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DELL Inspiron 3646
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DELL Inspiron 3646 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.41GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Celeron 2.41GHz 4GB Oct 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 Inspiron 3646 i3646-1600BLK Desktop  Reviews
Dell Inspiron 3646 i3646-1600BLK Desktop Review

8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many few processor cores computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Inspiron 3646 of 688 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst PCs of this spec and age. Across all the PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz.

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Good Brand

On average desktop computers made by DELL are rated 78 out of 100, which is in the top 62% of all computer brands that we have assessed.

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

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

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The DELL Inspiron 3646 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it. Most few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The worst internal memory type of all PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 3646 is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the DELL Inspiron 3646 is more than most similar spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago. This DELL personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by desktop computers of this age and type.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Inspiron 3646 is more than most few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it. This computer has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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5.1 Audio Output Channels

This personal computer has a 5.1 audio output channels, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

When compared to other PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Inspiron 3646's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 792 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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

Most PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 3646 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Inspiron 3646 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

Most computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the DELL Inspiron 3646 which has two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 64GB. The maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Inspiron 3646 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst computers of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 3646.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Inspiron 3646 has one of the smallest processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst desktop computers of this age. PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago have between two and three processor threadss, including the DELL Inspiron 3646 which has two processor threadss.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 3646 the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The Inspiron 3646 has a quite slow processor boost frequency (only 2.58 gigahertz) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 3646. Personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 3646 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 4.1GHz.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Inspiron 3646 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this DELL desktop computer. The memory slotss 1x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 3646

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646.

There are a number of alternative 4GB memory desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at including the Asus Chromebox[plb_2403418_price] which has better reviews.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on few processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time 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.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.41 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Standard Manageability
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
AC Adapter Included
Display Number of Colours
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i36461000blk
Barcodes 00123690982521, 00884116147145

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