Dell made its name in the world of traditional desktop PCs, but with more of us looking for more creative ways to work, the company is now looking to offer a number of other form factors and options for those looking for something a little different.
Dell Inspiron 24 7000 AIO PC Review
The Dell Inspiron 24 7000 is the company’s attempt to challenge the likes of the Microsoft Surface Studio and Apple’s premium iMacs in the growing all-in-one PC market, which combines everything you’d want in a computer into a single model.
Make no mistake, the Inspiron 24 7000 is striking. The 23.8in FullHD display catches the eye from the minute you open the box, offering a true wide-screen experience – although there are some seriously large bezels present.
This flexibility means that the display isn’t able to rise up too high, meaning you might need to invest in a separate screen stand unless you want to get a cricked neck.
All the main components are contained within the base of the display, which packs in the device’s hardware, as well as a surprisingly powerful speaker.
- CPU: 3.20GHz 6th Generation Intel quad-core i5-6300HQ with 6M Cache
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 12GB 2133MHz DDR4
- Screen: 23.8-in FullHD IPS 1920 x 1080 display
- Storage: 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
- Optical Drive:
- Ports: 2x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, RJ45 Ethernet Port, HDMI in, HDMI out
- Connectivity: Intel Single Band Wireless-AC 3165, Bluetooth 4.0
- Camera: Intel RealSense 3D camera
- Weight: 9.46kg (20.86 pounds)
- Size: 22.95in x 1.06in x 14.21in (W x D x H)
Overall, the Dell Inspiron 24 7000 offers a decent set of specifications, but nothing much more than that.
There’s also six USB ports, two USB 2.0 and four USB 3.0, along with ports for HDMI, ethernet and MCR, meaning the Inspiron 24 7000 is easy to hook up and connect to all your other devices.
Inside, there’s Windows 10 Home, meaning that all your favourite Microsoft Office programs are present and correct, making it ideal for home and office working.
As for Microsoft’s Surface Studio, the equivalent model with hardware similiar to the Inspiron 24 7000 will cost $2,999 (around £2,326) meaning that if you are strapped for budget, Dell’s device could be everything you’re looking for.
- ATTO: 32MB Write 105544; Read 102066
- Cinebench R15 Single Core: 416cb
- Cinebench R15 OpenGL: 59.63fps
- Geek bench 4 Single Core: 3,809; Multi Core: 10,649; Compute OpenCL: 16,588
- NovaBench (Overall): 850; Graphics: 98
- Passmark (Overall): 1892.2; CPU 6432.4; 3D Graphics 990.3
The Inspiron 24 7000 offers some fairly decent power, given its price range.
The above tests show that the device was able to take on some of its more powerful competitors, outscoring the Microsoft Surface Studio on both GeekBench tests.
The version we used came with an Intel Core i5-6300HQ processor, but the device is also available with a more powerful Intel Core i7.
This boosted version also comes with embedded Nvidia graphics, instead of Intel hardware, as well as more RAM and storage – but you’ll of course have to pay more for this privilege.