Dell Inspiron 13 5000 Laptop with 3yr guarantee - £599.95 @ John Lewis
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Dell Inspiron 13 5000 Laptop with 3yr guarantee - £599.95 @ John Lewis

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Found 9th Apr
Dell Inspiron 13 5000 Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3" Full HD, Silver.

3 year guarantee.

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 has been created with a 13.3” Full HD screen and an 8th generation Quad-Core Intel i5 processor. It will breeze through your work requirements, and thanks to the Inspiron’s silver finish, not only is it powerful, it looks great too.

Power processor
Fitted with an Intel 8th generation, Quad-Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 will zoom effortlessly through your computing needs. With enough onboard power for you to work with multiple demanding applications open, you’ll happily experience flawless multi-tasking, without interruption.

Solid State Drive
The Dell Inspiron 13 5000's 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) gives you the capacity to store your documents and media, while ensuring quicker and reliable access to your files and programs. SSDs are far faster than regular hard drives. Ingeniously, SSDs don't use moving parts to work, which makes them far more dependable and also quieter.
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Nice first deal @nbotfield - thanks for sharing!

And welcome
Looks good for the price, but it doesn't state backlit keyboard which is a shame, heated for price.
Also says no Ethernet from the spec list but from one of the images it looks like there is one?

Another thing - the image shows a full size number pad?

Would be keen to know if it is backlit.
Edited by: "rafe17" 9th Apr
rafe176 h, 3 m ago

Also says no Ethernet from the spec list but from one of the images it …Also says no Ethernet from the spec list but from one of the images it looks like there is one?Another thing - the image shows a full size number pad?Would be keen to know if it is backlit.


I don't think many 13" laptops would have a full size number pad. Probably picture for the 15" or even 17" model.
Edited by: "tomtomato" 10th Apr
badger26096 h, 48 m ago

Looks good for the price, but it doesn't state backlit keyboard which is a …Looks good for the price, but it doesn't state backlit keyboard which is a shame, heated for price.


If you want a backlit keyboard and aluminium case (as opposed to plastic), you need to go for the Inspiron 7000 models, as opposed to 5000
rafe178 h, 55 m ago

Also says no Ethernet from the spec list but from one of the images it …Also says no Ethernet from the spec list but from one of the images it looks like there is one?Another thing - the image shows a full size number pad?Would be keen to know if it is backlit.


Looking at the 7000 13" it shows neither Ethernet or numerical pad. As stated above, looks like they've used a larger model for the pics.
anyone know how the display is? Looking to replace my late 13 mbpr, wanted xps 13 but would rather get this for the sake of qc issues.
I saw this last friday.... should have posted.
have some heat.
FUAARRKK1 h, 23 m ago

anyone know how the display is? Looking to replace my late 13 mbpr, wanted …anyone know how the display is? Looking to replace my late 13 mbpr, wanted xps 13 but would rather get this for the sake of qc issues.


Terrible display.

Only Dell laptops with decent displays are the latest 4K ones with HDR. I would avoid if you are after one with a decent screen.
The display on these is very good. One of the best video images I have seen on a laptop.

But....

Mine just died at 3 years old. It has been playing up for some considerable time. The A key went a few weeks ago and the QWERT keys went this past week. I am lucky that mine lasted this long as there are plenty of people posting online that their one failed much sooner than mine did.

These get very hot. IMPO there is simply not enough ventilation to keep these cooled - there is a big copper heatsink under the QWERT, ASD, AZX keys so go figure. I think they over-heat and fry the circuits. You can't replace the keyboard easily as it is part of the case.

Mine would regularly get too hot in normal use causing the machine to freeze or videos to hang. The bottom of the laptop is almost melted inside and outside - there is blackness on the inside. Seriously, I loved this laptop when I bought it new but I quicklycame to loathe it - I think 5 years should be a minimum to get out of a laptop costing in the £700 ball park. 3 years is just lousy and, as I write, have a look online at others complaining about their ones failing.

The plastic palmrest also wears away quickly so that you end up with two dirty looking and rough-feeling worn bits of plastic on either side of the track-pad.

Oddly enough, I was looking at these in PCWorld yesterday - the 5000's and the 700's - and they look fab when new but be warned. I noticed that they have now added an extra vent on the back but it is on the bottom of the laptop so when it sits on your lap or is on a flat surface you get very little in terms of circulation of air IMPO.

The other thing is that the battery life is just sh@t. I was told I would get 6 hours when I bought mine but out of the box the 42 3 cell battery gave me 3 hours tops. This VERY quickly fell down to an hour - so it is not portable. I haved used it for about 2 years with the power adapter plugged in constantly. Very poor battery life. I think most of these still come with that same 42 battery but I think I read that some come with a 37 or 38 battery so, if true, smaller again.
Edited by: "tawse57" 10th Apr
I like the 3 year guarantee!
Murtin33 m ago

Terrible display.Only Dell laptops with decent displays are the latest 4K …Terrible display.Only Dell laptops with decent displays are the latest 4K ones with HDR. I would avoid if you are after one with a decent screen.


idk if I'm spoilt by my late 2013 macbook pros 2560x1600 res, but I can't seem to find a good replacement. The XPS was probably the best but the coil whine was the deal breaker.
3600
FUAARRKK23 m ago

idk if I'm spoilt by my late 2013 macbook pros 2560x1600 res, but I can't …idk if I'm spoilt by my late 2013 macbook pros 2560x1600 res, but I can't seem to find a good replacement. The XPS was probably the best but the coil whine was the deal breaker.


Bet yours didn't cost £600 though
Murtin4 m ago

3600 Bet yours didn't cost £600 though


To be fair I bought the macbook out of curiosity. Mac osx wasn't anything great, but I do have to commend apple for build quality. Since late 2013 to present I've not had a single fault at all. But for the past 2 years I've been using windows on bootcamp, ironically.
Good price ... have some heat!

Having said that, IMHO you should shop around a bit before you click on buy .... I used to really like Dell machines but the past couple of machines I've picked up have had terrible problems (display & battery mainly). Their support really sucks ... think they must get money taken off their pay for every support call they accept!
Murtin17 h, 47 m ago

Terrible display.Only Dell laptops with decent displays are the latest 4K …Terrible display.Only Dell laptops with decent displays are the latest 4K ones with HDR. I would avoid if you are after one with a decent screen.


I have an XPS 15 with 4K touch display, and it's indeed great (best on any laptops I have seen).

However, I just bought an Inspiron 13 7000 for my daughter, and the HD non-touch display is very good too.
Out of stock.
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bluewhale201514 h, 15 m ago

Out of stock.


It went out of stock before and then came back. Obviously cant guarantee it will happen again but anyone interested can sign up for an alert on the JL site.
No backlit keyboard otherwise good laptop
Is this cheaper in store as says £649.95 online, anyone notice when price went up? Tks
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