Luckily for Dell, the Inspiron I530S-119B's performance test scores offer this system a glimmer of hope. Thanks to an aggressive processor speed and the RAM combined with 64-bit Windows Vista, it registers winning marks in its price range across all four application tests, most substantially in the Photoshop and Cinebench benchmarks that favor systems with quicker clock speeds. Keep in mind that these are all budget systems, so you may prefer overall features to raw performance, but the Dell won't disappoint anyone that wants to run lightweight tasks like file encoding, streaming video, and light image editing.
Dell includes a standard one-year warranty with the Inspiron I530S-119B that includes support for parts and labor as well as 24-7 toll-free phone support. Web troubleshooting is also available on the Dell Web site, and you can also talk online with a live tech support from Dell in real time at any time.
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64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium; 2.5GHz AMD Athlon X2 4850e Dual Core; 4GB DDR2 SDRAM; 64MB 256MB (shared) Nvidia GeForce 8200 integrated graphics chip; 320GB 7,200rpm hard drive.
Acer Aspire X1700-U3700A
64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium; 2.4GHz Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2220; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 128MB (shared) NVIDIA GeForce G100 integrated graphics chip; 6400GB 7,200rpm hard drive.
32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium; 2.5GHz AMD Athlon 64, X2 Dual Core 4800; 3GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 128MB (shared) NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE integrated graphics chip; 320GB, 7,200rpm hard drive.
64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium; 2.5GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 128MB (shared) Intel GMA 3100 integrated graphics chip; 500GB 7,200rpm hard drive
32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium; 2.1GHz AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor 4050e; 3GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 128MB (shared) NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE integrated graphics chip; 320GB, 7,200rpm hard drive.