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DELL Inspiron 3847
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DELL Inspiron 3847 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 8GB Jun 2016
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Increase your storage and your possibilities. With powerful processors and graphics, this expandable desktop packs big performance in a compact design. The best Windows ever meets the best Dell... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

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Just Released Six Months Ago

This medium processor core personal computer has only been on the market for six months. Newer PCs like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core PCs.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core PCs that have been around for the last year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL Inspiron 3847 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This DELL computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 3847.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on similar spec personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of latest medium processor core PCs range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the recently released medium processor core PCs the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Inspiron 3847 has a very slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Inspiron 3847 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many recently released similar spec personal computers.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Inspiron 3847 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. Across all new PCs the on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version ranges from 4 (worst) to 4.4 (best).

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Only Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Inspiron 3847 is more than most recently released similar spec PCs. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by recently released medium processor core PCs. The compatible memory cards "SDHC", "SDXC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "MMC", "MMC+" and "xD" are also supported by this DELL desktop computer.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The DELL Inspiron 3847 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this DELL PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other new personal computers. Medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3847 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Inspiron 3847 has a newer internal memory type than most PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most newly released medium processor core PCs have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 3847.

The best internal memory type amongst comparable types of personal computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 3847 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs. Across all the newly released similar spec personal computers the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Inspiron 3847 has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Inspiron 3847 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.3 gigahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of latest comparable spec personal computers is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 3847

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.1 gigahertz, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3847.

If you want a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP 400 G3 SFF[plb_3864883_price] (3.2GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 3847 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 460-p059na[plb_3700375_price] (2TB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 3847 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs.

If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP 460-p059na[plb_3700375_price] (2TB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 3847.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age 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.

If the storage speed of this DELL desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 400 G3 SFF[plb_3708514_price] (SSD).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Cable Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type

Expert Reviews

9 April 2016

Inspiron 3847?Graphic Pro?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Core i5-4460?NVIDIA GeForce 705????????2014?7?31????????????Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64... Read more…

User Reviews

(195)
Reviewed 23 September 2014 by Kevin W.

I have installed a number of these in the past couple of months (purchased elsewhere,) eradicating XP machines. As the previous review stated, there is no Win 7 media, but you will be prompted to... Read more…

Reviewed 27 August 2014 by Edward C.

Not having a Windows 7 key to install a fresh copy of Windows makes this the most worthless Dell I've ever purchased. Sure you can use the recovery partition or the backup utility to reload the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2014 by CASE I.
(Verified Purchase)

I work I.T. for a Tech company. We have over 500 locations nationwide with 2-5 computers per location. I have purchased over 100 of these computers and they have worked great for business! My... Read more…

Reviewed 5 August 2014 by DONALD B.
(Verified Purchase)

Having no PCI-E on the power supply is fine since it's probably too small to run very many dedicated graphics cards) CX-430 replaced this just fine. I wouldn't try making a gaming machine out of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2014 by Nick F.
(Verified Purchase)

I shopped around for a office computer for around a month and decided on this one. It was hard to find a Dell that was equipped with an i5 at a decent price, each other model seemed to sacrifice... Read more…

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