I got the Apple iMac 21.5-inch almost five years ago and since then, it’s what I’ve been using for work on a daily basis. I never had any software or hardware problems with it like crashing, reboots, etc. However, the hardware could no longer keep up with some of the things that I do for work like graphic design and video editing. There are times when the computer would lag when I edit large files on Adobe Photoshop or edit video files on iMovie.
Because of that, I decided to get a new desktop computer. What I needed was a desktop computer that had at least an Intel Core i5 processor, discrete graphics memory card, at least 16GB of RAM, and an SSD drive (either boot-only or both boot and storage).
I scoured various sites online including Amazon and BestBuy trying to get the best deal. After a few days, I came across a sale event on the Dell website. When checked it out, I was very happy to see the Dell Inspiron 5490 AIO (All-In-One) desktop computer on sale for CAD$1,349.99. Check out the tech specs below and you’ll understand why.
- 23.8″ FHD (1920×1080) AIT Infinity Touch Display
- 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
- 8MB Cache up to 4.9 GHz
- NVIDIA GeForce MX110 with 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
- 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz RAM
- 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Drive (Boot)
- 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5″ SATA Hard Drive (Storage)
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- 802.11ac 1×1 WiFi and Bluetooth
- IR Web Camera
- Dell Inspiron 5490 All-In-One Desktop Computer
- Dell KM636 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse (White)
- 130 Watt AC Adapter
- 1 x AA battery (mouse)
- 2 x AAA battery (keyboard)
For this particular unboxing, I did something different. Something I haven’t done before which is an unboxing video. Don’t get too excited because it’s just a quick unboxing and I didn’t do any talking. Anyway, check it out below.
ADDITIONAL UNBOXING PHOTOS:
Aside from the specifications and package contents listed above, I also got the following:
- Microsoft Office 30-Day Trial
- McAfee 30-Day Trial
- McAfee LiveSafe Consumer 12-month Subscription
For an additional US$60, I also got the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 & Premiere Elements 2020 Bundle which retails for about US$150.
It’s a bit disappointing that I couldn’t get to choose or upgrade the keyboard/mouse and it doesn’t include an optical drive. However, I’m still very happy and satisfied with this purchase. I’m also glad I opted to get a Windows PC and not an Apple computer. Why? Because I’m on a tight budget and with that type of hardware specifications, I wouldn’t have been able to get a brand new Apple iMac or Macbook Pro for that price or even below $2,000 CAD.
I will let you guys know how the Dell Inspiron 5490 All-In-One performs via a more extensive review after maybe a month or two of using it. If you don’t want to miss that, make sure to subscribe via Email or RSS. You can also follow this blog on Facebook or Twitter.
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