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Dell Inspiron One 2205 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £549
inc VAT

Dell's little all-in-one is a decent contender for budget users and looks great, too


3GHz AMD Athlon II X2 250e, 4GB RAM, 21.5in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The touchscreen display itself looks rather good, with even backlighting and vivid natural colours as well as decent contrast in dark areas. It looks a little gritty on light windows, but we were pleased to find that the glossy finish isn’t too reflective. Dell’s touch-friendly toolbar also feels friendlier and more natural to use than the standard Microsoft Touch Pack interface supplied with most touchscreen systems, although a keyboard and mouse are still a better choice.

Dell Inspiron One 2205 back

Dell has put together a functional range of features in an attractive PC. The Acer Aspire Z3731 is cheaper, but doesn’t have the build quality to match Dell’s PC.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****
Processor AMD Athlon II X2 250e
Processor external bus 200MHz (HyperTransport)
Processor multiplier x15
Processor clock speed 3GHz
Processor socket AM3
Memory 4
Memory type PC3-10666
Maximum memory 8GB
Motherboard Dell 0DPRF9
Motherboard chipset AMD 785GX


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/4
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n

Internal Expansion

Case all-in-one
PCI-E x1 slots (free) N/A
PCI-E x16 slots (free) N/A
Free memory slots 0

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Seagate ST350041
Interface SATA2
Total storage capacity 500GB


Graphics card(s) 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Graphics/video ports none


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs 2x 3.5mm stereo line out, 3.5mm mic in
Speakers integrated

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick PRO, xD
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size 21.5 in
Screen model N/A
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs none

Other Hardware

Keyboard Dell Y-RBP-DEL4
Mouse Dell M787C


Software included Dell TouchCam, Microsoft Works 9.0
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option restore partition

Buying Information

Warranty one year collect and return
Price £549

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