Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS Review
- Simple but elegant design
- High-end components
- Plenty of space for expansion
- Forward-looking ports
- No bloatware
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
- Quiet running processor
- Great gaming performance
- Slightly leaned towards expensive
- Underwhelming storage options
The Dell Inspiron series has completely revamped what we knew about ordinary dell desktops. It has proved that you don’t have to own an Alienware to game with. The Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS prides itself as an outstanding mid-range gaming PC thanks to a remarkable assembly of components. A fast Core i7-7800K processor, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and plenty of both hard drive and SSD storage make it a gaming force to reckon with. It handles 1440p and 1080p gameplay with flair and is great for video rendering. As a result, we recommend it as our Editor’s Choice for mid-range gaming Desktops.
Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS Specs
|Processor||4.6 GHz Intel Core i7 8700 (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2400MHz|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 [SATA] (SSD) Boot + 2 TB 7200R PM SATA HDD|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060|
|Dimensions||17.23 x 8.5 x 18.07 inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home 64-bit English|
|Power Supply||460 watts|
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, 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.
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.
1. Audio Combo Jack | 2. SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A (2) | 3. USB 2.0 Type-A (2) | 4. Display Port out | 5. 1000 Gigabit Ethernet Port | 6. SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type (4) | 7. USB 2.0 Type-A (2) | 8. 7.1ch and Microphone Port | 9. HDMI Port | 10. Additional Display Port Out (3). 3 in 1 Card Reader (SD, SDXC, SDHC)
Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi. Right off the bat on purchase, you get a free McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
Like most gaming PCs with high-end graphics cards and processors, the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS performance is excellent. The processor on this baby is the state of the art Intel Core i7-8700. It packs all the Coffee Lake greatness into a 65W envelope, including six Hyper-Threaded cores. This September 2017 chip comes with a base clock speed of 3.2GHz but it overclocks at 4.6GHz when thermals allow. Compared to the quad-core processors we were used to, this 6-core processor is a beast with 50% improved performance. The two additional core essentially boost its performance making it capable of handling demanding applications and games.
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 for a great bang for buck PC.
Aside from a top-end chip, the Inspiron works hand in hand with 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive and 128GB Solid State drive storage. Now, 16GB is plenty and the reason why this PC can juggle through tabs during when browsing, and also simultaneously operating other basic desktop software/ apps. It is a great option for gaming as well for most AAA games. But if need be, you can opt for 32GB down the road for future proofing purposes and handling graphics intensive games.
Strangely, more often than not, you won’t need that much as that much memory classifies as overkill for most PC users. The only exception would be if your computer handles/stores huge databases, virtual machines and other behemoth data in its memory. In such instances, the 32 GB might not even be enough.
As for storage, the 1TB hard drive is modest for casual storage of media and video. At this price point, I would have expected to have at least 2TB. The 128GB solid-state storage is a welcome touch to storage and speed. It helps in booting up the system if the operating system loads from your SSD. Also, it’s an added advantage as it loads software and apps fast.
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 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.
|Dirt Rally||72.2 fps on Full HD|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider||58 fps on Full HD|
|Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor||92 fps on Full HD|
Great bang for buck PC
Right out of the box, the sleek and luxe aesthetics of the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS are captivating. Likewise, it comes with intriguing performance thanks to high-end features including a fast processor, 16GB RAM decent amount of storage and Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. 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).
The only features we had qualms with are the abysmally unflattering 1TB storage. But that’s sort of a forgivable tradeoff as it helps lower the price tag, and can be upgraded in the future. Bottom line, the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS is a great desktop that should muscle you through AAA gaming and other run-to-the-mill tasks such as emailing, web browsing, streaming video and video editing. It receives our Editor’s Choice for mid-level gaming desktops.