6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Dell Inspiron I530S-119B

About Video Transcript

First Look: Dell Inspiron I530S-119B

1:47 /

In its present configuration, the Dell Inspiron I530S-119B won't feel at home in a home theater or digital media environment, but it succeeds in providing high performance at minimal cost thanks to a faster processor than the competition.

>> Justin: Hey it's Justin Yu and this is the Dell I530119B Desktop computer, it's one of three recently released Best Buy desktops in the ultra-budget category. Now you can find it for around 500 bucks and it's a refresh of Dell's S line of Slim Tower PC's designed to improve performance at a minimal cost. Now let's take a quick look at the features. So when I say Slim Tower I mean the chassis is small for a reason it's meant to save space on your desk or other tight places. On the front you'll find a dual layer DVD burner as well as an extra slot for an expansion drive, there's also a couple USB ports down below but we have to give it one demerit for not featuring a front-loading multi-media card reader. Now the back gives you a few more USB ports but lacks HDMI and eSATA port two things you can find in a similar system the Acer Aspire X1700. Now the hard drive on this Dell is also smaller than the Acer's at a paltry 500 GB. Now fortunately what Dell lacks in hard drive capacity it makes up for in processor speed. In our performance test it reigns champion over all four other systems thanks to a speedy 2.5 GH Intel Pentium Dual Core processor. Now it's got the highest clock speed out of the competition as well which helps it pull away from the crowd most substantially in the Photo Shop and CINABENCH benchmarks. In the end neither the Dell I530 nor the Acer X1700 are gonna satisfy the needs of hardcore photo editors but if you're a light-weight photo enthusiasts or a light media editor this Dell definitely won't disappoint. On the other hand if you're more concerned with features like high-def video, easy access photo transfers or more external storage you'll probably prefer the Acer X1700. So I'm Justin Yu and this is the Dell I530119B Desktop computer. ^E00:01:46

New releases

We found this old episode of the show in an archive (Tomorrow Daily 154)
21:01 April 1, 2015
Deep in our basement here at CNET, we discovered a dusty VHS copy of one of the earliest episodes of the show, where we talk about...
Play video
2016 Scion iM: even automakers get hand-me-downs
1:15 April 1, 2015
The teenaged Scion brand inherits a small wagon from its parent company Toyota's global lineup.
Play video
2016 Scion iA: Built by Mazda, branded by Scion
1:23 April 1, 2015
Scion's first ever sedan has a sporty secret. It's actually a Mazda2.
Play video
Jaguar's 2016 XF gets a much needed update
1:29 April 1, 2015
Just when the current XF was starting to feel outdated, the Jag gets a high-tech redesign
Play video
What's free on Xbox and PlayStation: April 2015
2:27 April 1, 2015
Check out the free games of April 2015 available on PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live's Games with Gold services.
Play video
Whirlpool's Gold Series gas oven looks great but cooks slowly
2:04 April 1, 2015
Priced at a premium $1,749 the Whirlpool WEG730H0DS Gold Series gas range has expensive looks, is crafted from sturdy stainless steel,...
Play video
Lincoln Continental Concept shows the future of American Luxury in New York
1:47 April 1, 2015
Lincoln's new Continental Concept is looking lovely on the show floor of the New York International Auto Show. Let's take a closer...
Play video
Chevrolet's 2016 Malibu shows off its new curves in New York
1:33 April 1, 2015
Chevrolet is unveiling an all-new Malibu at the New York International Auto Show. Take a tour inside and out from the show floor.
Play video