Dell Inspiron M501 Series

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRBProcessor: AMD Phenom II X3 N870, AMD Phenom II X4 P920
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v, ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700, 900 euro
Average Score: 70.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
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Dell Inspiron M501R

Specifications

Dell Inspiron M501RNotebook: Dell Inspiron M501R
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 P920
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 72.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Dell Inspiron M501R AMD triple-core laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the triple-core Dell Inspiron M501R is a great laptop worthy of consideration if you want a $999 system that can do just about everything. It even outshone the quad-core version of this laptop in the majority of our tests thanks to its slightly faster clock speed of 2.2GHz compared to the 1.6GHz speed of the quad-core, although the quad-core version would come into its own under heavier multitasking loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Dell Inspiron M501R (AMD N850 2.2-GHz)
Source: PC World English
The Dell Inspiron M501R has a triple-core AMD Phenom II X3 processor, and offers a very good combination of features and looks, and dedicated graphics for a sub-Rs. 40,000 laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
60% Dell Inspiron M501R
Source: Techtree.com English
This configuration of the M501R will cost you Rs. 40,900, which is not a bad price for a quad core notebook. The build and aesthetics are appealing and the 15.6" LED screen is great when it comes to watching movies or even just surfing the net. My major problem with the M501R is the Phenom II X4 CPU which isn't much powerful compared to the Corei5 450 that is faster and does not heat up as much. In fact, you can get this exact same configuration with an Intel Corei5 460M that not only runs at a faster 2.53 GHz but can also TurboBoost up to 2.8GHz; all this for the exact same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron M501R review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Dell Inspiron M501R is a very good unit. We like its specifications and it provides a good amount of CPU  power for everyday tasks as well as more advanced ones. However, it would be nice if it came with a digital TV tuner so that it could be used as a media centre.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron M501R 15.6in quad-core notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Dell's Inspiron M501R is a nice looking 15.6in notebook with a quad-core AMD Phenom II CPU and 6GB of RAM. It's a good performer that's suitable as a desktop replacement and even as an entry-level gaming machine. We just wish it wasn't so glossy and that it came with a digital TV tuner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB

Specifications

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRBNotebook: Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N870
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB
Source: PC Mag English
If you're looking for an affordable 15-inch desktop replacement laptop that will handle your basic productivity tasks and play your favorite Blu-ray movies, the Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB will get the job done. That said, there are plenty of laptops in this price range that offer better performance, including the HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl (our current Editors' Choice), and the Acer Aspire AS5742-6475.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v: Slower clocked HD 4650 (based on the same chip) and also Mobility Radeon HD 4630 called graphics card that is still produced in 55nm and supports DirectX 10.1.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Radeon HD 4250: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) for AMD processors with Avivo HD support and technically a higher clocked HD 4200.

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


AMD Phenom II X4:

P920: Slow clocked quad core CPU for mid size laptops (due to the 25 W TDP). Single threaded applications and games suffer from the low core speed.

AMD Phenom II X3:

N870: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.


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.

2.6 kg:


70.17%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

» Advent Monza N2
Athlon II N330
» HP 625-XN839EA
V-Series V160
» Gateway NV50A02u
Phenom II X3 N830
» HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EA
Phenom II X3 N850
» HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl
Phenom II X2 N660
» Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB
Phenom II X3 N850
» Acer Aspire 5551-P32G32Mn
Athlon II P320
» HP G62-355dx
Athlon II P340
» Gateway NV53A52u
Turion II P540
» Dell Inspiron M5030
V-Series V120
» HP Pavilion dv6-3143cl
Turion II Ultra M640
» HP Pavilion dv6-3123cl
Athlon II P320
» HP Pavilion dv6-3122us
Turion II M540
» HP HP 625 WS835EA
Athlon II P320
» HP ProBook 6555b
Phenom II X3 N830
» HP Pavilion dv6-3055dx
Phenom II X4 N930
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)