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DELL Inspiron 3470 Small Desktop Computer D13S D13S003 Manual

DELL Inspiron 3470 Small Desktop Computer D13S D13S003 Manual Image

Inspiron 3470
Setup and Specifications

Computer Model: Inspiron 3470
Regulatory Model: D13S
Regulatory Type: D13S003

Notes, cautions, and warnings
icon4 NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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Set up your computer

CAUTION: To ensure good airflow and prevent overheating, place the system in an open area, at least 2 inches/5 cm away from walls. Ensure that air vents on the system are clear of any obstructions.

  1. Connect the keyboard and mouse.
    icon4 NOTE: For setup instructions, see the documentation shipped with the keyboard and mouse.
  2. Connect the network cable—Optional.
  3. Connect the display.
    icon4 NOTE: If you ordered your computer with a discrete graphics card, connect the display to the discrete graphics card.
  4. Connect the power cable.
  5. Press the power button.
  6. Finish operating system setup.
    For Ubuntu:
    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
    For Windows:
    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. When setting up, Dell recommends that you:
    • Connect to a network for Windows updates.
    icon4NOTE: If connecting to a secured wireless network, enter the password for the wireless network access when prompted.
    • If connected to the internet, sign in with or create a Microsoft account. If not connected to the internet, create an offline account.
    • On the Support and Protection screen, enter your contact details.
  7. Locate and use Dell apps from the Windows Start menu—Recommended.
    Table 1. Locate Dell apps
    Resources Description
    My Dell
    Centralized location for key Dell applications, help articles, and other important information about your computer. It also notifies you about the warranty status, recommended accessories, and software updates if available.
    Proactively checks the health of your computer’s hardware and software. The SupportAssist OS Recovery tool troubleshoots issues with the operating system. For more information, see the SupportAssist documentation at www.dell.com/support.
    icon4NOTE: In SupportAssist, click the warranty expiry date to renew or upgrade your warranty.
    Dell Update
    Updates your computer with critical fixes and the latest device drivers as they become available. For more information about using Dell Update, see the knowledge base article SLN305843 at www.dell.com/support.
    Dell Digital Delivery
    Download software applications, which are purchased but not pre-installed on your computer. For more information about using Dell Digital Delivery, see the knowledge base article 153764 at www.dell.com/support.
  8. Create recovery drive for Windows.

NOTE: It is recommended to create a recovery drive to troubleshoot and fix problems that may occur with Windows.

For more information, see Create a USB recovery drive for Windows.

Create a USB recovery drive for Windows

Create a recovery drive to troubleshoot and fix problems that may occur with Windows. An empty USB flash drive with a minimum capacity
of 16 GB is required to create the recovery drive.

icon4 NOTE: This process may take up to an hour to complete.

icon4 NOTE: The following steps may vary depending on the version of Windows installed. Refer to the Microsoft support site for latest instructions.

  1. Connect the USB flash drive to your computer.
  2. In Windows search, type Recovery.
  3. In the search results, click Create a recovery drive.
    The User Account Control window is displayed.
  4. Click Yes to continue.
    The Recovery Drive window is displayed.
  5.  Select Back up system files to the recovery drive and click Next.
  6.  Select the USB flash drive and click Next.
    A message appears, indicating that all data in the USB flash drive will be deleted.
  7.  Click Create.
  8. Click Finish.
    For more information about reinstalling Windows using the USB recovery drive, see the Troubleshooting section of your product’s Service Manual at www.dell.com/support/manuals.

Views of Inspiron 3470


  1. Optical-drive activity light
    Turns on when the computer reads from or writes to the optical disc.
  2. Optical-drive eject button
    Press to open the optical drive tray.
  3. Optical-drive emergency eject pinhole
    Used to eject the optical-drive tray manually if the optical-drive eject button fails.
    NOTE: For more information about manually ejecting optical-drive trays, see the knowledge base article SLN301118 at www.dell.com/support.
  4. Optical drive (optional)
    Reads from and writes to CDs and DVDs.
  5. Power button
    Press to turn on the computer if it is turned off, in sleep state, or in hibernate state.
    Press to put the computer in a sleep state if it is turned on.
    Press and hold for 4 seconds to force shut down the computer.
    NOTE: You can customize the power-button behavior in Power Options. For more information, see www.dell.com/support/manuals.
  6. Hard-drive activity light
    Turns on when the computer reads from or writes to the hard drive.
  7. SD-card slot
    Reads from and writes to the SD card.
  8. Headset port
    Connect headphones or a headset (headphone and microphone combo).
  9. USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2)
    Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps


  1. Line-in port
    Connect recording or playback devices such as a microphone or CD player.
  2. Line-out port
    Connect speakers.
  3. Microphone port
    Connect an external microphone to provide sound input.
  4. VGA port
    Connect an external display or a projector.
  5. HDMI port
    Connect to a TV or another HDMI-in-enabled device. Provides video and audio output.
  6. USB 2.0 ports (4)
    Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps.
  7. Network port (with lights)
    Connect an Ethernet (RJ45) cable from a router or a broadband modem for network or Internet access.
    The two lights next to the connector indicate the connectivity status and network activity.
  8. Service Tag label
    The Service Tag is a unique alphanumeric identifier that enables Dell service technicians to identify the hardware components in your computer and access warranty information.
  9. Expansion-card slots
    Provide access to ports on any installed PCI Express cards.
  10. Power port
    Connect a power cable to provide power to your computer.
  11. Power-supply diagnostics light
    Indicates the power-supply state.
  12.  Security-cable slot (for Kensington locks)
    Connect a security cable to prevent unauthorized movement of your computer.
  13. Padlock ring(s)
    Attach a standard padlock to prevent unauthorized access to the interior of your computer.

Specifications of Inspiron 3470

Computer model
Inspiron 3470
System information

Table 2. System information

Description Values
Processor • 9th  Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7

• Intel Pentium Gold

• Intel Celeron

Chipset Intel H370

Operating system

  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu

Dimensions and weight

Table 3. Dimensions and weight

Description Values
Height 290 mm (11.42 in.)
Width 92.60 mm (3.65 in.)
Depth 292 mm (11.50 in.)
Weight (approximate) 4.80 kg (10.58 lb)

icon4 NOTE: The weight of your computer varies depending on the configuration ordered and the manufacturing variability.


Table 4. Memory specifications

Description Values
Slots Two UDIMM slots
Type Dual-channel DDR4
Speed • 2400 MHz
• 2666 MHz
Configurations supported:
Per memory module slot
Total memory
4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB, and 32 GB

Ports and connectors

Table 5. Ports and connectors

Description Values
One RJ45 port
• Four USB 2.0 ports
• Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
Audio/Video • One headset port
• One microphone port
• One line-out port
• One line-in port
• One VGA port
• One HDMI-out 1.4 port
M.2 card
• One M.2 card slot for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo card
• One M.2 card slot for solid-state drive (SATA)


Table 6. Supported Communications

Description Values
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controller integrated on system board
Wireless • Intel 9462 1x1ac + Bluetooth 5.0 (802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0, 1×1)
• Intel 9560 2x2ac + Bluetooth 5.0 (802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0, 2×2)
• DW 1707 + Bluetooth 4.0 (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0, 1×1)


Table 7. Wireless

Description Values Values Values
Type DW1707 Intel 9462 1x1ac Intel 9560 2x2ac
Transfer rate (maximum) 150 Mbps 305 Mbps/326 Mbps 1204 Mbps/1220 Mbps
Frequency bands 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
Encryption • 64-bit/128-bit WEP
• 64-bit/128-bit WEP
• 64-bit/128-bit WEP


Table 8. Audio specifications

Description Values
Controller Realtek ALC3820-CG
Type Integrated 5.1 channel Intel High Definition Audio


Your computer supports one hard drive and an optional optical drive.

Table 9. Storage specifications

Storage type Interface type Capacity
One slimline DVD+/-RW optical drive SATA 6 Gbps N/A
Two 2.5-inch hard drive SATA 6 Gbps Up to 1 TB
One 3.5-inch hard drive SATA 6 Gbps Up to 2 TB
One M.2 2280 solid-state drive SATA 6 Gbps Up to 512 GB

Media-card reader

Table 10. Media-card reader specifications

Description Values
Type One SD-card slot
Cards supported SD card

Power ratings

Table 11. Power ratings

Type APFC Full Range 200 W APFC HV 200 W EPA Bronze 200 W
Input voltage 100 VAC-240 VAC 100 VAC-240 VAC 100 VAC-240 VAC
Input frequency 47 Hz-63 Hz 47 Hz-63 Hz 47 Hz-63 Hz
Input current (maximum) 3.20 A/1.60 A 3.20 A/1.60 A 6.60 A/3.30 A
Output current (continuous) 16.50 A/14 A 16.50 A/14 A 16.50 A/14 A
icon4 NOTE: Maximum continuous total DC output power shall not exceed 200 W.
Rated output voltage 12 VA/12 VB 12 VA/12 VB 12 VA/12 VB
Temperature range:
5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)
-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)


Table 12. Video specifications

Integrated Discrete
Controller • Intel UHD 610 Graphics
• Intel UHD 630 Graphics
Memory Shared system memory 2 GB

Computer environment

Airborne contaminant level: G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

Table 13. Computer environment

Operating Storage
Temperature range 10°C to 35°C
(50°F to 95°F)
–40°C to 65°C
(–40°F to 149°F)
Relative humidity


20% to 80%
5% to 95%
icon4 NOTE: Maximum dew point
temperature = 26°C
icon4 NOTE: Maximum dew point
temperature = 33°C
(maximum) *
0.26 GRMS 1.37 GRMS
Shock 40 G† 105 G‡

Operating         Storage

* Measured using a random vibration spectrum that simulates the user environment.
† Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard drive is in use.
‡ Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard-drive head is in a parked position.

Getting help and contacting Dell

Self-help resources

You can get information and help on Dell products and services using these self-help resources:

Table 14. Self-help resources

Self-help resources Resource location
Information about Dell products and services www.dell.com
My Dell Dell Digital Delivery
Tips icon
Contact Support In Windows search, type Contact Support, and press Enter.
Online help for the operating system  www.dell.com/support/windows


Troubleshooting information, user manuals, setup instructions, product specifications, technical help blogs, drivers, software updates, and so on.  www.dell.com/support
Dell knowledge base articles for a variety of computer concerns. 1.Go to www.dell.com/support.
2. Type the subject or keyword in the Search box.
3. Click Search to retrieve the related articles.
Learn and know the following information about your product:

• Product specifications
• Setting up and using your product
• Data backup
• Troubleshooting and diagnostics
• Factory and system restore
• BIOS information

See Me and My Dell at   www.dell.com/support/manuals.

To locate the Me and My Dell relevant to your product, identify your product through one of the following:
• Select Detect Product.
• Locate your product through the drop-down menu under View Products.
• Enter the Service Tag number or Product ID in the search bar.

Contacting Dell

To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues, see www.dell.com/contactdell.
icon4NOTE: Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your country.

icon4NOTE: If you do not have an active internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

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