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DELL Inspiron 3847 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Inspiron 3847 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Good Brand

On average DELL medium processor core PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all personal computers built by DELL.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of personal computers of this type and age range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847.

If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL 8900 (24GB).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3847 is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 3847 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus G20AJ ($949.99) (1TB).

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 3847 has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 3847. Medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memories of between 8GB and 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 46GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this age and type is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on desktop computers of this type and age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the DELL Inspiron 3847 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Inspiron 3847 has more processor threads than most of the personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. This personal computer is a eight processor thread PC compared to most of the desktop computers that were released one year ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The DELL Inspiron 3847 has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847. The average processor cache of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3847 is 6.6MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Inspiron 3847 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of this age and spec. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO", "SDHC", "SDXC" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Inspiron 3847 is more than most PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The Inspiron 3847 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 3847 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 3847 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Inspiron 3847 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 3847. The max internal memory supported processors of comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on PCs of this age and spec. 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Inspiron 3847 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 3847 is 1GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the DELL Inspiron 3847 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3847. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The DELL Inspiron 3847 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3847 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 3847 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847 is 2GB and the biggest is 520GB. The Inspiron 3847 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3847.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of desktop computers of this age and spec is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Inspiron 3847 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 3847

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 3847 over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 3847 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3847.

If this DELL PC hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Alienware X51 R2 (2TB).

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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 Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
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
Memory Layout
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Language
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
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) 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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Display Colour
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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

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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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