Dell Inspiron One 20 Review

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All-in-one desktop PCs are becoming more popular, and Dell's Inspiron One 20 is a worthy buy. The cheapest configuration lacks a touch display (the monitor has good picture quality) and the Intel Celeron CPU and 500 GB of memory adequately handle users' everyday needs.

More and more budget PCs are appearing in an "all-in-one" form, and Dell Inspiron One 20 reviews reveal that users are nuts about the space-saving design (the operational system is in the back of the monitor) as well as the performance. In particular, reviews of the Dell Inspiron One 20 posted at Best Buy laud the speed and easy set up, and features like the built-in webcam. Some posts at Amazon report the system manages simple video applications without any snags although graphics-intense gaming lags a bit. Dell Inspiron One 20 reviews also commend the quality of the display and say the model is appropriate for students, youngsters, seniors, and anyone with run-of-the-mill computing needs.

The Inspiron One 20 (starting at $400, Amazon) uses an Intel Celeron CPU in its cheapest configuration, which also includes a 500GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM. A step up in price by about $100 nets an Intel Pentium processor, and, depending on vendor, another 500GB in the hard drive for a total of 1TB. The lower-priced systems feature a non-touch 20-inch screen with a 1600x900 LED display; several buyers expressed regret in their reviews at not having opted for the pricier touch screen given that this machine runs on Windows 8. There is also an integrated webcam, support for wireless connections as well as Bluetooth, and five USB 2.0 ports.

For consumers short on space and in need a low-cost desktop, the Inspiron One 20 is a good way to go. It offers enough power to handle typical PC tasks without effort despite its diminutive footprint. The absence of USB 3.0 ports is a bit of a letdown, but the speedy hard drive, wireless/Bluetooth capability, and built-in webcam are strong lures.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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