Dell Inspiron 15R-N5110

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 15R-N5110Notebook: Dell Inspiron 15R-N5110 (Inspiron 15R Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 77%, features: 81%, display: 74% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15R-N5110

80% Dell Inspiron 15R 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
While Dell's Inspiron 15R isn't going to distinguish itself from the competition in terms of performance for an under $600 laptop, it certainly makes up for it with flexibility. Most companies tend to skimp on peripheral ports, but Dell gives both USB 3.0 and eSATA for those looking to expand their laptops storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Inspiron 15R (I15RN-5882DBK)
Source: PC Mag English
There’s not much else, good or bad, to say about the Dell Inspiron 15R (I15RN-5882DBK). It’s not quite as adept an overall performer as the Editors’ Choice models, the Asus U56E-BBL6 or Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066AJU, but it’s certainly never disappointing, either. If every last drop of processing potential matters to you, either of those machines would be a better way to go. But if you’re content with paying less, the I15RN-5882DBK won’t make you feel like you’re compromising too much.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 15R review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With the 15R, Dell has put together a versatile 15.6in budget to midrange laptop that doesn’t compromise on connectivity. Relatively minor weaknesses with its keyboard aside, it holds up well overall, with the interchangeable lids being a great way to change the design according to your mood or to match the colour of your shoes (if you’re that way inclined). Unfortunately, at the moment its pricing doesn’t make it the most competitive option out there, and without other areas where it truly excels, it’s worth checking out alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Dell Inspiron 15R – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
With the last version of the Dell 15R, gaming was well-nigh impossible, but this version’s premium quality display and the Core i5 processor-Nvidia pairing make the Dell 15R a very impressive all-rounder whether for office or gaming use. Needless to say, any machine which can handle current games will have no problem running office software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2011
70% Shiny, pretty, affordable: Dell Inspiron 15R review
Source: APC Mag English
I like affordable notebooks, and while shiny like glass the Dell Inspiron 15R is a real contender. The keyboard doesn’t match the generally good build quality of the rest of the notebook, but at the end of the day it’s still a very reasonable option for a prospective notebook buyer on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 review
Source: Techradar English
If you need the extra power and have the cash to spare, the Inspiron 15r is a great student laptop that will last you for a few years. However, portability and usability aren't as strong as we would have liked.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Inspiron 15r N5110 review
Source: T3 English
Connections are plentiful, with VGA and HDMI ports for hooking up external displays and even an eSATA port for attaching external hard drives. With 500GB of built-in storage, you’ll likely only need to do so when backing up your important files.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron i15RN5110-7126DBK
Source: PC Mag English
While it might sit on the shelf with other affordable mainstream laptops, the Dell Inspiron i15RN5110-7126DBK has a lot to offer that competing systems just can't match, like a Blu-ray player, Wi-Di technology, USB 3.0 and Bluetooth, making it a solid desktop replacement. Those looking for a full roster of premium features, however, might prefer the Editors' Choice Dell XPS 15z, but it comes at a premium price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Inspiron i15RN5110-5816DBK
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron i15RN5110-5816DBK is a competent desktop replacement, and anyone purchasing one can be confident that it will meet their day-to-day needs admirably. While it is a well-built laptop with a full feature set, you will find other competing systems offering better performance for less, like the Lenovo IdeaPad V570-1066A9U, the Editors' Choice for budget laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 Notebook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
My main problem with this is the annoying trackpad, average battery life and lack of Nvidia’s Optimus implementation, which is what’s stopping the new N5110 from being a real steal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) review
Source: Pocket Lint English
And of course, if you don't like the default black case, you can just order another from the Dell web site - if you don’t mind the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)
Source: Digital Versus English
While the Inspiron 15R (N5110) doesn't do all that well in gaming, its CPU is effective in terms of everyday usage. It can also perform well with applications that have higher processing demands (3D modelling, 1080p video encoding and so on). Its connectivity also covers all the bases and it has excellent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Inspiron 15R review
Source: CNet English
The Dell Inspiron 15R isn't too exciting in terms of its design, and its battery life is fairly dismal. But its performance is impressive for the price. It would be a good choice for students seeking a reasonably priced laptop that handles movies and music well. Before you lay down your cash, though, also check out the 15.6-inch Medion Akoya E6221.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell 2011 Inspiron 15R 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's first major update to the Inspiron 15R has both good and bad aspects to it. For the most part, performance has been improved thanks to the new Intel Core 2011 processors. In addition, the graphics system is beneficial for those that do lots of video encoding work. On the downside, the 3D performance is not as strong as a dedicated graphics part and Dell has reduced the number of customization options beyond the lid even further.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron 15R (2nd generation)
Source: CNet English
When it comes to spending $500 on a laptop, beggars can't be choosers. One of the best things about the Inspiron 15R, Dell's 2011 update to its budget and midrange consumer laptop line, is that it starts at an aggressive price while still offering Intel's second-generation Core i-series processors. Dell's Inspiron 15R is an attractively priced budget consumer laptop with a welcome set of up-to-date features and design options, but beware of the cost of customizations.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The new and improved Inspiron 15R N5110 is an appealing 15.6-inch laptop for general use and multimedia tasks but also remains very budget friendly. The a base configuration priced at $499 might not be as impressive as the system we reviewed which is almost $400 more expensive, but even the less expensive model packs enough punch to more than satisfy the technology demands of a typical family. If you need a notebook with a little extra muscle then the Intel Core i5 processor and optional AMD Radeon 6470M graphics should handle all but the most graphically intense modern games. I would have liked to see a backlit keyboard option as well as higher resolution screen options such as 1920 x 1080 or 1600 x 900 ... but those are pretty minor complaints for a budget notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
80% Dell - Inspiron 15R N5110 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Dell have given the Inspiron R a total makeover with a few new features and cheaper price tag, with the Sandy Bridge CPU providing a much appreciated boost to overall performance and some extra battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Inspiron 15R Spring 2011 15.6-inch Laptop Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's refreshed Inspiron R line includes the midsize 15.6-inch model aptly named the 15R. This system is available in several configurations, but the $699 model features a 2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor with 3MB of cache and integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics. While you won't want to use this laptop for serious gaming, it does make a peppy model for very light run-throughs in non-intensive games, such as World of Warcraft.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
What you get in the Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 is a cheap notebook with lots of good features, decent speed, and good battery life. You also get a creaky chassis and an overly glossy screen with narrow viewing angles, and an ability to customise the way the laptop looks by installing a lid with a funky paint job. Overall, despite there being a few negatives in its build quality, the Inspiron R is a good notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

79% Test Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 73% display: 72% mobility: 82% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 91%
77% Dell Inspiron 15R im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 79% features: 83% display: 67% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 75%
81% Test: Dell Inspiron 15R Switch
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 85% features: 87% display: 70% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 87%
88% Turbomodus für unterwegs
Source: PC Praxis - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Dell Inspiron 15R Test: Farbwechsel leicht gemacht
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 85% display: 87% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 87%
80% Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ревю на Dell Inspiron N5110 – лаптоп с 4-ядрен Intel Sandy Bridge процесор
Source: PC Store BU→EN
good price and good performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2011
Modell: Dell Inspiron 15R-N5110
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
positiv: performance, speakers, USB 3.0 and HDMI v1.4-ports, battery runtime, price; negative: bulky, bad connection positions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2011
Dell Inspiron N5110
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
very compact, good workmanship and performance, excellent battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2011

Comment

Series:

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2310M:

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 2.1 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.


15.6": 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.


2.6 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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75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)