Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop review: a modestly-priced machine with a surprising amount of grunt

Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop
  • Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop
  • Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop
  • Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5

Pros

  • Upgradability
  • Price

Cons

  • Design is a little flat

Bottom Line

If you’re after a no-nonsense desktop PC that has just enough grunt to tackle most of the games you’ll want to play this holiday season and just enough upgradability to be viable over the long term, the Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop is absolutely worth consideration.

Would you buy this?

Performance

In terms of performance, there’s a lot to like about the Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop. To be sure, it’s far short of the beastly things found in Acer’s Predator or even Dell’s own Alienware stock. However, for the price, it makes a surprisingly compelling case for itself.

We used the PC to test out several recent games including Total Warhammer 2, Forza 7 Motorsport,  Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and the PC version of Destiny 2. All managed to be perfectly playable, though we sometimes had to crank some of the settings a little closer to medium than high. With the latter, we did experience some framerate loss during intense firefights but still managed about 40-45 FPS on average.

Credit: Microsoft

Read more: Dell XPS 13 (8th gen) review: Lives up to the legacy

Then, there’s the benchmarks, seen below. For reference, we compared the Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop to two recent gaming notebooks we reviewed. Both boast an asking price that’s close to double what the Inspiron goes for. However, as you can see, the performance you get out of the Inspiron is pretty comparable across the board.

Credit: Fergus Halliday | IDG

The Bottom Line

Taken seriously, the Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that you might with something from a dedicated sub-brand. As far as gaming desktops go, it doesn’t quite have everything you want - but it’s probably got everything you need.

If you’re after a no-nonsense desktop PC that has just enough grunt to tackle most of the games you’ll want to play this holiday season and just enough upgradability to be viable over the long term, the Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming Desktop is absolutely worth consideration.

Credit: Dell


Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Read more on these topics: Dell, Dell Inspiron, Dell Inspiron Gaming PC
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?