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Switch your lid to match your mood. A 15" laptop with 2nd Gen Intel Core processor power and optional SWITCH lids
I bought this new laptop to replace my previous Dell, and it just arrived yesterday. So far, so good. I was able to set it up within minutes. Using the Windows File Transfer was awesome, too, even though it took a long time to get my settings and files over. There is not a whole lot of crap on this laptop as someone claimed, either. I was expecting a lot of junk on here when there isn’t. My connection to WiFi is 5 bars which never, ever happened on the previous Dell. The speed is PRIMO! I’m extremely happy with this laptop. It has not lagged one time since I’ve been using it (and I have 3 browsers open at all times with 2 always logged in). My youngest daughter is happy, because she is now the owner of my other Dell since her Acer died on her. It’s an Inspiron 1545 model that I bought in 2009 or 2010 and still going strong. I think Dell is the bomb May this one last 10x longer
Dell Inspiron i15R-2105PNK 15-Inch Laptop (Pink) UPDATE, Sep 30, 2012 5:42:08 AM PDT: Okay, let me update this after a few negative new discoveries. First off, no matter what I set this on, the screen saver does NOT come on. No matter what I set this on, it does not go to sleep while the lid is open like it is supposed to. I have changed the settings twice now, and it just doesn’t matter I’m not happy about this. Secondly, it runs HOT, HOT, HOT, HOT. I have a fan pointing towards that side, too, and it still is very hot to the touch. It’s like the fan is NOT working to cool this off. My other Dell did NOT run hot at all. Thirdly, I see the price jacked up since I purchased this 9 days ago. I am so glad I bought it when I did, because I would NEVER pay $700 for it ($600 was bad enough)! I’m not happy with the it’s performance right now at all, but I will keep trying the settings and see what happens. My main worry is how hot this runs
Dell Inspiron i15R-2105PNK 15-Inch Laptop (Pink) UPDATE, Oct 12, 2012 7:48 PM CST: One more update, and I hope that’s the end of this story. I woke this morning to find my laptop wouldn’t function. Every file I had of .exe was defunct. It wouldn’t even let me run a virus scan. It wouldn’t even let me restore. It wouldn’t even let the Dell tech connect to my network so he could get inside and see what was wrong. So, we had to end up doing a factory restore much to my dismay, because, of course, that would mean having to re-install all my files, programs, etc. I’m not finished as yet, but I must say this laptop must have been sick upon arrival. The graphics were absolutely horrible on here in comparison to my other Dell, the sound quality was horrible, and it ran extremely hot. Since the factory restore, the graphics are 1000 times better than before, the sound is 1000 times better than before, and it is NOT running hot…not even warm. This is a mystery, no doubt. I just hope that whatever went wrong this morning will never happen again. The Dell tech suggested I had dl’d a virus, but I beg to differ. In almost 21 years of being on line, I never have. I am one that keeps virus protection, updates it, and does not click on links when I have even an ounce of doubt about it. He could not explain how I could get a virus when my system was alseep. So, that’s a mystery as well. Anyway, right this minute, I’m so happy with my laptop, but my fingers are crossed that doesn’t change
I’ve had this laptop since Friday, and am pleased with nearly everything. The processor is fast and responsive. 8GB of RAM is definitely noticeable. I haven’t noticed any lag or stuttering during any of my tasks. The hardware is well built and feels great, much lighter than it looks. The speakers are the only issue I’ve seen. They are loud, but are very tinny. Sound doesn’t seem natural when watching a movie.
The biggest issue is the amount of bloat Dell puts in their software. I’m not a fan of game or software demos, and there are a lot on this laptop. There is even a dedicated button to launch the game service in the top right corner. With the terabyte hard drive, these programs likely won’t be noticed, but still an inconvenience to mention.
For this price, the value is obvious. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a new laptop.
Picked this particular Dell laptop over a similarly-priced Sony because this one had a slightly better processor, more RAM, and a larger HDD. The Dell was about $50 more, but in my mind that’s a no-brainer. Another bonus is that this model came with Windows 7, and not Windows 8. Like any Microsoft Operating System release, I’m not even considering the newest one until there is a Service Pack 1 update available. This model sports an Intel Core i5 processor. I’ve found that the main difference between i5 and i7 is Hyperthreading support. If you don’t plan on running applications that will take advantage of Hyperthreading, there’s not much sense in spending the extra cash for the i7 processor.
Display is nice and large and the laptop didn’t have too much preloaded software. Dell includes a nice utility to register the laptop, and even better, automatically uninstalls the registration utility when it’s finished. It was a simple matter to uninstall the remaining items I didn’t want before adding my own anti-virus and Office software.
The main complaints I have are the lack of a USB 3.0 interface, no backlit keyboard, and a simply huge touchpad. I’m not kidding about the touchpad – it’s so large that I keep hitting it with the palm of my right hand. I suppose I will get used to it, but I still can’t figure out why anyne would need a touchpad that large.
There have been no signs of heat issues as reported by a couple of other users. Perhaps defective processor fans? Anyway, I’m happy with the purchase so far and will update the review if any negative points develop.
I purchased this laptop about a month ago for basic use (internet, videos, word processing, etc) and it has so far been wonderful.
- Fans are very quiet and this machine almost never feels warm even after watching a movie. Very surprised after reading other reviews that say it can sometimes run hot.
- Fantastic keyboard.
- Very nice sound quality. Sound is better in my headphones than my iMac.
- Nice graphics.
- Perfect size.
- Battery life is only ~4 hours.
- A little heavier than other new laptops, though this isn’t a big issue.
*I have not tried gaming on this computer.
Overall, I’d say this computer is a great purchase for any student, especially for the price.
My husband is a total music freak and has been without his 40,000 songs for over 2 years because our desktop crapped out. This computer was so reasonably priced and arrived so quickly, I was able to give him his birthday present early so he could spend Thanksgiving weekend getting it up and running. The amount of memory and hard drive space is also so generous for the price. Great buy, great seller!
I love this computer. I bought it for a very good price.
-Lot of ram 8GB
-USB 3.0 is super fast
-A looot of bloatware! that makes the laptop to boot very slow. I re installed Windows 7 again without all the bloatware and that makes the computer to be a lot faster.
-Ok.. is a little heavy but it really doesnt bother me at all.
That is my only complaint. But doing what I did fixed the problem. Nice computer for the price.
I got this laptop a little skeptical since i never used dell. Im glad i gave this one a try. It setup out of the box in`15 mins. thats amazing for me. Then, it speeds through everything i open up. Im sooo glad i got this. Mine is pink and the color is just great. Definately reccomend for all. its light too.
*****UPDATE****: Its march 2013 and I still love love love this laptop. I used it for school and home stuff. The battery lasts a long time for me. I keep it plugged in alot at home but i can go 3-4 hours on a single charge. I havent had any issues with anything so far. and my son has even dropped this thing and it didnt harm it in any way.
To clear up any confusion, this computer is a Dell model 5520. I’m not sure why the seller does not change or include this in the description, as a clarification seems suitable. In any event, this is my second inspiron. I really like it thus far. The sound is unbelievable as they have moved the speakers to the front. I did not give it 5 stars due to the highly reflective screen, and the lacking battery life. The keyboard is arranged a bit different than my older inspiron, but that is not an issue for me. I bought this as I did not want a Win 8 model. If you feel the same, I suggest that you buy this ASAP. Glad I made this purchase.