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With a 15.6" display (full HD optional), 2GB performance graphics and 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, the Inspiron 15R Special Edition is built to give you the best in entertainment.
I am surprised at the negative reviews of this little lap top. It is attractive and more importantly worked out of the box. After booting, I went immediately to Windows update and downloaded 61 updates and all loaded successfully. This little beast
then recognized my other system computers and downloaded music and software for various printers. I have been able to load and run older versions of Microsoft Office, Dragon Naturally Speaking,download video and music from the Teaching Company and and Amazon as well as update Skype….. The keyboard is perfect for my rather
weak touch, but not overly sensitive. Multiple open programs work quickly. I was expecting that an i3 would be slower and have hesitancy with all that I threw at it
but it just churned on. I have not tested the HDMI port yet but will update the review later.
One reviewer mentioned that the Windows 8 update would be problematic, but I don’t think so. I see also that the links for the 15 dollar rebate AND the Windows 8 upgrade for 14.99 have been restored and I was able to register this computer at Dell Advantage.. no problem.
The service tag is present both on the box AND below the battery. A manual of the computer’s specs can be easily downloaded at DELL.
I really do see more rapid data transfer with the USB 3 ports. There are four USB ports not three and the aforementioned HDMI.
This is my sixth or seventh Dell computer in the last several years. While they all have some battle-scars (mostly due to my travel and bad habits) and a few naggling problems; they all can still function.This computer is the least priced with the most power and ease. The sound is a bit weak and tinny but is easily remedied with a stereo connection.
Thus, I would rate this computer an outstanding value, working well out of the box
and exceeding expectations. I am uncertain if the Windows 8 upgrade will be a benefit or an aggravation as this computer segued into our home network Windows 7 premium with ease and perhaps unnecessary updates are just that!
I sympathize with those that received a problematic or DOA computer. Last year the same happened to me with another internet vendor (Tiger…..)and it really has taken a lot of time and effort to deal with it.
My opinion would be to give this laptop a try: Amazon will always back up their warranty and it would not be difficult to ship a defective unit back.
Update: I just tested the unit with respect to the HDMI port functionality. I went online and streamed a lecture I had downloaded from the Teaching Company. I then projected via the HDMI port of the 15 R 5110 to a Sony internet TV. The laptop performed extremely well in both connecting to the WIFI and streaming in real time and the HDMI port to the TV via a generic Amazon HDMI cable. There were no buffering issues, hesitations or drop outs and the quality of the picture was excellent. I had to fiddle with the Sony TV controls a bit to get the audio to come thru, but when it did it was excellent. The quality was equivalent to the AV output I get from my Blue ray disc player playing ordinary DVDs. No complaints. I hope this is helpful for all of those who have doubts about this little i3 laptop. I am not a gamer but laptop is a good companion and appears to be very reliable to specs. It does not run hot. I posted a review of the generic 15 R 5110 from May 2011 in the comment(3) section of this review. I hope this helps.
Got this a few days ago when I ordered it from a black Friday deal(yeah so that offering was not a scam, some people did get one). It was a Christmas gift so I wasn’t planning on opening it. After reading the 4 reviews for the product on 11/29 I decided I better open it and check it out…cause if it can go wrong, it will…that’s my luck.
Anyway, I opened the box with a fair amount of trepidation, and it was in there, so far so good. Next I unpacked it and plugged it in waiting for the blue screen of death, smoke, hard drive clicking, a total lack of activity, or anyone of the myriad of other signs indicating issues with the product.
Well after holding my breath for a few seconds the machine started right up, went through its initial use procedure, got online through my network and is now being updated. PERFECT, works great! No ISSUES. Was just what I ordered and arrived as described. Now I can’t guarantee it will still be working in a few months, but right now I am a very satisfied buyer.
To address issues in other reviews:
1) I bought it with windows 7, it came with windows 7, I didn’t buy it for any windows 8 upgrade special so no points off there.
2) Not repacked came new in a sealed box, no points off there. I must point out that one reviewer complained that no one checked his laptop to make sure it was configured correctly prior to shipping and another complained that his had been opened, so it comes down to how do you please everyone? Me, I want mine unopened please.
3) A reviewer said his did not work, mine did so no points off there. Who knows maybe he forgot to hit the start button. This one doesn’t automatically turn on when opened unless it’s already been turned on…hey I’ve seen weirder things than that, like the guy who emailed brighthouse from his home computer to complain he couldn’t get online from his home computer.
Bottom line I have a working Dell I3 with 750GB hard drive, internet access, and it is a 15.6 in laptop running windows 7. I have what I ordered, it works fine, so 5 stars.
This has one of the best keyboards of any laptop I have tried. I type 50+ words a minute and this keyboard helps to reduce mistakes. I never hit the touch pad while typing. That was a big problem with an HP laptop that I used to have.
I ordered my computer on Jan 8 and it was delivered on Jan 16, that is super fast for an order from Hawaii, with free shipping! The computer arrived in excellent condition, brand new. I plugged it in and followed the prompts and was ready to download my programs and use my computer within 2 hours. The keyboard is a little too flat for my liking but I can get used to it. The cursor jumps all over the place but I will find a fix I’m sure. Good deal for $472, free ship to Hawaii, 6gb ram, 750 hard drive and intel i3 processor. I love it that it came with Windows 7 since I’m not ready for Windows 8. Will update review later.
PS…to keep cursor from jumping all over when typing, press Fn and F3 keys to lock the keypad. Good to go!
Bought this at on Thanksgiving as a lightning deal.. Yes, I’m so happy with it, considering what I paid! It works great so far, and my husband loves the camera, as we’re able to skype while I’m away. It’s fast, has everything needed for standard use, and well worth the money!! Have always loved Dell computers, and again, no regrets! I highly recommend this laptop, and you won’t be disappointed!!!
I didn’t have any of the problems other reviewers talked about for this Dell. It’s a lot of bang for the buck, with 6 ram and a 750 gig HD and four, not three, usb 3 ports. The wifi seems so far to be just as good as my HP pavilion laptop. I haven’t had a single problem so I’m quite happy with my purchase. If anything comes up later, I’ll come back and update – but right now I have no problem recommending this Dell laptop. I was actually looking to stick with Win 7, so that was part of my decision to get this one. Right now, however, there is still a free upgrade to 8, if that’s what’s stopping you! My only complaint is that right away windows wants to do a gazillion updates. But that’s par, isn’t it?
I was surprised to see so many posts online about there being wifi issues with Dell Inspirons, which was discouraging (also, kind of weird. Not something you expect to be a problem out of the box). However, after about an hour on the phone with a very helpful tech service technician from Dell, we had addressed that and now I am enjoying my new laptop. I am moving from the Macbook Pro I used the last 2.5 years for my job. To be honest, I don’t feel like I am losing that much. The battery life is the biggest difference, going from about 5 hours to about 2.5. Also, the screen is not nearly as vibrant but it’s by no means bad. Unlike the last PC laptop I bought several years ago at Walmart (the cheapest they had), this thing is blazing fast. I have not lost any speed or performance moving from a $1500 Macbook to a $450 Dell PC. Like I said, the Macbook was for work, so I didn’t pay for it. And, after purchasing this computer, I definitely would never pay that ridiculous amount of money. It’s not worth it.
Yes, it’s a lot heavier than my 13″ Macbook was but so what? Also, one definite positive so far is it does not get scorching hot like the Macbook did. Seriously, with that aluminum casing, that thing could leave red marks on bare legs. This so far has kept its cool, even while I was watching Youtube, Netflix, listening to music, multi-tasking, etc. Hope it lasts!