Dell Inspiron 15R-N5050
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15R-N5050
Source: PC Advisor
The Dell Inspiron 15R is not exactly a laptop that will awe you with its design - the same can be said of its tech specs as well. It has a simple design and its specs are oriented towards those users looking to get a home laptop on an economical budget. In our test benchmarks, it performed well. However given some of the laptop's drawbacks, such as the keys being springy, there are better alternatives available in the market, at a similar price range - one such alternative would be the Lenovo IdeaPad Z570.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC World India
The new Dell Inspiron 15R features a Second generation Intel core i3 processor, and provides a slight performance boost over its 2010 predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 93%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2012
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60% emissions: 100%
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2011
The Dell Inspiron 15R-5521 was built to be cost and energy efficient. Dell offers this model in a few different configurations, ranging from a Core i3-3217U to Core i5-3317U for better performance. In terms of graphics, models are equipped with Intel's integrated graphics up to the powerful AMD Radeon HD 8730M. Regardless of your configuration, it is a cheap laptop. The sturdy case is mainly made from plastics and the 1366X768 display is satisfactory. With 2.2 kg, the laptop is surprisingly light for a 15 inch laptop and its size seems compact and space saving. A fun feature is that the laptop is optionally available in pink, red, silver or blue.
Battery life is a strength, which is improved by energy-saving ULV processors. It can easily last for 6 hours during web browsing and light tasks. With Wi-Fi off, it could run a full day of light use on a single charge. The ports are little clustered around the edges, which can lead to unwanted disconnections during use – but this should not be an issue for those who are on the go. Although the Dell is not designed as desktop replacement, it can be comfortably used as such. To summarize, Dell's Inspiron 15R-5521 delivers a great, customizalbe performance and a sturdy build for an affordable price.
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.2 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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 %
77.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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