Dell Inspiron 1545

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 1545Notebook: Dell Inspiron 1545 (Inspiron 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 71.43% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 71%, features: 70%, display: 81% mobility: 58%, workmanship: 63%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 1545

80% DELL Inspiron 1545
Source: ITP English
Dell's notebook line is extensive and the Inspiron 1545 is designed for to appeal to those that need an everyday applications machine. The Inspiron 1545 belongs to Dell’s ‘15’ line and is designed to ‘give you the everyday features you need, all at a great value’. The 1545 packs the right stuff for everyday usability at an attractive price. Not for gamers however.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
60% Dell Inspiron 1545 review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell 1545 is one of the most popular laptops of the moment. It's easy to criticise the Inspiron 1545, but for the price it's actually a very competitive machine. If you must use it for gaming, our advice would be to invest in the ATI card at purchase, and then upgrade the hard disk and RAM independently of Dell. That way you'll be able to get a semi-decent gaming laptop for under £450.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell Inspiron 1545 review
Source: PC Advisor English

The Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook is an affordable all-purpose notebook with a 15.6in widescreen LCD. While it's unlikely to turn heads with its pedestrian style, this Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop remains a perfectly serviceable notebook that punches well above its weight. (We use the term figuratively, as it is far from a petite notebook.) There's nothing spectacular about the Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook - until you take its price into account. With an RRP starting at just £298 inc VAT, it's one of the best-value all purpose notebooks we've tested.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

The Dell Inspiron 1545 is an affordable all-purpose notebook with a 15.6in widescreen LCD. While it's unlikely to turn heads with its pedestrian style, this Dell Inspiron laptop remains a perfectly serviceable notebook that punches well above its weight. (We use the term figuratively, as it is far from a petite notebook.) There's nothing spectacular about the Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook -- until you take its price into account. With an RRP of just $999, it's one of the best-value all purpose notebooks we've tested.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell - Inspiron 1545 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Wherever possible, it's interesting to test the whole process of ordering a laptop from a company, and looking at the before- and after-sales support as well as the machine itself. So that's just what we did with this Dell 1545, a smart, relatively economical machine that opts for trademark Dell efficiency over outright excellence. A professionally manufactured laptop that delivers pretty much what you need for the price being asked. It's no market leader, but it's a very solid performer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
71% Dell Inspiron 1545
Source: CNet English
Dell is one of the most popular computer brands worldwide, and a default choice for many shoppers. Located right in the middle of the company's lineup, the Dell Inspiron 15 is one of the most versatile and affordable midrange laptops, offering configurations for as low as $379. As a highly configurable budget-range black box, Dell's Inspiron 1545 laptop line can be a good value--as long as you don't pile on the upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 60%
Dell Inspiron 15 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Inspiron 15 is a decent mid-size budget notebook with good looks and average build quality. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on with excellent support, but has a weird function key layout that may annoy more advanced users. The touchpad offers an excellent surface texture with buttons that have great feedback and throw distance. Basic configurations start as low as $379, making it a reasonable choice if you are working on a budget. Overall it might not be the best notebook on the market, but it still offers great value and a reasonably attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2009
Rating: mobility: 50%
75% Dell i1545-012B
Source: CNet English
While predominantly known for its direct-to-consumer custom-built PCs, some of Dell's best deals can be found in fixed-configuration laptops stocked in retail stores. Case in point: the $429 15-inch Dell i1545-012B, which includes a dual-core Intel CPU (but not an official Core 2 Duo), 2GB of RAM, and a decent 160GB hard drive for about the same price as you'd pay for a decently configured Netbook. The Dell Inspiron i1545-012B is one of the better deals you'll find for a mainstream laptop priced less than $500.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% features: 70%
60% Dell Inspiron 1545 (i1545-USE010ST)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 1545 (i1545-USE010ST) ($699.98 list) has very few amenities for a laptop, but it meets two of the most basic laptop requirements: its screen and hard drive are large enough to handle the gamut of multimedia tasks. It's Intel Pentium branded processor lags behind the mainstream Core 2 Duos, so it isn't exactly a speed demon, but you won't hear a peep from frugal shoppers. The Dell Inspiron i1545-USE 010ST is an inexpensive family laptop, but there is a better and cheaper configuration at Staples.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron 1545 (i1545-004ST)
Source: PC Mag English
 

For many families and school-bound teenagers, there's only room in the budget for a laptop with basic amenities. The Dell Inspiron 1545 (i1545-004ST) meets two of the most basic laptop requirements: Both its screen and hard drive are large enough to handle the gamut of multimedia tasks. It isn't a speed demon by any stretch, as its Intel Pentium-branded processor lags behind the mainstream Intel Core 2 Duos, but you won't hear a peep from frugal shoppers. Available at your local Staples for $650, this whopper of a bargain comes with a nice 15.6-inch widescreen, 320GB of storage space, and 4GB of memory—all of which should be enough to offset the processor's shortcomings. If you can get past its speed limitations, the Dell Inspiron 1545 is one heck of a laptop bargain.


70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Inspiron 15 is really a mixed bag when it comes to a budget laptop. On the one hand, it has an excellent 15.6-inch display with an LED backlit that gives it some of the best color in price segment. On the other hand, Dell provides users with less in terms of software, storage and battery life unless they want to upgrade the systems which can quickly escalate the costs. This makes the Inspiron 15 a strong choice for those looking for an inexpensive laptop with a high quality screen but don't necessarily need the highest performance.
60, Preis 80, Leistung 60, Display 80, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 40%
60% Dell Inspiron 1545
Source: Trusted Reviews English
So what kind of internals does the 1545 hide under its plain but glossy shell for its bargain price? Well, they're actually a little better than you might expect. The cast is led by an Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 running at 2.0GHz with an 800MHz front-side bus. This is fast enough to easily handle any software you'd want to use on a notebook like this. As to memory, 3GB of DDR2 RAM is as much as the installed 32-bit version of Windows Vista Premium can handle. In a nutshell: if you're looking for a cheap and simple family laptop with reasonable speakers, the Dell Inspiron 1545 is worth considering. However, appalling battery life really hampers an otherwise solid but unspectacular effort that is inferior to the model it replaces.
60, Preis 80, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 50, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 50% mobility: 40%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test: Dell Inspiron 15 Volks-Notebook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Dell Inspiron 15 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2010
Rating: performance: 90% features: 70%
74% Test Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 68% display: 73% mobility: 79% workmanship: 63% ergonomy: 68% emissions: 85%
70% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% display: 90% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 60%
80% Dell Inspiron 1545 teszt - változó külső, maradandó minőség
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 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. However 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.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for 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 %

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71.43%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)