Dell Inspiron One 19


Who doesn't have a desk that could use a bit of cleaning up? Ours certainly does, and when the Dell Inspiron One 19 all-in-one desktop PC showed up to be reviewed, we almost cleared our tabletops in one sweep of our arm, anticipating the space it would require.

Truth is, the Inspiron One 19 takes up just a sliver of desktop space, so finding a neat home for it wasn't too much trouble. Setting it up was just as easy – with all ports clearly marked and within easy reach. It even has PS/2 (sorry, not in the Sony PlayStation sense), serial and, get this, a printer parallel port! That's great news for legacy device holdouts.

For your more up-to-date peripherals, however, this Dell has a smattering of USB ports, including Firewire and a built-in card reader. Wi-Fi comes standard, as does a high-speed LAN port.

Booting up into Windows, we were greeted by the usual welcome screen – and silence. Thinking we'd need to download a driver patch, we were quite amused to find out that this all-in-one PC didn't come spec'd with speakers! We begrudgingly shoved aside stacks of magazines and a few other gadgets, making room for our favorite powered speakers, and all was well in the Techie.com.ph offices.

The 19-inch LCD was a pleasure to behold, and offers more than enough screen area for surfing, word processing, and the usual duties required from typical desktop PCs. Windows performance was pretty much what you would expect from a "2.7Ghz CPU and 2GB RAM" combo under the hood. Multitasking was handled with no hiccups. We also loaded Command & Conquer 4 to give this Dell the opportunity to flex its graphic muscles.

While C&C4; isn't quite the benchmarker's tool, the Dell's integrated graphics system gave a good account of itself in this situation. After all, this machine isn't a polygon-crunching frag-box, but an all-in-one desktop (just remember to add a set of speakers to your budget).

Click here to see the Dell Inspiron One 19 in the Buyer's Guide.

 

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  • Pleasing screen
  • Acceptable all-around performance
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  • What, no built-in speakers?
Bottom Line
  • A good all-around PC that deserves a good set of speakers!
Editor's Pick No
Price P36,999
Tech Specs
  • Processor
    • Type: Intel Pentium E5400
    • Speed: 2.7Ghz
  • Motherboard/Chipset: Intel G41 + ICH7
  • Memory (RAM)
    • Type: DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz
    • Capacity: 2GB
  • Storage
    • Type: HDD
    • Capacity: 320GB
  • Video Card: Intel GMA x4500
  • Optical Drive: 8x DVD+/-RW
  • Webcam: 1.3 megapixels
  • Screen
    • Size: 18.5 inches
    • Resolution: 1366x 768 pixels (WXGA)
  • Connectivity
    • Modem: none
    • LAN: 10/100/1000 gigabit
    • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g
    • Bluetooth: none
  • Ports
    • USB: 6
    • Firewire: 1 (mini)
    • VGA: 1
    • DVI: 0
    • HDMI: 0
    • Card Reader: SD/MMC/MS Pro
    • Mic: 1
    • Headphone: 1
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
  • Power Consumption: 130 Watts
  • Size: 477.39 x 386.39 x 103.98mm
  • Weight: 7.3kg



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