Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS Desktop Review

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If you asked 1000 people what they need in a budget PC, they’ll probably mention something along the lines of performance muscle, premium hardware, decent aesthetics, and gaming performance. The Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS is Dell’s latest offering for all those who want to write, shoot, edit, plan, communicate and best of all game. It packs just the right features to get you through daily computing tasks and some Full HD gaming. It really is a fully capable PC for running more than your daily routine work and more.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Easy plug and play set up
  • Plenty of ports for connectivity
  • Great performance for casual and gaming use
  • Fast boot times thanks to SSD
  • System runs quietly
  • Plenty of storage

Cons

  • Not everyone might love the design

Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS Specs

Processor 4.6 GHz Intel Core i7 8700 (six-core)
RAM8GB DDR4
Storage1TB 7200 RPM HDD 6Gb/s storage/ 128GB M.2 SATA SSD
Graphics CardNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
Connectivity802.11 ac/ Bluetooth 4.1
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Dimensions17.2 x 8.5 x 18.07 inches
Weight30.27 pounds
Ports4 USB 2.0 ports/ 7 USB 3.0 ports

Design and Features

The Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS‘s design is created to catch your eye on first glance. It comes in an attractive body with slightly curved edges, the silver-finished top half and a generally deep blue rugged bottom. The top half house a few ports giving a more official business feel, customary of Dell professional class desktop. The lower half embraces the Alienware gaming face with a few strokes of gaming audacity.

Black angled vents shroud this section and are graced with deep Recon blue RGB lighting for a touch of class. The whole case is made of metal and shrouded with polished silver chassis. Overall, the whole design is creative and wholesome. It’s a refreshing touch into Dell desktops, nothing compared to glass tempered side panel desktops, but it’s certainly a remarkable dash into the creative side.

Measuring 17.23 x 8.5 x 18.07 inches (30.27 lbs) the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS is a tower built to dominate your office desk space. You will have to get used to the large size so get ready to clear some more desk space for this beast.

Side panels

Speaking of side panels, to get to the internal components, you will have to go through the side. To pop out the panel, you will have to go through a few screws meaning owning a Phillips screwdriver an advantage. A thorough visit to the inside reveals space for expansion. The cables are a strongly held back but the overall vibe is a bit cramped up with the cabling obscuring the components. Still, you can upgrade whichever part, cooling fan or graphics card, especially if you’re looking to boost performance. There are 2 x 3.5″ + 1 x 2.5″ bays for adding storage whenever you’re ready.

NOTE: One can opt for a tempered glass side panel with the revamped Dell Inspiron 5680 just as is with OEMs like CyberPowerPC, SkyTech, and iBuyPower.

Ports

You get loads of USB ports on this desktop, with the highlight being a USB 3.1 port at the top of the desktop. With the influx of games especially VR in the market, it’s great having a port centrally located for easy plug and play. This front deck port can serve as a reliable port for your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Other additional ports include two USB 2.0 ports at the front and a microphone/ headphone combo jack.

At the rear is a list of other port options too. You have 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, Gigabyte Ethernet port for wired connections, and a microphone port. Also, there is an HDMI and DisplayPort connector for switching to external monitors. It’s easy to make a double or triple monitor set up owing to the ports made available with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card.

All in all, Dell did a great job with the port system such that if you are well organized, you won’t have cables crisscrossing each other and messing up the workspace. Other connectivity options include an 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1

Performance

The hexa-core Core i7-8700K CPU is an impressive all-around processor and it has featured in some high-end PCs in the industry because of its strong capacity for general use. It finds its origins from Intel’s addition of two extra cores to the quad-core Kaby lake configuration that has been in existence for the better part of the decade. And for us, it is a much-needed improvement that we still believe was long overdue. With the two extra cores, the Core i7-8700K delivers ever-so-slightly better gaming performance.

Also, this Coffee Lake processor improves on single-core performance and thanks to its hyper-threading performance, it sores above AMD octo-core Ryzen processors. One of the most pleasant attributes of this processor is the ease of overclocking. That and the highest benchmarks in its class making it the best mainstream processor in the market.

On CPU benchmarks, the Core i7-8700K processor managed an Average CPU Mark of 16,006. Compared to its arch nemesis the Ryzen 7 1700X’s Average CPU Mark score of 14,621, our unit shows much promise in the performance section.

Update:

For all those green team fans out there, the Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS is a great alternative. It packs a 3.4GHz Quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and AMD Radeon RX 570 card. Ultimately, as a result of the lower configuration components, it has a budget price. We recommend it for users who can’t build their own PCs from scratch and are in the market for a great bang for buck PC. Also, the Dell Inspiron power supply system is 460watts powered but in case you’re considering upgrading your components, then an 850watt PSU is a great option to go for. As for the motherboard, it is a Micro-ATX motherboard that fits perfectly into the Dell Inspiron 5675 case.

Memory and Storage

Amidst the internal components is the 8GB memory. For the most part, 8GB is excellent for general use and especially handling Windows systems. It should allow you to open dozen of tabs and programs simultaneously, therefore, making multitasking a breeze. Normally, this is what severely slows down most PCs but fortunately, the i7-8700K processor on this PC allows it to power through such strenuous tasks.

With that said, users looking to do some heavy gaming on recent titles or handle some professional work (use professional programs) should consider upgrading to 16GB memory. As far as storage goes, the Dell Inspiron 5675 has more than enough space for most average needs. With 1TB hard drive storage and 128 GB solid state drive, there is both fast booting, loading of programs software and plenty of room to save data, multimedia, programs, and games.

Gaming Demi-god

Thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card on board this desktop, the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS sets new standards for Dell gaming desktops. The Dell Inspiron 5675 gaming desktop is sure to sway buyers into buying it thanks to this graphics card; as it brings great gaming performance to the table. Of course, the Nvidia 1070/1080 cards will always offer better performance, but at this price point, the Nvidia 1060 is a recommendable choice. Compared to these other cards, the Nvidia 1060 falls back owing to a lack of SLI support, fewer CUDA cores, and a smaller memory bus. It fights on a fairly level playing field against its competition, the AMD RX 480 from the green team.

So how does the Nvidia GTX 1060 perform? To really understand that, a few predominantly GPU bottle-necked games have to be tested. On gaming runs, the Nvidia 1060 shows remarkable Full HD and 1440p gameplay frequently knocking the AMD RX 480 off its performance perch, and constantly threatening the RX 580 card too.

Gaming Benchmarks

Dirt Rally72.2 fps on Full HD
Rise of the Tomb Raider58 fps on Full HD
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor92 fps on Full HD

Check out a configuration of this unit with similar features but much larger memory and consequently price tag. The Dell Inspiron i5680-7813BLU-PUS Desktop outshines our unit and you can have it for slightly more cash if you don’t mind the extra.

Conclusion

Clad in an sleek and luxe aluminum case with LED-lit grills, the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS desktop is a refreshing, power-packed PC for entry-level gamers and home/ office users. Likewise, it flaunts of impressive performance thanks to some high-end features granting it excellent performance and gaming capacity. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is equipped with is great for handling Full HD gaming but you can always upgrade along the way for improved gaming performance.

We loved that Dell included plenty of storage which should go well if you have plenty of data and games to store. The system loads fast and handles multitasking faster too thanks to the memory available (which you can upgrade to 16GB in future). There are other nice features too including plenty of ports, a complimentary keyboard (Dell KB216 Wired Keyboard English), and mouse (Dell MS116 Wired Mouse Black).

Overall, we were smitten with the price tag and performance it brings to the table. If you’re looking for a powerful desktop that won’t break the bank, the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS is an efficient, ready-to-go gaming PC. Aside from gaming, it should help you muscle you through AAA gaming and other run-to-the-mill tasks such as emailing, web browsing, streaming video, and video editing. For that and more, it easily receives our Editor’s Choice awards for best entry-level gaming budget desktops.

About Liam Weisman

A lover of MacBook Air and the Dell XPS line of laptops, Liam has been researching and writing guest blogger for numerous websites for over 10 years. Now, he blogs about tech trends, PCs, laptops, gadgets, and other emerging gadgets

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