Thursday, July 10, 2008
Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop
Dell's Inspiron 531 slim desktop computer, and we recommended the system for its lightweight and feature-rich attraction. However, in addition to the 531, Dell also offers 530, an Intel version of the 531. Even though there is very little difference between the two in terms of physical outlook and added features, it's certainly different when it comes to price points and hardware components.While the key difference between the two models is the pick between AMD and Intel microprocessors, there are a few other differences that are noteworthy as well. For instance, since Dell employs Intel's motherboard in its 530 series, the onboard graphics adapter is Intel's Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 as opposed to NVIDIA's Integrated GeForce 6150 in the 531. Then there's the inclusion of Intel's Pentium Dual Core E2140 microprocessor with 1.60GHz clock speed, 1MB of L2 cache and 800MHz system bus. 531, on the opposite end, packs an AMD Dual Core chip, albeit a faster one. Since this particular machine is also a bit cheaper, system memory is dropped from 1GB to 512MB, Microsoft's Windows Vista is downgraded from Home Premium to Home Basic and of course, the obvious difference in clock speeds, and therefore, performance difference between the two systems is present as well.