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Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS Review

A blend of quality and ruggedness
% Very Good
$639.99
as of Jul 19 2018 14:00 GMT (Details)
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Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS Review

If you’re one to get your beak wet in prebuilt computers, then you better stick around. Today we delve deep into a prebuilt PC from Dell; the Dell Inspiron 5675. A gaming system built with a good blend of quality and ruggedness every gamer enjoys. Dell has not been a household name in the gaming arena, but that is slowly changing with the entrance of the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop series. The Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS is an advanced PC (compared to predecessor) geared for the budget conscious gamer looking for a PC that will remain relevant through the coming 3-5years. This is a PC made to rumble right out of the box. From the onset, the plastic armor covers the metal structure with cues from the best in the industry. We loved the first impression it draws and you’ll certainly love it too. Also, the Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS shows much promise in performance owing to a line-up of high-end components which we’ll get into below. Read the Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS Review below.


Pros

  • Compact design
  • Great all-around performance
  • Top of the line components
  • Expandable/upgradable chassis
  • Plenty of ventilation hence great airflow
  • Liquid cooling
  • Smooth HD gaming performance

Cons

  • No USB Type-C port
  • Mediocre storage options

Verdict

Like other Dell Inspiron desktops, the Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS has an upgradable design with cleaner and more attractive edges. The system is fitted with among the best components including the most recent AMD Ryzen 5 processor and AMD RX 570 graphics card (4GB DDR5).


Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS Specs

Processor3.4GHz Quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 1400
Memory8GB DDR4-2400MHz
Storage1TB Mechanical drive
Graphics cardAMD Radeon RX 570
Dimensions17.23 x 8.5 x 18.07 inches
Weight26.43 lbs
Operating SystemWindows 10

Design and Features

The Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS is a great alternative for users who can’t build their own PCs from scratch. It mixes up a bit of gaming flair with professional aesthetics that Dell is well known for in the Dell XPS desktops. The case is not flashy as those gamer-centric PCs with out-of-the-world gaming themes (looking at you Asus G11DF). But it spices up well with blue LED lighting and a myriad of vents on its bottom half. The New Dell Inspiron 5680 builds on this design with additional tweaks here and there.

The main difference between these two models, if you asked, is that the 5680 is more customizable. It offers a bit more edge, which should be good news for users looking to upgrade. One can opt for a tempered glass side panel with the Dell Inspiron 5680 just as is with OEMs like CyberPowerPC, SkyTech, and iBuyPower.

One last thing we appreciated is the fact that the side panels of our reviewed model get off easy. Should you need to have a peek into the gut, all you need to have is a Phillips head screwdriver. The inside is neat and well organized too, save for the cabling where we noticed a bit of overlapping. On the bright side, the inside has plenty of room for expansion, an appealing aspect for DIY-ers looking to tweak and upgrade.


Ports

Design-wise, the Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS shows a good blend of style and restraint. It’s neither too loud nor boring. The front face has a smooth silver finish and harbors a few ports well placed for proximity. There is the superspeed USB Type-C port, USB 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and an audio jack. The rear features the richer set including 4 superspeed USB 3.1 ports, two more USB 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, an Ethernet jack and audio ports. There are a few more extra ports as a result of the graphics card: three DisplayPort connectors and a HDMI port.


Performance

Calling a machine a gaming desktop requires that it has the guts and agility to behave like one. And that calls for high-end components that can play the part. Fortunately, looking at the inside, the Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS goes the extra mile to ensure the best components the industry can provide. Inside the steel re-enforced case is an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive and AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 Graphics card. These come together to make the heart and mind of the computer. So, unless you know what you’re doing caution is highly advised before venturing behind the panel.
That said we were pleased with the AMD 5 1400 processor and AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 Graphics card. The AMD 5 1400 is a wallet-friendly processor created for performance and power efficiency. This is one of those processors users looking to assemble their own sub $1000 desktops go for.

It is a Quad-core multithreaded processor that’s great for video encoding and rendering. Also, coupled with the graphics card, it makes an all-rounder great gaming and casual use PC. On our gaming tests, this green team processor managed an outstanding 8428 Average CPU Mark which is decent considering it is the lowest in the configuration hierarchy. The highest configuration on the list is the AMD Ryzan 7 1800X which managed 15,414 on the Average CPU Mark. Admittedly, compared to others on the list, our unit has a rather paltry performance. But in the long run, it certainly fits as a budget-friendly component for users looking to keep the price tag as low as possible.

Gaming Powerhouse Amped Up on Radeon RX 570 Juice

The star of the show for the gaming scene is the AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 Graphics card. Since Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS falls in the same price range with rivals such the CyberPowerPc Gamer Xtreme GXIVR020A5 and SkyTech ArchAngel GTX 1050Ti, we’ll constantly refer to them. But first a bit of intro to this card. The AMD Radeon RX 570 is a refresh and upgrade of the RX 470 and it’s designed for Full HD gaming on high settings. As such, games on the Dell Inspiron are well playable at Full HD with majority averaging 60 fps. Compared to Intel, the AMD Radeon RX 570 falls in between Nvidia GTX 1060 (3GB memory) and the Nvidia GTX 1050Ti.

All these card qualify as high power consumption graphic cards. As the name suggests, the SkyTech ArchAngel GTX 1050Ti spots a Nvidia 1050Ti card while the CyberPowerPC trods ahead with the slightly powerful RX 580 card.

On gaming runs, the RX 570 showed impressive results on Full HD. We played a couple of games including Hitman which tends to favor AMD cards. On Hitman, it scored 79.5 fps which is 2 fps ahead of the AMD RX 470. On the same tests, Nvidia’s GTX 1060 scored 80 fps is are way remarkable than the green team’s.

Update: Check out the Dell Inspiron i5675-7806BLU-PUS Review we recently reviewed. It’s a similar Dell Inspiron desktop but with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card.

The competitive Tomb Raider played on high preset Full HD managed 68 fps on the RX 570. Meanwhile, GTX 1060 surged ahead with beyond 81 fps. In conclusion, all this means that the AMD RX 570 is a strong card for gaming, but the GTX 1060 is relatively better. Nvidia proves to be ahead with the 1050Ti and the GTX 1060 card especially on gaming and efficiency, but the Radeon RX 570 is a real brute on pricing.


Conclusion

Since Dell started with the Inspiron series they have been producing hit after hit. The Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS doesn’t fall far from the tree either. Just like the rest of the Inspiron series, the Dell Inspiron i5675-A933BLU-PUS is an aesthetic beauty. It’s a powerful system offering more torque than its name suggests thanks to a combination of high-end components. You get a Ryzen 5 1400 Processor, 8GB DDR4-2400MHz memory, 1TB storage, and an AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GDDR5 Graphics. Also, the system comes with a quiet thermal design, upgradable chassis all packed in a meticulously designed case. Our unit was a lower configuration but it certainly provides value for money. We easily recommend it as our Editor’s Choice for entry-level gaming. It should please shoppers looking for a quick plug and play PC.

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