Dell Inspiron Small Desktop model: di3471_h315e

Ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced under $1075.

Dell Inspiron Small Desktop

Quick Description

This desktop computer is both cost-efficient and space-saving and an excellent choice for everyday tasks like homework and going online. It does lag behind a bit in terms of wireless performance, but I wouldn't consider it a deal-breaker unless you can't use a wired connection and one of the following feels familiar:

  • you're paying for uncommon internet speeds (> 150 MBps)
  • your desk is far from the router, and some of your other gadgets have trouble connecting from there
  • you regularly transfer large files over your home network

You do have several upgrade options available to you, but with a small case and light-duty power supply like this one, graphical upgrades are unlikely to easy or cheap. If you want more space, more memory or a better WiFi, however, the process is well-documented and relatively straightforward.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this stationary computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this stationary computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $250 on accessories, for a total cost of $980.

Currently Exclusive to Dell (Canada) for $730

Based on 36 days of observation, the Dell Inspiron Small Desktop usually costs ~$800 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this stationary computer is $729.99. If you were waiting for this stationary computer to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Dell Inspiron Small Desktop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Dell (Canada) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Dell Inspiron Small Desktop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck1/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
Price0.5/5
Durability0.5/5
Power0.5/5
General-purpose power2/5
Graphical power1/5
Memory2.5/5
Storage1.5/5
Portability5/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance1/5

Compact Towers

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price2.5/5
Durability2.5/5
Power4/5
General-purpose power4/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Memory5/5
Storage2.5/5
Portability3.5/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance2.5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck3/5
Versatility for the Price3/5
Price1.5/5
Durability3/5
Power2/5
General-purpose power3/5
Graphical power2/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage3.5/5
Portability2/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of Maintenance3/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i5-9400
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 9.26 × 29.20 × 29.00 cm
Weight: 4.350 kg

The features

  • Upgradable and Maintainable
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • DVD
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • VGA
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Memory Upgrade6/10A technician can help you with that
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade5/10More complex than usual

Want more details concerning repairs and upgrades options for this products?

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What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 4/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (10 / 10)

Drawing and Illustrations (10 / 11)

Audio & Visual medias (3 / 3)

3D and CAD (5 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (5 / 5)

Video Editing (6 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (26 / 70)

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Video Games (10 / 14)

Triple-A Video Games (9 / 82)

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