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Dell Inspiron M5030 2800B3D 15.6-Inch Laptop (3D Black)

by Dell
78 customer reviews
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  • AMD Athlon Processor 2.3GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon HD 4250
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Product Description

Meet the Inspiron M5030 - an AMD-powered, 15.6" laptop computer for your everyday needs. With an attractive, stylish design and mobile technology, this laptop features everything you want for everyday computing. The Inspiron M5030 offers a modern black palmrest.

Enjoy premium looks without the premium price with the Dell Inspiron M5030 notebook PC (model iM5030-2800B3D), which features a beautiful exterior with 3D black-patterned finish and glossy accents. It features a 15.6-inch high-def display, giving you ample space for opening multiple windows and digital entertainment. It's powered by a dual-core AMD Athlon II processor and the ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics processor, which combines multi-core processing and powerful graphics for a superior digital entertainment experience.

Dell Inspiron M5030
The Dell Inspiron 5030 with 3D black patterned finish and
glossy black accents (see larger image).

Enjoy smooth multitasking and excellent performance with 3 GB of installed RAM. Stay connected with family and friends via Web chats using the built-in webcam and microphone. Other features include a 320 GB hard drive, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, a multi-format memory card reader, and an 8x CD/DVD drive with dual-layer DVD burning capabilities.

This Dell notebook comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version). You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.


  • 15.6-inch high-definition LCD with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution for native HD 720p display.
  • 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon II dual-core P360 processor with 1 MB L2 cache and 800 MHz front-side bus for excellent multi-tasking. It's designed to handle simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. And with Vision Technology from AMD, you'll get a combination of cutting-edge processing and video power that allows you to experience vivid web and video content, sharp photos and crystal-clear music.
  • 320 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz, 2 DIMM slots)


    Dell Inspiron iM5030
    Enjoy high-definition content on the 15.6-inch
    HD 720p-native display (see larger image).


    Dell Inspiron iM5030
    Connect to peripherals via 3 USB ports
    (see larger image).


    Dell Inspiron iM5030
  • ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics card provides exceptional features, performance and power-efficiencies that enrich what you see and do.
  • 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (plus backwards compatibility with older wireless routers).
  • Built-in stereo speakers (2 x 1W for 2 watts of total power)
  • 0.3-megapixel webcam
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.
  • Dell DataSafe Online optional online backup service (additional charges applicable) offers data protection by enabling you to back up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe Online is designed to be easy, flexible and secure. After setup, it will automatically back up data and help protect against software, hardware and catastrophic failure.
  • 6-cell battery
  • Measures 14.88 x 9.65 x 1.58 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weighs 5.62 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players to external hard drives.
  • Video output: 1 VGA
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • 3-in-1 memory card reader including compatibility with Secure Digital (SD/SDHC), Multi-Media Card (MMC), and Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro)
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone

What's in the Box

This package contains the Dell Inspiron iM5030-2800B3D notebook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.

The centrally located, easy-to-use Dell Support Center application offers provides personalized support resources. Conveniently located on your PC's desktop with quick links to service, support and system resources. You'll be able to keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (6-month subscription); Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7
Peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop (see larger image).

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.
Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.3 Hz AMD Athlon
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 4250
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionRadeon HD 4250
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameDell
Item model numberiM5030-2800B3D
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight5.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H14.88 x 9.64 x 1.58 inches
Color 3D Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #6,276 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableNovember 28, 2010
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Antman on March 14, 2011
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I got this laptop recently, why the 5 stars? Because its Functional for my needs. Most Important Specs are:-
Windows 7 Home premium, AMD Athlon Dual-Core 2.30GHz,4.00Gb RAM,320 GB Hard Drive,4.1 Overall windows Experience Index. This is NOT a laptop for Gamers, or persons who want to run applications like AutoCAD, ARCGIS, or Adobe Photoshop, Why? because the processor is a Dual-Core its wayyyy behind in today's terms. This is a great laptop for young children, university students (those who are serious about schoolwork and dont play games like HALO,Dragon Age etc. lol) I use it for checking my emails on the go, and for typing reports and my occasional chess game. Other specs are listed on this page (scroll up). It has a nice patterned finish and comes with built-in wi-fi and a dvd burner. I will update further as i monitor the performance and durability of this laptop.

**UPDATE** 22nd June 2011
I have decided to give a 3 month update. The laptop still continues to perform well. No noticeable cracks (as yet) on chassis as is customed with SOME DELL laptops especially around the corners (my DELL Inspiron 6400 has cracks). Yes it has no HDMI,no bluetooth a downer but not critical features to me. Some reviewers have misconceived my opening statements, I never said you cannot play games on this laptop, I'm saying that given the laptop hardware specifications certain applications (listed above) and games (not going to list too numerous) will either not run or run with slow frame rates especially newer titles.I use Autocad and ArcGis and when working on rendering 3D drawings (AutoCAD) or Queries for Analysis (ArcGIS) the laptop freezes but these are huge files.Your experience may vary depends on your type of usage.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Celine Chamberlin on March 20, 2011
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I bought this laptop on sale recently, and so far, I have no real complaints. Set up was simple and fast, and it connected right away to my WiFi. It's obviously not a gaming machine, but I installed some of my favorite (though not current) games (Portal, Half-Life 2: Episode 1 and 2), and they run just fine. Overall, it works as advertised, and for the price, I don't have any serious complaints.

The "3D" finish might not appeal to everyone, but I like it. It hides fingerprints very well, and it plays with light in a nifty way.

I haven't had any reason to use the webcam, but did test it to make sure it works. It's low-res, but good enough for basic things like chatting.

The software dock in Windows is a nice touch.

Pros: a nice bright display (I actually had to turn it down a bit), a roomy keyboard (I consider the lack of a number keypad a definite plus), and Windows 7 64-bit Home runs very fast.

Cons: no HDMI port (it has VGA), plastic case feels a bit flimsy, and the speakers are rather tinny. These cons are minor, in my opinion. Bloatware wasn't too much of a problem, either (I uninstalled only a few things). I do wish the memory card reader included CompactFlash for my older DSLR camera, but that's just a personal preference. Most devices don't use this type of memory card anymore.

Other notes: all the various ports are on the left side of the machine (one of the USB ports is at the very front of that side, which might get in the way for some), the DVD drive on the right, the memory card reader on the front, and nothing but the battery compartment on the back.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By MacAries on March 19, 2011
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Good value at $399 my sale price. I found it fast but heavy and upgradable. The "3D" finish is not attractive to me but will prevent fingerprints. I needed this laptop to run VMs for demos and development and this was in my price range. I found that the memory upgrade to 6GB was no problem($43) and keyboard removes ok for the memory access. Windows anytime upgrade got it to Windows 7 Pro for $89. Right now it is running an XP machine in virtual-pc and a 2008 server in virtualbox but having trouble running both at same time. The dvd writter works great and 3 USB 2.0 ports are handy. The wireless network is g and wired is 10/100 not 1000. I think networking could be better and the other external port is only vga should maybe be hdmi
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By NY Shopper on May 19, 2011
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After ten days or so of using this computer I have not encountered any problems with it. This is my first laptop but my fourth Dell computer so I am not anticipating any major problems. Setup was a breeze and I especially liked the way it found my existing router so I can use wireless internet. Just make sure you have your routers "security key" available to complete that part of the setup. Now I am able to sit in my backyard and be online at the same time which was the reason I purchased this particular laptop. I have very nice Dell desktop so I did not need a top of the line laptop loaded with bells and whistles and lots of great features. If that is what you are in need of then I suggest you buy something else. This machine makes a great secondary computer and really for the price you can't expect it to be much more. Three USB ports is sufficient for me, a Cd/dvd burner that so far is working very well.The three in one card reader is also a nice feature. Now as far as the battery goes it charges up pretty fast but the charge does not last that long which I guess applies to most laptops. Sound quality is not so good, I mean if you're looking to play music you might want to invest in a pair of speakers to hook up to the front audio port. Picture quality seems just fine to me, brilliant and sharp and easy on the eyes. There is no HDMI connection but does anyone really connect their computers to a television? As far as the pattern on the case (small circles) that I have seen some other reviewers not so happy with I don't think it's any big deal. I'm just happy this computer is working as nice as it is so far. It starts right up and loads up quickly every time I turn it on. As for preloaded applications/programs, you really don't get much.Read more ›
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