Dell Inspiron 3650 vs. Dell XPS 8910

Comparison and Differences

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ModelDell Inspiron 3650Dell XPS 8910
Form factorMini TowerMini Tower
CPU optionsIntel Gen6 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;Intel Gen6 i3/i5/i7;
ChipsetH110Z170
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GTX 1650 SuperGeForce GTX 1080 Ti
RAMDIMM DDR3-1333/1600 DIMM DDR4-2133/2400
RAM slots24
RAM speed1600 MT/s2133 MT/s
RAM max16 GB64 GB
USB ports(2x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;USB 3.1 Type C; USB 3.1 Type A;(2x) USB-A 2.0; (7x) USB-A 3.0;
Video portsHDMI 1.2; VGA;HDMI 1.4; DisplayPort 1.2;
Other portsRJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Card Reader;RJ45; Mic; Headset; Card Reader;
Optional portsN.A.N.A.
SATA ports44
PCI slotsPCIe 2.0 x16; (2x) PCIe 2.0 x1;PCIe 3.0 x16; (x2) PCIe x4;
M.2 slotsM.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)
Drive bays(2x) 2.5in; 3.25in; 9.5mm(3x) 3.5in;
PSU240 W460 W
Weight7.40 kg (16.30 lb)10.00 kg (22.00 lb)
Released20162016
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* Dedicated GPU warning: Check if your particular power supply model has enough power. Additionally some PSUs don't come with an auxiliary PCIe power connector and you may need to buy a SATA to PCIe power adapter.

Differences between Dell Inspiron 3650 and Dell XPS 8910

Both computers, the Dell Inspiron 3650 and the Dell XPS 8910, were released during the same year - 2016.

Form factor wise the models are the same. This means that they are of similar size and form.

Processor

The two models have the same generation of Intel processors. We think that the 6 generation of Intel Processors have enough power to execute all of the home and office tasks that most people will care to do.

Memory

The Dell XPS 8910 has 4 RAM slots while the Dell Inspiron 3650 has only 2 slot(s). Of course this is not something to worry about. Just make sure you take it into consideration when planning how much RAM will your system be using.

The Dell XPS 8910 is using the faster 2133 MT/s RAM. The Dell Inspiron 3650 is slower by supporting RAM speeds of up to 1600 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the Dell XPS 8910 as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The Dell Inspiron 3650 can do a bit less at max 16 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for the majority of users.

Ports

In total the Dell XPS 8910 has 11 USB ports. The Dell Inspiron 3650 is inferior in this regard and packs 6 USB ports. In any case, if you miss USB ports, you can always purchase a USB hub. What is nice about the Dell XPS 8910, is that it has 2 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the Dell Inspiron 3650 has no such port, thus restricting your transfer speeds significantly. For people who want to use external drives on regular basis, this might be an issue.

Unfortunately, only the Dell XPS 8910 has a DisplayPort. The Dell Inspiron 3650 does not have one? Don't worry though, nowadays video adapters are cheap and you can get almost any combination of conversion types.

In case your monitor supports HDMI only, you will be happy to hear that both models come with an HDMI port.

SATA slots are located on the motherboard and it is where SSD, HDD and Optical Disk Drives are connected. Each of the two models being compared have 4 SATA slot(s). Keep in mind that having too few SATA slots might limit your options for connecting additional memory drives.

When your goal is to have the fastest SSD transfer speeds, an M.2 interface is crucial. Thus, it is good that both models have M.2 SSD slots. Today M.2 SSDs are not much more expensive than the average SATA drives, so it really does not make sense to invest in SATA drives anymore.

Make sure that the available M.2 slot supports the PCIe (also called NVMe) interface. This is important as there are M.2 slots which support only the inferior SATA III interface. For comparison, the SATA III interface has max speeds of 6Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32Gb/s!

Power Supply

Having a Power Supply Unit with high power rating is important, if you are going to use components which require extra power. The Dell Inspiron 3650 comes with a decent 240 Watt PSU, but the Dell XPS 8910 has a more powerful one rated at 460 Watts. Choosing either one depends on your specific requirements and use case. Also don't forget that some models might have more than one PSU option - try to always get the most powerful one, especially if you plan to upgrade to a powerful GPU.

Motherboard

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