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Vostro 3900 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Vostro 3900. Across all the few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Vostro 3900 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2GB.
Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Vostro 3900 have weights of between 140g and 16kg. At 8.9 kilograms, the Vostro 3900 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the Vostro 3900.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.5 gigahertz, the Vostro 3900 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Vostro 3900.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3.5GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the ProDesk 400 G1 (£229.58), or the ProDesk 600 G1 (£270.57) both from HP or the Asus BT1AD.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the 280 G1 Microtower PC (£299.00) (3.6GHz), or the ProDesk 400 G1 (£229.38) (3.6GHz) both from HP which is also cheaper.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Vostro 3900 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Vostro 3900.
If this PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 300-235na (£329.97) (1TB), the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£317.17) (1TB), or the Asus K31AD (£339.00) (1TB).
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Vostro 3900 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vostro 3900.
We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers to this computer and we think the DELL Inspiron 3847 (£296.62) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP 300-235na (£329.97) (1TB), the Lenovo H30 (£349.97) (1TB), or the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£317.17) (1TB).
Average Internal Memory
The Vostro 3900 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Vostro 3900.
Other 4GB memory personal computers currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper desktop computers such as the Acer Chromebox CXI (£270.57).
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo S500 SFF (£299.97) (8GB and cheaper), or the HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF (£273.08) (8GB and cheaper).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor That Supports ECC
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce 705
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection 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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel AES New Instructions
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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