Dell Inspiron 1521

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 1521Notebook: Dell Inspiron 1521
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 950 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 50%, features: 50%, display: 70% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 30%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 1521

Foreign Reviews

80% Rauschender Arbeiter - Dell Inspiron 1521
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30% emissions: 40%

Comment

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support.

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-64:

In 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 2.0 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).

» 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.


3.1 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%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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

» Toshiba Satellite P305
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Gateway M-1626
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Dell Latitude D531
Turion 64 X2 TL-56

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite L300D
Athlon 64 X2 TK-57, 2.5 kg
» MSI Megabook EX600
Core 2 Duo T5250, 2.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Novatech B17
Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 17.0", 2.9 kg
» Gateway LT3106a
Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Medion E1311
Mobile Sempron 210U, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Gateway LT3103u
Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.38 kg
» Maxdata Belinea b.book 3
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Averatec 2575
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1721
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» MSI Megabook ER710
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» MSI Megabook PR210
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» HP Compaq 6515b
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 14.1", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
» 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
» 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: 2012-05-26)