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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 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

6 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 850MHz. When compared to other personal computers of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Inspiron 3646's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 688 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire PC range.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the Inspiron 3646 is more than most PCs of this type and age. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Light

At only 4 kilograms, the Inspiron 3646 is quite light compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 3646. The average weight of medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 is 7.7kg.

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18 Reasons Against

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

The DELL Inspiron 3646 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity computer.

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

Most PCs of this age and type have between two and three number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Inspiron 3646 which has two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of the Inspiron 3646 of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Personal computers of this age and spec have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 770GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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

Medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 3646 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 500MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. When compared to other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Inspiron 3646 of only 896 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. The Inspiron 3646 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 2.41 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out more than a year ago. 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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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646. The internal memorys of computers of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 3646 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. Personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have hard drive capacitys of between 1GB and 3TB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago range from 4GB to 3.6TB. The DELL Inspiron 3646 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year. The processor caches of comparable spec desktop computers that were released one year ago range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646 is 3.6GHz. At only 2.66 gigahertz, the Inspiron 3646 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Inspiron 3646 is more than most personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. This DELL desktop computer has a 1x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

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Only One Number of 3.5" Bays

The Inspiron 3646 is a one number of 3.5" bays PC. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have between one and six number of 3.5" bayss.

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Only One Number of 5.25" Bays

Most personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646 have between one and three number of 5.25" bayss, including the Inspiron 3646 which has one number of 5.25" bays.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 3646 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The memory clock speeds of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL Inspiron 3646

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 3646 over a year ago.

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 Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
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
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst 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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Layout
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
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...

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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4 core Intel Pentium 2.41GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
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4 core Intel Pentium 2.41GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
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72% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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