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DELL Inspiron 660s (i660s-779BK) Desktop PC Celeron G1610 (2.6GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity Windows 8

  • Celeron G1610 (2.6GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Capacity
  • Windows 8
  • Intel HD Graphics
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General Spec

Brand
DELL
Series
Inspiron
Model
660s (i660s-779BK)
Type
Student/Home office
Usage
Consumer
Processor
Intel Celeron G1620 2.6GHz
Processor Main Features
64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor
2MB L3 Cache
Memory
4GB DDR3 1600
Hard Drive
500GB SATA II 7200RPM
Optical Drive 1
DVD+/-RW Tray Load Drive, 16X, SATA
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Wireless Card
Dell DW1506 (802.11 b/g/n) WLAN half mini-Card
Power Supply
220W
Keyboard
Dell USB Keyboard
Operating System
Windows 8

CPU

CPU Type
Celeron
CPU Speed
G1610 (2.6GHz)
L3 Cache Per CPU
2MB
CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Main Features
64 bit Dual Core Processor

Graphics

GPU/VGA Type
Intel HD Graphics
Graphics Interface
Integrated video

Memory

Memory Capacity
4GB DDR3
Memory Speed
DDR3 1600

Hard Drive

HDD Capacity
500GB
HDD Interface
SATA II
HDD RPM
7200rpm

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD+/-RW Tray Load Drive, 16X, SATA

Audio

Audio Channels
5.1 Channels

Communications

WLAN
Dell DW1506 (802.11 b/g/n) WLAN half mini-Card

Front Panel Ports

Card Reader
Media Card Reader

Keyboard

Keyboard Type
USB Keyboard

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Richard T.
  • 12/31/2013 10:51:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAs advertised - A basic PC

Pros: First Celeron PC I have used since the 300a (remember that one? If you don't... Get off my lawn!) Adequately powered for basic tasks. This is a parent PC and is perfectly suited for the task.

Comes with a keyboard and mouse, though they are pretty cheap.

Cons: As already mentioned expect to uninstall a fair amount of bloatware. Not as bad as other machines I've set up and it was all easy to uninstall. I haven't seen any nagging popups as mentioned by the other reviewer though I uninstalled *everything* that wasn't required including the Dell "support" applications that Dell will tell you is required to get support from them. The only time I'll call Dell is if there is a hardware failure under warranty. Life is too short to spend time on the phone with them diagnosing a software problem.

Doesn't support dual monitors via the built-in VGA and HDMI connectors. Can accept a 1/2 height PCI-Express x16 card, though the small power supply limits your choices. You wouldn't do this for performance, just for dual-monitor support.

Other Thoughts: Build quality is OK. Reminds me of the Vostro line. Basic design with a flimsy plastic facade. You will also want to purchase a 16GB USB thumb drive to use to create the "restore disk". No using DVDs anymore (?). I suggest using the Windows restore disk utility since the Dell backup software doesn't seem to be able to detect USB flash drives.

Speaking of the restore disk, it will not be updated when you update the system to 8.1 so a subsequent restore will revert the system to 8.0 (with all the bloatware). This makes sense, but is unfortunate. If you have the technical chops and a spare older HDD you would be better served by removing the bloatware, updating to 8.1, then imaging the disk and putting that on a shelf.

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  • Eric K.
  • 11/15/2013 3:25:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsBloated with bloatware

Pros: Price, works fine, good for the price

Cons: The bloatware is unreal! Bought this for my parents and had to actually have them load GoToMyPC so I could get in and spend some quality uninstall time.
The pop-ups and scareware involved is to the point of shameful! I've still go towkr to do because they are still getting pop-ups warning them of out date (it is all now u p to date) items etc. Really really bad

Other Thoughts: I couldn't go lower than 3 stars as this does work as advertised but no way am I going over that because of above

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