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Dell Inspiron 1501
Member Name: Bobisme25
Dell Inspiron 1501
Date: 02/08/12, updated on 02/08/12 (28 review reads)
Advantages: Big screen and nice sound
Disadvantages: Slighty big
I received this laptop from a friend who was throwing stuff away. After a while of using is I found out why he gave it to me. It is several years old and he broke it. So I had to spend several hours trying to figure out how to fix it, and ended up taking apart and cleaning the whole thing. Then I found out why it doesn't work and had to buy a new power jack for it and a soldering kit to replace my old one. But it was free besides the hours and money spent of repair, so it was still a pretty good deal to me.
Now I'm gonna tell you some of my opinions.
It has pretty decent wide screen and has nice audio. It has two small speakers inside of it about an inch or so big. So, don't think it sounds really fancy because it looks like it might up close (or maybe that was just me). Anyways, it has Windows XP Professional which is a nice thing I liked since almost all computer come with Windows 7 now. This laptop model is also really easy to do self repair on, and if you're not good at fixing stuff there are many videos on YouTube that will teach you how to (its how i fixed mine). Its great for watching movies on the go, and just in case you're wondering its great for watching YouTube videos. There's also a DVD drive on the side which just adds to its value if you like watching movies. It also has plenty of room with four usb ports if your thinking of buying accessories for it. Its also pretty cheap now considering that some are selling for $50.
Now for some bad things about this laptop. It's pretty huge and bulky for laptops nowadays. So you shouldn't buy this if you like traveling unless you're alright with the weight, or you just want to watch movies on the huge screen. The processor isn't that good either if you're a gamer and you want a laptop for games. The ram is pretty low too if you look at most computers nowadays that usually have 4+ ram. It also can't match the speed with the new computers and tablets coming out everyday. But most of this can easily be changed by upgrading which can be done by a novice.
Summary: Perfect as a cheap entertainment system
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