Dell Inspiron One 2330

The Good The Dell Inspiron One 2330 has a reasonably attractive design, and a surprisingly broad selection of video and audio connectivity options.

The Bad Aside from the AV inputs and its not-unattractive looks, nothing about this mainstream PC really stands out.

The Bottom Line Dell's workmanlike Inspiron One 2330 won't change your life, but it will meet all of your basic mainstream desktop needs while also providing a few useful extras.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Support 10.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Dell's steady, mostly predictable all-in-one

Similar to the Toshiba LX835 I reviewed last week, the Dell's Inspiron One 2330 offers a mainstream entry point for PC buyers interested in Windows 8. Unlike the Toshiba system and its higher-end silicon, this Dell is almost entirely pedestrian in terms of its core features.

A handsome design and a collection of less common audio-video ports give this otherwise unremarkable PC some identity. A comparatively low $1,199 price tag puts the Inspiron One 2330 on the most accessible tier of 23-inch touch-screen all-in-ones. For those with light-duty performance needs interested in a basic Windows 8 desktop, the Dell fits the bill well enough, and with some potentially useful connectivity options.

The design of Dell's all-in-one systems is consistent across its XPS and Inspiron lines. It's a polished and beefy aesthetic, like that of a more expensive SUV. You will also notice that Dell has not embraced the push by Apple, Lenovo, and Vizio toward thinner all-in-one displays. This system, 30mm thick at the edge of its display, might look clunky next to all-in-ones like the new iMacs, which come in at just 5mm thick at the same point.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $1,199
  • Brand Dell, Inc.
  • Type Core i5
  • Installed Size 8 GB
  • Capacity 1000 GB
  • Diagonal Size 23
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model Core i5, November 2012

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