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Great Little Lap Top!,
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This review is from: Dell Inspiron 11.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (i3137-5003sLV) (Old Version) [Discontinued By Manufacturer] (Personal Computers)
First, I am writing this review assuming that you have a up to $500 budget. So here we go.
I will start with the only con so far.
The screen: As another reviewer has mentioned, the black on this screen is not very strong. However, make no mistake this is a very good screen. It will only bother you if you are VERY picky with this kind of stuff. I am particularly picky with this kind of stuff and believe this is why I noticed that in the first place. I think most people will actually be very satisfied with the screen.
Price: This is priced amazingly. I was not able to find anything in this price range that was as good. Dell had a special deal for it at $279. I missed it. Later they had another deal for $300, however after tax and shipping it came out to $325. I chose to buy it from amazon new from $350 as a $25 dollar difference was not a lot, plus amazon had 2 day delivery, and I get amazon credits at work. I also get dell credits if I want to, however they have pages of restrictions on how you can use them, so again this made me choose amazon.
The Design: This little laptop looks just as good if not better than it does in the pictures. Everybody I show the laptop to goes "Wow, how much? that's it?" I looks really high end. It feels really good too. All around it, it feels like this nice rubber. The only other laptops I was able to find with the same features and about same size looked really cheap, like a Lenovo one you can find here on amazon. I found some used ones for a bit more that I believed to be better than this, however I wanted something new, as I was tired of getting broken hand me down laptops and fixing them.
Speed: Again, this is a budget laptop, I had it for a week and it feels pretty speedy. Not a laptop to play call of duty or anything like that. But perfect for everyday use and work.
Upgradable: You can safely upgrade the memory to at least 8GB, and can put an SSD. It behaves fine as is, but I am sure it will be a lot faster with an SSD and double the RAM.
Size: I spent weeks looking for a laptop just this size. This size is perfect for someone that wants portability. It is big enough that it does not make you wish you had a bigger laptop when you are using it. The size allows the keyboard to be big enough that you can type comfortably. The size also allows you to take it anywhere with you. It is really light and can fit in any back pack.
Battery: Battery is pretty good. Lasts a lot longer than my previous laptops that's for sure. It has been lasting me a good 6 hours in average.
So, if your budget is anything up to $500, get this laptop and do something nice with the $150 dollars you will have to spare.