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Dell Inspiron M501R, 15.6", Athlon II P320, 4GB Ram, 320GB HDD, 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 7 64bit - £349.99 @ Save On Laptops
Dell Inspiron M501R, 15.6", Athlon II P320, 4GB Ram, 320GB HDD, 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 7 64bit - £349.99 @ Save On Laptops

Dell Inspiron M501R, 15.6", Athlon II P320, 4GB Ram, 320GB HDD, 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 7 64bit - £349.99 @ Save On Laptops

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Processor AMD Athlon II P320 Dual Core (2.1GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
Screen 15.6" (Dell TrueLife, LED Screen, 1366x768 HD Resolution)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
RAM 4GB (DDR3 1333MHZ)
Hard Drive 320GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Dedicated (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v with 1GB Dedicated RAM)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
Network Card 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone
USB Ports 3x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth Version 2.0
Speakers Integrated Stereo Speakers
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
HDMI 1x HDMI Port
Warranty 12 Months Dell Collect & Return
Battery Life 3-4 Hours (This Specific Model 3.5-hours)
Weight 2-3 Kg (This Model 2.5 Kg)

HD550v is only 10-20% slower than HD5650
3DMark06 = 5260
3DM Vant. P GPU = 1804

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11 Comments

meh...

is this New or Refurb? I suspect at this price that its a refurb...

Original Poster

new

This looks like a reasonable spec for the price. I'm in the market for a new laptop.

Can anyone recommend anything better for around this price?

This is possibly a great deal. The GPU is great but the processor is a bit of a dog's dinner. Not sure how much of a bottleneck this will be for playing modern games. Any idfeas?

Sounds a good spec but not sure about the athlon chip ?
Anyone know how fast this is in everyday use and maybe the odd game (without the techno babble oO )

Bluetooth and 4gb memory look good though.

thanks

Good price if you missed the tesco deal on same laptop

Yer, avoid if you expect to play modern games with this -> "The AMD Athlon II P320 is an entry level dual core processor for laptops. Compared to the faster Phenom II and Turion II processors of 2010, the Athlon II P320 features only a 64 Bit FPU (Floating Point Unit), and not 128 Bit as the Athlon II Desktop...

The performance of the Athlon P320 is somewhere between a 1.7 - 2.1 GHz Pentium processor with 1 MB Level 2 Cache (e.g., Passmark CPU scores are similar to a Intel Celeron T3100 with 1.9 GHz)."

From notebookcheck.net/AMD…tml

realblender

modern games dont need more than this


Sound good then. So Crysis2 (for example) should run OK?

realblender

modern games dont need more than this


huh? although its a game the cpu speed can matter alot.
good example for comparisons is the 4650 card which this is based on
looking at the benchmarks with the same gpu an i7 gives almost twice the fps as a t4200 which this cpu is pretty similar to.
sometimes those benchmarks can be misleading but this is sort of outside the benchmarks as the graphics card isn't usually paired with such a slow processor so unexpected speeds could be obtained.
fyi i have a 4650 in my laptop with a faster t9600 processor and from memory i think it runs crysis ok at 720p (cant really remember the settings) but i certainly wasn't getting spectacular 60fps speeds so id be careful with this one.
especially as peoples expectations of visual effects being 'ok' vary wildly.

This is now £299 this week with code DOB-2
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