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    Is this a decent laptop?

    Thinking of buying this from Tesco using the double reward vouchers, so in effect would be paying £300 instead of £600. Would like any good/bad feedback before taking the plunge pls


    Dell Inspiron 15R Laptop (Intel Core™ i5, 4GB, 320GB, 15.6" Screen, 1GB Dedicated Graphic, Windows 7) Black

    Audio Features Yes with analogue output, Yes with digital output only
    Battery Life in Hours 4.0 to 4.5
    Blank Discs Case Included No
    Bluetooth Yes
    Brand Dell
    Built-in Webcam Yes
    Cache Memory in Mb 3MB
    Card Reader Type Memory stick duo, Memory stick pro, SD, xD
    Colour Black
    Dial Up Modem No
    External Sata Interface No
    Features of Product Sleek and hinge-forward design moves the display closer to the user. Improved usability with smudge-resistant palmrest, ergonomically-designed keyboards, stiffer frame, improved software, wireless display and interchangeable batteries. The Inspiron 15R is a striking new laptop featuring brushed finishes, 10-key numpad and powerful Intel Core i5 processor.Huge 320GB HDD to store all your favourite photos and music. Stay connected with media-friendly 5-in-1 card reader, webcam, DVDRW and 3 USB ports
    Finger Print Reader No
    Firewire No
    Full Software Loaded Microsoft Works 9
    Graphics Chipset Mobile Intel® 5 series express chipset HM57
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    Hard Drive Capacity 320GB
    Hard Drive Type 2.5" SATA 5400rpm with 8MB Cache
    Memory Size 4GB
    Memory Slots Total 2
    Memory Speed in Mhz PC3-10666 (1333 MHz)
    Memory Type DDR3
    Number of USB Ports 3
    Operating System Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit
    Optical Drive Compatible Type No
    Optical Drive Dual Layer Compatible Yes
    Optical Drive Hd-dvd Compatible Yes
    Optical Drive Type DVD dual layer rewriter
    Os Recovery Discs Included Yes
    Output HDMI (HDCP compliant)
    Power Adaptor Included Yes
    Processor Intel® Core™ i5
    Processor Bus in Mhz 1333
    Processor Model Number 450M 2.4Ghz
    Product Depth 26.2 cm
    Product Height 3.4 cm
    Product Weight 2.7
    Product Weight Units kg
    Product Width 37.6 cm
    Remote Control Included No
    Screen Size in Inches 15.6
    Screen Type LCD
    Trial Software Loaded Home & Student Office Trial, McAfee Security Centre 10 - 30 Day Trial
    Wired Networking Port 10 / 100 MHz ethernet
    Wireless Built in 802.11n

    10 Comments

    If it were made by anyone but Dell yes. Good enough spec, sadly Dell fill computers with so much crap, and they tend to grind to a halt after 2 years.

    decent compared to what:
    CAD Rendering,
    Facebook
    Email and writing
    or
    High quality frequent gaming
    ?

    Yes it is a good buy but as it is a Dell you will need to create your own recovery/repair disc. By the way if you have £300 worth of vouchers then you are getting it for free!

    Yes it is a good buy but as it is a Dell you will need to create your own recovery/repair disc. By the way if you have £300 worth of vouchers then you are getting it for free!

    if your getting it for £300 ye good laptop.

    Original Poster

    Yeah I have heard that but would plan to remove the bloatware...possibly even a clean install.

    Original Poster

    allyn

    Yes it is a good buy but as it is a Dell you will need to create your own … Yes it is a good buy but as it is a Dell you will need to create your own recovery/repair disc. By the way if you have £300 worth of vouchers then you are getting it for free!



    It says OS recovery disks incl (unusal for Dell I believe)!

    Original Poster

    super_leeds_86

    decent compared to what: CAD Rendering,FacebookEmail and writingorHigh … decent compared to what: CAD Rendering,FacebookEmail and writingorHigh quality frequent gaming?



    Put it this way, on my current 4yr old Toshiba Equium T2050 @160GHz cpu runs 80-100% and it's not used for gaming but is for streaming news and charts.

    I guess my question is - IF I had to pay the full £600 would it be a good spec for that price?
    Edited by: "LadyLuck" 18th Nov 2010

    LadyLuck

    IF I had to pay the full £600 would it be a good spec for that price?


    I very much doubt it but as it doesn't list the GPU it's hard to be definitive.
    Overall though I don't think it's a premium Dell laptop so £600 is a lot even for an i5.

    LadyLuck

    It says OS recovery disks incl (unusal for Dell I believe)!



    Ive always had dell's and ive never once had to create my own
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