Dell Inspiron 1520-PP22L


Dell Inspiron 1520-PP22LNotebook: Dell Inspiron 1520-PP22L
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 80.7% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 81% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 1520-PP22L

85% Review Dell Inspiron 1520 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Topseller? Late, but, finally we got the new 15 inch Inspiron 1520 notebook by Dell for a review. It is the successor of the 6400 series and a beginner's multimedia notebook. A variety of different configurations are available, so, the Dell Inspiron 1520 can even be enhanced to a professional multimedia notebook.
60% Review - Inspiron 1520 Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Inspiron 1520 definitely makes an impression thanks to its lineup of color choices, but in terms of a performance thin and light system, it fails to really compete heavily with other notebook offerings. Much of this stems from the XPS lineup that neglects to have a model in this size range. Those on a tight budget might want to look at the Inspiron 1520 as a possible option though.
3 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 40%
Dell Inspiron 1520 Review
Source: English
The Dell Inspiron 1520 under review here is the latest 15.4” in an ever-growing succession of what can be categorized as “consumer mainstream” notebooks offered by Dell’s Home & Home Office division. Since the release of the 1520, Dell has also made available a very similar machine, the Vostro 1500, which can be purchased from the Small Business site. Unlike the Inspiron 1520, which can be configured with any one of eight different colors, the Vostro 1500 is solid black. The Vostro also provides a Windows XP option, which is unavailable in the Inspiron 1520. Much of what I found while using the Inspiron 1520 is consistent with (to the point of being almost identical to) what has been written elsewhere. There was really only one thing about this notebook that bothered me, my preference for the all black Vostro 1500 notwithstanding: the play in the screen latch mechanism when the notebook is shut. Is this a big deal? I would say no, not at all. There are so many positives, including the overall build quality, and so much flexibility in terms of configuration, the 1520 would seem to make a lot of sense for a wide range of notebook users, and a little bit of latch looseness should not be a determining factor.
Leistung exzellent, Preis/Leistung günstig, Display gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität gut, Emissionen sehr gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
70% Dell Inspiron 1520
Source: Laptop Mag English
Featuring a fresh new design, solid performance, and free online backup, Dell's latest mainstream notebook is a winner. If you fancy a notebook that will keep you connected, productive, and entertained on the go, the Dell Inspiron 1520 is quite a compelling option. Featuring a more attractive design than the E1505, with rounded edges and your choice of eight colors, this notebook packs a speedy Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 802.11n and Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A connectivity, as well as discrete graphics. Dell also goes the extra mile by offering 3GB of free online backup, the choice of ordering your system free of trialware, and--for the first time ever on a Dell consumer notebook--3G mobile broadband. We just wish it were more travel-friendly. With the 1520, Dell ditches the familiar (but heavily aged) silver-with-white-trim look for one that has more flash. Our model came with a colorful soft-touch Ruby Red lid, but you can also get it in Jet Black, Alpine White, Espresso Brown, Flamingo Pink, Midnight Blue, Spring Green, and Sunshine Yellow.

3.5 von 5, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% mobility: 50%
Dell Inspiron 1520 User Review
Source: English
The update of Dell's popular E1505, the Inspiron 1520 has generated a lot of interest in the notebook community. It features a complete design update, the new Intel Santa Rosa platform, and the best graphics card Dell has ever offered in a laptop of this size. With this notebook, Dell is making a solid entrance into the 15” performance market. The 1520 has tangible benefits over other 15” notebooks that only offer the 8400M and 1280x800 resolution like the HP dv6500t, and it tends to be less expensive than similarly featured notebooks like the Asus G1S. The 1520 is a new direction for me in laptops. My last two have been 12.1” ultraportables—the Dell 700M and the XPS M1210. While I prefer the smaller size in most cases, I'm traveling much less now and have really been feeling the need for more powerful graphics and more screen real estate when gaming. I seriously considered the Asus G1S, but could not justify the cost. When Dell announced their new Inspirons, I was sold immediately.
Preis/Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft, Verarbeitung gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2007
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

79% Test: Dell Inspiron 1520 (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 79% features: 87% display: 96% mobility: 55% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
84% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pa 2548
Source: Computerbild - 26/07 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 12/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% performance: 84% features: 75% display: 87% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 94%
93% Notebook oder PC? - Notebooks bis 1.299 Euro
Source: PC Praxis - 1/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80%
Source: mobile Zeit - 1/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/05/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Farbenfrohes All-in-One
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
81% Farbenfroh: Dell Inspiron 1520
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
Consumer-Notebooks mit Santa Rosa im Überblick
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2007
Rating: price: 87% performance: 92% features: 80% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 89%
Dell Inspiron 1520 - Neue Centrino-Notebooks im Test
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: price: 87% performance: 92% features: 80% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 89%
85% Test Dell Inspiron 1520 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 85% display: 84% mobility: 82% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 83%
Dell Inspiron 1520 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Long, Date: 08/19/2007
Rating: price: 95% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 50% mobility: 60%
90% Vorzeige-Notebook in gift-grün
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
80% Dell Inspiron 1520
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% emissions: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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.

T5250: » 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.

3.3 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

80.7%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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

» HP Pavilion dv6880se
Core 2 Duo T5550
» HP Pavilion dv6750ea
Core 2 Duo T5450
» HP Pavilion dv6675us
Core 2 Duo T7250

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Zepto Znote 3414W
Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6699eg
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6500z
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6450eg
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6599eg
Core 2 Duo T7300, 2.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6598eg
Core 2 Duo T7300, 2.7 kg
» Samsung R70 Aura
Core 2 Duo T7100, 2.7 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv2988eg
Core 2 Duo T9300, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2899
Core 2 Duo T5550, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3000
Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» MSI Megabook EX700
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2699
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N
Core 2 Duo T8100, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ791N
Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Samsung R700-A003UK
Core 2 Duo T5450, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9655ea
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1330
Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell Vostro 1400
Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1420
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MSI GX640-098US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 430M
» Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core T3000
» Gateway M-6864 FX
Mobility Radeon HD 2600, Core 2 Duo T5750
» Malibal Lotus
GeForce GTX 260M, Core i7 920XM
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Core 2 Duo T6500
» Acer Extensa 5230E-901G16
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M 900

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