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Dell Inspiron i3050-3000BLK Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD) Reviewed by Mikerose23 on Jan 13 . Rating: 5 Dell Inspiron i3050-3000BLK Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD) Tiny Desktop. Big potential! A full featured desktop PC in an ultra-compact design that will fit any space, clutter-free. Intel Dual Core Celeron J1800 2.41 GHz Processor 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM RAM Included; 2 GB Maximum 32 GB SSD Storage; Optical Drive Not […]

Dell Inspiron i3050-3000BLK Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD)


Dell Inspiron i3050-3000BLK Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD)


Tiny Desktop. Big potential! A full featured desktop PC in an ultra-compact design that will fit any space, clutter-free.

  • Intel Dual Core Celeron J1800 2.41 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM RAM Included; 2 GB Maximum
  • 32 GB SSD Storage; Optical Drive Not included; 3 USB Ports
  • No Monitor Included
  • Windows 10 Operating System



What customers say about Dell Inspiron i3050-3000BLK Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD)?

  • 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Worth the price and then some., December 1, 2015
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    J.N.M. (Texas) –

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    This review is from: Dell Inspiron i3050-3000BLK Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD) (Personal Computers)
    Got this in a lightning deal for $119. Worth that price and then some.

    I would even consider this worth the (current) price of $169.

    Windows 10 isn’t bad, much better than the previous version. And since this version is made to run on tablets it doesn’t have any problems at all running on this machine.

    Note, this is not a gaming machine, you can do a few basic games but that is it.

    Setup was quick and easy, no issues. Quick update and done, ready to go. Plug in HDMI and mouse and keyboard and power it on and go.

    I mainly got this for an FTP client, but it can easily handle that plus web browsing (with several tabs opened) plus other minor programs running at once. And I was easily able to max out my connection (cable, haven’t used wireless) no problems at all.

    I think this could easily be a cheap little HTPC if you put an external hard drive on it (it does work with external hard drives no problems).

    If I go insane with concurrent connections it’ll lag the FTP program, but that is with several times the default. I can easily run twice the default there.

    I have ordered a 4 GB ram stick that I read online will work in here, if I need it and if I do install it I will update my review to say how it went.

    My only issue (since it works and runs better than expected) is that it comes with a wired keyboard and mouse. Wired. Thankfully I had a wireless mouse (using USB dongle) and a Bluetooth keyboard. Both working without and problems at all.

    I do recommend this for anyone that needs a basic windows machine that won’t need a ton of power.

    Edit: It will play Minecraft for Windows 10 (but not the older java version, not powerful enough). Just don’t expect all the visual settings to be maxed out (especially view distance).

    Edit:

    Installed a 4 GB stick of RAM (Crucial 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model CT51264BF160BJ) bought from Newegg (paid $21.99).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148813&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-

    Took just a couple of minutes, booted back into Windows, now have 4 GB RAM, no problems at all.

    It is running much better.

    Edit:

    This is also excellent at running Kodi.

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  • 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Be careful when updating with Windows 10 – storage limits can be an issue, December 5, 2015
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    SFort

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    I purchased this during a lightning deal on Black Friday and can’t complain about the overall value. A copy of Windows 10, the keyboard, and the mouse would have cost me more, by themselves, than what I spent on the Dell Inspiron package. The unit itself, though, is of questionable value. I knew in advance that it only has 32 gigs of internal storage, but planned on supplementing that with an external drive, as I think most people would. That’s almost mandatory because Windows occupies more than 2/3 of the 32 gigs of storage.

    Here’s the kicker, which potential buyers can verify thru an internet search: Until the most recent November 2015 (Fall) update, Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, removed the ability for Windows 10 users to install programs/applications on external drives. The option was grayed out in the storage preferences (you could still save documents, music, movies, etc., to the external). Consequently, users of the Dell Inspiron i3050 have only about 7-8 gigs on which to store all applications.

    A Windows 10 update in November reintroduced the option to load apps to an external drive (such as SD), but it was impossible to execute the update because there’s not enough free space on the internal drive for the update to install. The update requires around 10 gigs of free space, which you won’t have. When the update sees this, it provides you a message that unhelpfully suggests making room on your internal drive by moving or uninstalling things, but you can’t, because you haven’t actually installed anything yet, or saved any files, because the computer is brand new.

    **Update: Per the discussions below, this appears to be an issue affecting only some users and with a specific update. In my case, during the Windows update the old version of Windows was retained automatically even as a new version was installed with the update. Though the update failed, it appears some of the new files were installed in a new Windows folder, which meant the drive was home to both an old system and part of a new one. I eventually found a way to get around this (don’t ask me how – it was a painfully incremental trial and error process) and then used Disk Cleanup to removed the old Windows version, freeing up 15 gigs of space. In the end, my only advice is that IF there is an option to retain old Windows files when performing an update, you might need to choose “no” or you’ll encounter the same issue I and others have. I’m not sure if that was the issue, but it’s the only scenario that seems plausible.

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  • 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    2.5 drive bay, but no cable available, December 12, 2015
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    I bought this device because it has an advertised internal 2.5″ drive bay. The problem though is that Dell uses an odd interposer connector on the installed M.2 SSD, and they do not sell a cable from what I can find that will allow you to hook up a 2.5″ drive to this. So while there is a 2.5″ drive bay inside, it’s not usable. Doing some searching led to some forums that discussed this in more detail, and the only way people got it working was to buy an HP cable and make some physical modifications to it. While there is an SD slot you can use for expansion, goal was to have everything on a single 2.5″ drive. So while not a huge deal, just something people should be aware of. Hopefully Dell will start selling the needed cable.

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