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Dell Inspiron E1520

Specifications

Notebook: Dell Inspiron E1520
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron E1520

60% Dell Inspiron E1520 Budget Notebook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
One of the key features of Dell's new notebook lineup including the Inspiron 1520 is the choice of colors. For an extra $50, users can select from one of seven colors other than the basic black. The drawback is that some colors may cause delays in shipping and some colors have had reports of issues with the exterior cases by users. One of the bright spots of the Inspiron 1520 is the processor. Dell has decided to use the Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 for the majority of its budget range. This is a solid dual core processor that provides excellent performance for the cost. Users who want to pay more can upgrade to the new T7000 series processors but it will greatly increase costs. It is matched up with 1GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory that is average for this segment and will let it run Vista. Storage is where the Inspiron 1520 needs some help though.
3 von 5, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 40%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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.


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.


2.9 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 %

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)