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The best desktops with the Intel Core i3 processors have been built for faster processing and smoother visuals at comparatively lower costs when compared to the higher end Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. The best desktops with this entry level processor also host an inbuilt graphics from Intel for basic video processing.

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Dell XPS 18

Dell XPS 18 Desktop


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Dell XPS 18
Gateway DX4870 (2013)
Dell OptiPlex 3011
Dell Inspiron i660s (2013)
Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus
Dell XPS 18 Desktop
Gateway DX4870-UB2B
Dell OptiPlex 3011 Desktop
Dell Inspiron i660s-2312BK Desktop
Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus Desktop
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Apr 2013
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
May 2013
Processor Type
Intel Core i3
Intel Core i3
Intel Core i3
Intel Core i3
Intel Core i3
Display
18.4 in. LED Backlit Touch Display with IPS/Truelife
20 in.
Form Factor
All-in-one
Tower
All-in-one
HDD Size
500.0 GB
1000.0 GB
500.0 GB
1024.0 GB
500.0 GB
Installed Memory
4 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
6 GB DDR3
4 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
Operating System
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 8
Processor
Intel Core i3-3227U 1.9 GHz
Intel Core i3
Core i3-3220 3.3 GHz
Core i3-3240 3.4 GHz
Core i3 3120M Dual-Core 2.5 GHz
Recommended Use
Business, Home Use
Business

  • It's the best of the small handful of current tablet/all-in-one hybrids, with a subtle, sophisticated design and good battery life, but this new genre is still in its early days.


  • The Dell XPS 18 fulfills a niche somewhere between a large screen ultrabook and a dedicated all-in-one desktop PC. It mostly works, though the market for such a product is still in its beginning stages.


  • The Dell XPS 18 fulfills a niche somewhere between a large screen ultrabook and a dedicated all-in-one desktop PC. It mostly works, though the market for such a product is still in its beginning stages.


  • The Gateway DX4870-UB2B gives its users what they expect: the latest technology and decent power in an inexpensive desktop PC. It's what we currently recommend for general purpose computing.


  • With solid components, class-leading performance, and room to grow, the Gateway DX4870-UB17 is an excellent desktop on a budget.


  • The Dell OptiPlex 3011 all-in-one desktop is a no-nonsense work PC, updated with a 20-inch touch screen and Windows 8, making it a smart pick for businesses large and small.


  • The Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus desktop has the chops to go beyond its intended media consumption purposes, thanks to its Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor, generous port selection, and support for dual-display output. These help overshadow some of its shortcomings and ultimately make for a decent way to rev up your home entertainment center.


Top 5 i3 desktop:

  1. Dell XPS 18 Desktop
  2. Gateway DX4870-UB2B
  3. Dell OptiPlex 3011 Desktop
  4. Dell Inspiron i660s-2312BK Desktop
  5. Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus Desktop