People keep telling me all about how Laptops will never meet Desktop computers in power, I still insist they’re wrong. In fact, there’s a bright patch of proof for that. The Dell INSPIRON 15 Notebook. It’s one of the few laptops of the era that jams a load of power and performance into a light and easy to carry casing, without the extreme overheating you get with those bulky notebooks. Simply put, it boasts features standard in Desktop computers that you don’t see in most all laptops. This alone gave it residence in the computer world, and programmers love it too.
- Ease of use: 4/5 Stars
- Screen Color/Clarity: 5/5 Stars
- Features: 5/5 Stars
- Extendability: 5/5 Stars
- Battery Lifetime: 5/5 Stars
- Processor and Memory Performance: 5/5 Stars
- Hard Drive Space: 5/5 Stars
- Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars
The Dell INSPIRON 15 Notebook is actually one of the many laptops I’ve bought, and surprisingly it was one of the last. When I got this notebook I expected it to be another hype, something that wasn’t all it was gloried to be. But I soon found that the claims floating about were in fact true, it’s truly a powerhouse of laptops. It’s for standard uses, like a home computer. But would also serve as a great asset to programmers as myself. It has a powerful and speedy Pentium Dual-Core 2 GHz Processor, which means running many intensive programs at once will not visibly hinder use of the computer. This is also especially useful to graphics developers and users of programs such as Photoshop and 3ds Max, it means you can work freely without interruption or loss of data. Speaking of data, with the included 250 GB Serial ATA running at 5400 RPM, you can cram a motherload of data into this little beast without having to worry about uninstalling things every time you need to update software. It also means you can store all those family photos and work documents wherever you want in large quantities without having to hassle around burning data to CDs every hour or two.
It also includes a massive 4 GB of RAM, meaning you can run Vista Ultimate without flinching. You can do whatever you’d like while listening to music or surfing the net, and won’t have to worry about your computer freezing up or lagging while you’re doing so. The memory also means you can have massive amounts of data open in programs such as notepad and not having it freeze every time you scroll down, extremely useful to coders and writers alike. For the movie fanatics and music fans, it also carries with it an 8x DVD±R Dual Layer drive for watching movies and burning music. This is a wonderful thing for people who make home movies also. If you want to play games, of course, it has a nice Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD for doing so at high rates of speed and FPS without glitches and lagginess.
Where, and how much?:
I got mine straight from Dell.com, it seemed the cheapest option at the time (Probably still is). I didn’t mind the price, at $674.99 at the time. As; it really did prove to be far more of an asset than any laptop I’d spent up to double on. This is a definite keeper for anyone from the home user to the professional artist, photographer, or even programmer.