Conclusion: Dell’s Inspiron 23 is a confused product. On the one hand it’s an Inspiron, and in the company’s brand mythology that means affordable. Yet on the other, this clearly isn’t an entry-level product. Pricing starts at $999, already more than most consumers want to spend, and stops just south of the bigger, more powerful Dell XPS One 27. Walking this tightrope between affordability and quality is difficult, and like so many others, the Inspiron 23 trips and tumbles off.
Pros: Attractive design, Supports HDMI-out and HDMI-in, Fast, well-rounded performance
Cons: Low-contrast display, Poor audio quality, System fan is annoying at load, Expensive for a 23-inch AIO, Affordable models lose performance advantage