|Screen Size||15 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Core i3-2370M|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
Dell Inspiron i15N-2548BK 15-Inch Laptop (2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2370M Processor, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Black [Discontinued By Manufacturer]
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If i needed a second I would definitely buy another at the sale price and possibly at regular price. I gave it four stars because I would say I like it not love it. It would have to be faster to love it but that would also cost $500+. Overall I would recommend this notebook for streaming video, light gaming, paper typing, and internet.
It has a very pretty glossy finish. The only negative about this thus far is that it attracts smudges and fingerprints very easily.
Set up was really simple and fast. I did not have to uninstall many programs.
This is the first laptop I have had with the island style keyboard. It will take some time to get used to. In my opinion, it feels a bit clunky.
The optical drive is kind of loud. So far I have only used it to install a few games. I am hoping that it is not quite so loud while playing dvds.
Speaking of games, if you like to play The Sims 3, it works wonderfully.
The Windows Experience Index is 4.6
The webcam could use improvements.
The track pad is not jumpy and the zoom is fun to play with. The scrolling is going to take some practice though.
With default settings, the speakers kind of suck. (What I did to make it better: start/control panel/hardware and sound/sound/right click on speakers/headphones and choose properties/enhancements/check loudness equalization/apply)
Thankfully the optical drive is not loud while playing dvds. However, something I have noticed is that when you open it while it is laying flat on a surface (the laptop) the disc holder thingy will scrape along the surface.
I had an issue after using sleep mode for the first time. After doing so, whenever I put it on hibernate, I would find that hours later it had turned itself on...by itself. I did quickly find a solution though and it has not repeated this since.
Update two (a year later):
Still a very good laptop.Read more ›
It comes with an intel core i3 processor which is what really sold me (I could not find the core i series processors at this price point on any other laptops), as the HD and RAM can be upgraded at a pretty inexpensive price. My wife was adamant about having windows 8 so I purchased the pro upgrade at a reduced price through MS (after rebate from Dell, the upgrade is free). The upgrade went fairly well, however I had to do a bios upgrade in order to get the laptop screen to work with win 8 (the upgrade would seem to freeze after a certain point on me, but once i hooked it up to an external screen i was able to complete it, then found on the dell website that this is a known issue for this model).
I did a clean upgrade to 8 so i can't speak to the performance out of the box with all the bloatware, but for my wife's purposes (viewing videos, pictures, facebook, youtube, etc.) it runs great and is very quick on win 8.
Just a note on the weight. The 8lbs reported by amazon is the weight including shipping materials. The actual weight of the laptop is around 5lbs with a 15.7" screen and we are happy with that size/weight. We have not had a need to really test battery life so I can't speak to that aspect of it.
Overall we are very happy with this product and would consider buying it again.
It's not the most portable of 15" laptop. As you can see from the picture that it is a bit on the thick side but those seeking an ultrabook would not be looking at this laptop. Some may say that the build quality is poor but it seems rigid enough. The black plastic body and the understated design may seem cheap or boring to some. Definitely doesn't have the sleekness or the rigid feel of aluminum unibody. There's no mistaking that this laptop is all about function over style.
The display is fine, the touchpad response is good and the hardware specs are well beyond the price I paid. The real design drawback to this laptop (connection issue I consider an isolated flaw) is the feel of the keyboard. The looseness and rattling of the keys every time you type screams cheap. Other budget laptops I owned had much better keyboards. I don't think the keys will crumble or fall out but every key stroke is a reminder that it's a budget laptop.
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