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Dell Inspiron 13

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 13Notebook: Dell Inspiron 13
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 13

60% Dell Inspiron 13 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Inspiron 13 is their least expensive consumer 13.3-inch laptop model and it offers a very strong value for those looking at a basic, low cost and highly portable laptop. It offers a good battery life for a system of its size with decent overall performance. The downside is that the system is larger and heavier than the average 13.3-inch laptop and only has two USB ports while most in this size feature three.

60, Preis 90, Leistung 80, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
Dell Inspiron 13 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
With a sleek design, reasonable specs, and an attractive price the Dell Inspiron 13 is sure to be a popular notebooks this year. While there are certainly more powerful 13-inch notebooks on the market (like the impressive Toshiba Satellite U405 or LG P300) you'll be hard pressed to find a more capable 13-inch notebook at such a low price. While issues like cheap palm rests and a noisy slot-loading drive won't bother most people, the limit of two USB ports and use of Pentium dual core instead of a Core 2 Duo processor might make some potential customers look elsewhere. In the end, the Inspiron 13 is an attractive, capable budget notebook. If you're looking for a basic mobile companion with good looks and a low price tag then this is probably the right notebook for you.
Verarbeitung mäßig, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Mobilität gut, Preis sehr gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2008
Rating: price: 90% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

60% Un 13,3 pouces en promo, performant mais pas si autonome
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T8300: The Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 was at the time of announcement a fast dual-core CPU for laptops with 3 MB level 2 cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5750
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5800, 12.1", 1.9 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390, 12.1", 1.6 kg
MSI Megabook VR201
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Dell Inspiron 13
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)