Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
Though the Inspiron 15 M5030 didn't shine in our benchmarks, we still found it adequate for everyday computing chores such as surfing the web, updating Facebook, and playing casual games. It's not often that a 15-inch notebook is priced as low as $350 and is still viable, with a comfortable (albeit loud) keyboard. The lack of HDMI will turn off some, and this is definitely not a machine for multimedia enthusiasts, but if you're looking for something bigger and more capable than a netbook, the Inspiron 15 M5030 is a good value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
Dell's Inspiron M5030 laptop isn't going to be standing out against the competition in terms of performance or features, but it certainly is affordable. With street pricing around $500, it is roughly $100 cheaper than many Intel based PCs with a similar level of features and performance. The downside is that it is heavier than most of the competition and doesn't have the same level of quality feel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
Other than a tough-to-beat price tag, little stands out about the Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D. For not much more, other laptops offer faster performance and come with better features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
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.
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With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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