Product Type: Dell laptops
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Very reliable lap top
Dell Inspiron 1501
Member Name: Katie83
Dell Inspiron 1501
Advantages: Instructable apparently!
Disadvantages: Rubbish battery, rather heavy, vista
This was my first laptop and its done very well. Its still going strong even though it had had a few bumps and a few drops *oops*. It has survived all well and even cup of coffee - yes i am a little clumsy, so if it can survive me I think it would be a great starter laptop for anyone young or old.
I loved the express on cover i bought with mine which did come in may colours if you feel like giving it a make-over. Mine has since suffered many scratches so i have now took it off but looks good just as it is, the glossy white frame looks modern and smart.
As for the features all are good, the dual core allowed me to run a virus scan and look at the internet at the same time for the first time so has been useful.
So the laptop is good but vista well that is another story it seemed to cause me no end of problems and it took me almost 8 months to sort it out so it would connect to my wireless internet. In the end i just wiped it and installed my old XP disks which was a good idea.
The memory was good at the time although i did end up buying a removable storage device that has been useful for many things over the years so was a good accessory to get.
The biggest issue i have is the battery i must say dell it is terrible! It only ever seemed to last about an hour, the power left indicator was never accurate and it completely died after one year! so I can only use it plugged in now- not good for a lap top.
Also once it has died you are left with the most annoying pop up telling you constantly you need to get a new battery. In the end after about 6months it gave up on telling me about this but there was no way of turning it off in the meantime.
Summary: Good first time lap top
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