|Screen Size||15 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Pentium B960|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
Dell Inspiron i15N-3091BK 15-Inch Laptop (2.2 GHz Intel Pentium Processor DC-B960, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Windows 8) Obsidian Black [Discontinued By Manufacturer]
|Price:||$339.00 + $8.47 shipping|
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My first impression was that it was huge. It's thicker and heavier than I expected but for the price point it's to be expected. I don't plan to travel too often with it so it's not a huge concern to me. Setup with windows 8 is unbelievably simple and makes it quick to get up and running. I'm not a fan of the new Metro start screen. I tried to customize it but it still just took up way too much space for my liking. So I ended up downloading a free app, called classic shell that brought back the start menu functionality for me. I think the laptop (which is what we are actually reviewing here - not windows 8) is quite peppy and the specs are more than adequate for any average user. If you primarily use your computer for homework, email, web surfing, etc this will be great. If you're a heavy gamer you probably want something else.
I have returned the second one and was refunded my money. I ordered a Samsung Chromebook, $150 dollars cheaper and looks like it is going to be a much better laptop. Do not purchase this item. I have no idea how it got good reviews? If it had not happened with two different new laptops I could have understood but this is definitely a defect in the computer.
The computer I had before the Dell, an HP, it's motherboard died after 6 months. I had to send it to HP to get it fixed. Who ever fixed it hacked my computer and I spent almost a year getting that straightened out. Two years after it was "fixed" it went completely haywire and died for good. My warranty had run out. It would cost less to buy a new computer than get it fixed yet again. Basically the $1200 I paid for it was a total waste. What happened to QUALITY products? Where is the pride in making a solid, well working computer?
I teach how to use computers, how to upgrade computers, and I have worked as a computer tech to help others with computer problems and questions. Until three years ago I have never seen such sloppy, untrained "professions" who build computers and create software. In my opinion to other computer buyers, don't spend more than $500 for any computer because chances are good there will be major problems with it.
Feels lighter than I expected. I'd be okay with it having been slightly heavier if it would have made it feel like a higher quality machine; feels UBER plasticky.
One thing I have an issue with--and I will bring this up to Amazon--is that the ad says it's a 2.6 processor, yet the box says 2.2. That's extremely frustrating considering the processor is a primary component I was strongly considering in whatever pc purchase I made.
Keyboard is responsive with hand placement being pretty much where I like it. The ctrl key isn't where I'm used to but, no big deal. As a first time Windows 8 user, so far so good. I actually like it.
I do like the screen size; can't go wrong with the large display. Perhaps it just seems large to me since my Mac Air is 13 inches.
Overall I understand that we spent $400-ish, not $800+, for this computer so i'm fairly satisfied. I don't know how Amazon will resolve the mistake they made by advertising this machine with the incorrect processor power. Other than that, I think i'll enjoy this computer
UPDATE: Amazon was more than willing to exchange the pc for me. Overall this purchase is definitely a worthwhile one.
So strengths are: Screen. Processing. Price. And audio: really good sound, even just through the onboard speakers.
Only weakness really is that it is a bit big/bulky for a laptop. So I guess that's the trade off for a low priced, good running machine.
Ps - windows 8 isn't so bad. kinda fun. Just takes a day or three and you have it figured out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its a good laptop and I love the size, not too big like a lot of the other ones. The only thing that sucks is the battery life. Its not bad I just wish it would last a bit longer.Published 18 months ago by maciel20
After only 15 months of actually light usage the hard drive is faulty. I never felt it was user friendly from the start (Windows 8/non-touch screen) but thought I would learn in... Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by H J K
It came early, so i was surprised....but the PC never turned on. Will be returning it. I regret purchasing it.Published on December 6, 2013 by Dulce
The computer works ok but the usb ports are in the wrong place at the side and front,
when you have a wireless mouse and printer the cord and stick are always in the way
I bought this laptop to replace my old Dell Inspiron, which was having problems after a few years. So far, this one has been great. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Alfonso12
do not like windows 8 and I cannot get movies to play on my laptop. do I need to purchase some other software to make it work. ig I do what a rip off?????Published on July 24, 2013 by Deborah M. Fichtner
I have a number of Dell computer products. They are the best! You can feel comfortable buying products made by dell.Published on June 3, 2013 by Barbara Kone
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