Inspiron 518 Desktop

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Introducing the new Inspiron 518

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The Inspiron™ 518 desktop is the family-friendly PC with advanced technologies everyone will love.

  • Expandable performance in a stylish black-and-chrome design
  • Media tray for connecting portable USB devices
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI®) and optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive

Dell Inspiron 518 Desktop






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Inspiron 518 Desktop

Advanced Technology With Modern Style

The glossy black exterior and perforated chrome accents are the first features you’ll notice on the new Inspiron 518. But press its illuminated power button, and you’ll quickly realize there’s more to this system than meets the eye. Designed for everyday use, with the latest entertainment, connectivity and performance options, the Inspiron 518 is a family-friendly powerhouse — at an affordable price.

Cool and Functional


With an optional Wireless-N networking card, you’ll get ultra-reliable wireless connectivity.

Gigabit High-Speed Ethernet

Transfer files many times faster with the next generation of Ethernet.
Inspiron 518 Desktop

Become Inspired

The Inspiron 518 redefines movie night with a variety of multimedia options.

Media Tray

A recessed media tray provides two USB ports for connecting your MP3 players, cameras and other USB devices.


With the optional HDMI port, you can use your desktop as a multimedia player, and enjoy the Hi-Def experience on your TV.
Inspiron 518 Desktop

Simple and Smart Services

Dell DataSafe

Our online backup service offers data protection by enabling customers to back-up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe™ is easy, flexible and secure. Set it up and forget it, for data backup that helps to protect against software, hardware and other catastrophic failures.

Dell Support Center

Our easy-to-use application provides personalized support resources. Conveniently located on your PC desktop, with quick links to service, support and system resources, it helps to keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.

DellConnect Remote Assistance

DellConnect™ Remote Assistance simplifies troubleshooting and repair by enabling a Dell service associate to diagnose problems and provide customer support over the Internet.
Intel & Vista

Works Hard. Plays Harder.

Whatever your performance needs, the Inspiron 518 delivers.

Intel Processors

Ideal for multitasking environments, Intel® Core™2 Duo processors are designed to help reduce lag time while running multiple applications.

Tap into powerhouse performance and graphics with optional Intel® Core™2 Quad processors.


The Inspiron 518 features a range of hard drive options, including an available dual drive. That means more room for storing photos, movies and other large media files.

Windows Vista

With Windows Vista®, you get enhanced organization, search functionality and network controls. For even more functionality, select Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate and get the built-in Media Center to manage your digital photos, videos and music, plus parental controls to help keep your children’s world safe.

Preload Music and Movies on Your New Dell PC

Start enjoying your favorite music and movies as soon as you get your new Dell.

Sound Card

  • High Definition Audio (HDA)Integrated

    Intel® 7.1 channel High Definition Audio


  • Integrated

    10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board


    Internal Wireless-N


  • USB 2.0 Ports

    Eight: 2 front, 4 back, 2 top

    Front & Back AV Ports

    Front: Microphone (1) and Headphone (1)

    Back: line-in, line-out, microphone, rear surround, side surround


  • PCI: 1 Slot

    PCIe x1: 2 Slots

    Back: line-in, line-out, microphone, rear surround, side surround

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