Dell Inspiron iM501R Series

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRBProcessor: AMD Athlon II P320, AMD Phenom II X3 N850
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg
Price: 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 56.67% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 40%, features: 70%, display: - %
mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK

Specifications

Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BKNotebook: Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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

 

60% Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK
Source: PC Mag English
With a sub-$600 price tag, the Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK ($599.99 list) would be a winning entry-level 15.6-inch laptop if it weren't for its lackluster performance. The iM501R-13230BK, available at Staples, has all the essentials that you should need from a mainstream laptop, including even a few extras such as a combination USB/eSATA port, great-sounding audio, and no pre-installed bloatware. But while its feature set is a boon at this low price, you can find similarly priced 15.6-inch laptops that offer noticeably faster performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBL

Specifications

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBLNotebook: Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBL
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBL
Source: CNet English
The Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBL offers a pleasing design, a multitouch touch pad, and a useful selection of ports, but it can't quite keep pace with competing Intel-based models. Worse than its yielding application performance to rival Intel, the AMD-based Inspiron iM501R offers below-average battery life and its keyboard squeaks.We'd like the attractive and affordable Dell Inspiron iM501R-1212PBL more if it wasn't so slow and squeaky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 40% features: 70% mobility: 40%

 

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB

Specifications

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRBNotebook: Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N850
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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

 

60% Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB is the most sluggish and battery-inefficient laptop in its group, yet it costs more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

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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 Athlon II:

P320: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.

AMD Phenom II X3:

N850: 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.


2.5 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.

2.7 kg:


56.67%: 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, 2010-08-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)