Dell Inspiron Desktop 3880 – Intel Core i5 10th Gen, 12GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, Windows 10 Pro, 2 Year On-Site (Latest Model) – Black
The Dell Inspiron Model 3880 desktop is a low-budget generic desktop that fits any home office. You will find some luxuries: note the simple and ultra-compact design and the absence of USB Type-C ports, but the system handles daily multitasking thanks to its Core i5 processor and built-in Wi-Fi. If you like design, this is a safe purchase, but Acer Aspire TC-895-ua91 is still our first choice in this category for its USB-C compatibility, twice as much storage space and similar performance at a lower price.
Simple space saving
If you don’t have a lot of office space, Inspiron’s small size may be enough to attract attention. The tower itself measures 12.8 by 6.1 by 11.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 10.8 pounds. It is not very high or wide. It won’t go far on the desktop (or take up a lot of space, if you prefer), and is easy to move with one hand.
The visual design is very simple, but it is not devoid of style. It is a black rectangle with a nice striped pattern on the front. The appearance and size coincide with the price and purpose of the device, since it is a convenient desktop computer with a plug-and-play function.
However, there are many features. On the front side there are four USB type A ports (two USB 3.1 and two 2.0), as well as an SD card slot. There is a location where there could be an optical drive, but our test instance did not have one.
The other ports are located on the back, including two more USB 3.1 Type A ports and two more USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA video outputs, and an Ethernet connector. To date, you have noticed that it has no USB Type-C ports, the only serious missing link.
USB-C is not necessary, but in some respects it can offer a better data transfer rate and allows the use of USB-C devices without adapters. As it becomes more and more standard, even among cheap PCs (especially laptops), the exception may be a disadvantage. As for connectivity options, the system is built into Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which is not provided for budget desktops.
Internal access and components
This type of construction is extremely simple, but it is important to be able to easily open the case for maintenance or upgrades. Fortunately, by loosening the two knurled screws on the back (they can be tightened enough to make it easier to use a screwdriver), you can remove the left side panel.
The interior is far from the most eye-catching you’ve ever seen, but it’s a cheap system focused primarily on features: leave the trendy component designs on expensive gaming PCs. Inside, you’ll find a metal case that covers the power supply at the bottom and a black plastic funnel above the processor that creates a direct path to the rear fan. It is easy to remove by holding the two blue clamps and pulling, opening the single air cooling unit and the processor underneath.
By removing this shield, you can see the entire installation. Our model is equipped with an Intel Core i5-10400 processor, 8 GB of memory and a 256 GB SSD drive. Our configuration has two memory slots, one is free and the other is occupied by a single 8GB DIMM memory card.