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DELL Inspiron 3646
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DELL Inspiron 3646 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.41GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Celeron 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

8 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Personal computers manufactured by DELL are some of the better personal computers according to average reviews from experts and owners.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 688 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst few processor core computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 is 200MHz and the fastest is 800MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has L3 and L2 processor cache levels, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Inspiron 3646 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it. Most few processor core computers that came out around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type amongst all similar spec computers that have been available for more than two years.

The worst internal memory type across similar types of desktop computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Inspiron 3646 is more than most computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 3646.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Inspiron 3646 is more than most few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646.

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Narrow

At only 101.6 millimeters, the DELL Inspiron 3646 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 3646. The widths of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 3646 range from 3.4mm to 390mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the personal computers of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

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

The DELL Inspiron 3646 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have two displays supported by on-board grap, including the DELL Inspiron 3646 which has two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 29GB. The Inspiron 3646 has one of the smallest max internal memory supported processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.41 gigahertz, the Inspiron 3646 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest processor clock speed of computers of this age and type is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on computers of a similar spec and 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.

Computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the Shuttle DSA2LS (Flash).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Inspiron 3646's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst computers that have been available for more than two years. The smallest processor cache of few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Only Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL Inspiron 3646 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by computers that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3646. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO", "SDHC", "SDXC" and "xD" are also supported by this computer.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 3646 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 3646 have between one and three processor threads, including the DELL Inspiron 3646 which has two processor threads.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 3646. The maximum internal memory of personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.58 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 3646 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 3646. The maximum turbo frequencies of computers that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646 range from 1.8GHz to 5GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Inspiron 3646 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of this type and age. This desktop computer has a 1x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3646.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have between one and five 3.5" bays, including the DELL Inspiron 3646 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646 have one 5.25" bay, including the Inspiron 3646 which has one 5.25" bay.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 3646

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 3646 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3646.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G1 (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

If this DELL personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProDesk 400 G1 (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3646 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3646.

If this DELL personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (8GB), or the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (8GB).

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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 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
ECC
Non-ECC
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 Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base 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 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
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
Display Diagonal
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
AC Adapter Included
Display Number of Colours
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...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i36461000blk
Barcodes 00123690982521, 00884116147145
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