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Dell Inspiron 1501
Dell Inspiron 1501

Dell Inspiron 1501

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 1501Notebook: Dell Inspiron 1501
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Average Score: 71.64% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 62%, features: 69%, display: 63% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 1501

Dell Inspiron 1501 Review
Source: Direct Laptops English
The first thing to notice in this Dell Inspiron 1501 review is that it is 1501 and not the e1501. This means that this isn't another laptop in Dell's entertainment series. However, it was designed to be a more affordable version of the extremely popular Dell Inspiron e1505. So how does this laptop compare? Well the biggest difference is in the processor. The 1501 features an AMD Turion processor. While the e1505 has a Centrino Core Duo processor. The Turion processor comes in a dual core version and a regular version. If you do decide to purchase the 1501 it is strongly encouraged that you get the cheap upgrade to the dual core. Other then the processor, some major difference between the two laptops is media features. There isn't a Media Direct button and there isn't any media buttons (play, stop, fast forward, etc.) on the front of the Inspiron 1501.
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Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2007
Rating: price: 50%
60% Dell Inspiron 1501 Budget Notebook
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Inspiron 1501 marks the first use of the AMD mobile processors in a Dell notebook computer. Rather than the traditional Core Duo processor, the 1501 is available with either the Sempron, Turion 64 or Turion 64 X2 processors. For this unit, it had the Turion 64 X2 TL-50 dual core processor. While this does improve the multitasking performance, the overall performance is still below the Core 2 Duo's from Intel. The main choice for the AMD processors over Intel was to reduce the costs of the system. This does make the 1501 less expensive than the E1505 models, but there are some significant changes that will impact users. To reduce costs, Dell has removed features and software that one would expect to find in their Intel based notebooks.
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3 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung mäßig, Ausstattung gut, Emissionen gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% emissions: 80%
70% Dell goes AMD, but does this laptop still perform?
Source: Pocket Lint English
There was a time when you could expect Dell to produce a budget machine that would be the target other manufacturers would have to follow. However, with the notebook market becoming increasingly aggressive it seems that Dell has missed a few tricks with the Inspiron 1501. Sure, it handles well and the battery life is great but you don’t get the feeling you’re handling anything special. After all, there are plenty of machines at this price point that offer more in the way of portability and power.
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7 von 10, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung mäßig, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60%
60% Dell's first AMD machine dives into the budget pool with a starting price of $549.
Source: Laptop Mag English
When we last reviewed the Dell Inspiron E1505, the notebook's rich multimedia features, wireless performance, and strong battery life garnered it an Editors' Choice award. Now, Dell follows up the E1505 with the 1501 ($844, as tested here), a low-priced alternative and the first Dell machine to house an AMD processor. It's also Vista capable and Premium ready--something you're not going to find with run-of-the-mill value notebooks. The 1501 gives you solid performance at a decent price, but what you gain in savings you lose in functionality.
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3 von 5, Leistung mäßig, Akkulaufzeit solid
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60%
Dell Inspiron 1501 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Inspiron 1501 is a fine basic mainstream notebook: the build is good, the screen is nice, and the price is pretty decent. But it's hardly an exciting notebook, looks or feature wise. It's a shame Dell took the e1505 offering, watered it down feature wise, and then offered the AMD processor selection for it. Without dedicated graphics, a lack of media buttons, no FireWire and no S-Video Dell has done it's job to seperate this from the "e" (for entertainment) series. It's clearly not their premium offering. But strangely, the price of the 1501 isn't much cheaper than the e1505 Intel powered notebook. I can only say anyone considering the Inspiron 1501 should make sure to check out the Inspiron e1505 as well, it's probably going to give you more bang for the buck and be only slightly more expensive.
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Preis/Leistung teuer, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Emissionen positiv, Akkulaufzeit sehr gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/21/2006
Rating: price: 40% workmanship: 90% emissions: 90%

Foreign Reviews

58% 500-Euro-Notebooks
Source: Chip.de - 2/08 German
Comparison, , Very Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 58% price: 80% performance: 61% features: 59% display: 55% mobility: 43% ergonomy: 85%
60% Neuer Antrieb
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 50% features: 50%
Flottes Arbeitstier mit Dual-Core-Power
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/05/2007
Rating: price: 95% display: 60% mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Notebook-Schnäppchen?
Source: Computer Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
Dell geht fremd
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80%
80% An die Spitze mit AMD
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
82% Dell Inspiron 1501 Entertainment (N02157)
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% performance: 79% features: 80% display: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
75% Dell Inspiron 1501
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 79% performance: 70% features: 64% ergonomy: 88%
80% Ideal für Hörsaal und zu Hause
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 20% features: 70% display: 10% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
83% Test Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 64% display: 86% mobility: 86% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 75%

Comment

ATI Radeon Xpress 1150: Faster clocked Xpress 1100 onboard graphics card with x300 core. Should run Vista Aero Glass 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.


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.


TL-50: In 90nm produced dual core processor with a low clock rate of 1.6 GHz. The TL-50 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


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


71.64%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Dell Vostro 1000
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A3120
Turion 64 X2 TL-56

Notebooks with the same GPU

» MSI Megabook S310
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 13.3", 2 kg
» Medion MD96360
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S2210
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Acer Ferrari 1005WTMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» Acer Ferrari 1000
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» Acer Ferrari 1004WTMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» MSI Megabook S271
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 12.1", 1.9 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2720QM
» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Gigabyte Q1580M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
» ZAReason Verix
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 620M
» HP Pavilion dv5t
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400
» MSI GX640-098US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 430M
» HP Compaq 6730b
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9600
» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i5 430M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch i7 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2010-04
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M
» Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core T3000
» Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile V6535
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
» MSI GX640
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i7 720QM
» Gateway M-6864 FX
Mobility Radeon HD 2600, Core 2 Duo T5750
» Zoostorm 3389-2410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600
» MSI GT640-030UK
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 720QM
» Malibal Lotus
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 920XM
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Core 2 Duo T6500
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)