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Don't buy this!
Dell Inspiron 1545
Member Name: mike-o-leeds
Dell Inspiron 1545
Advantages: It's easy to use and the speakers are a good volume.
Disadvantages: Charger breaks sooner that it should, runs slow very soon after buying it.
I got this laptop just over 2 years ago, mainly because I was moving to University.
All in all, it seemed great. The speakers are loud; you get some cool features (like a tabs bar on the desktop which you can put a clock, picture, calender, notes, etc. in) and the webcam is pretty decent (assuming you're in good lighting). I also like how you can choose what colour you want.
At first it was very fast and there didn't seem to be any problems.
This lasted about 6 months before it started running a lot slower. This might have been caused by a virus, as I did get one around this time, but it did start to run slower (and still does) which I don't think should happen.
Then about 18 months after buying it the adapter stopped charging my battery - diagnostics showed that there was no problem with the adaptor or the battery, but every time I switched it on a message appeared saying that the adapter could not be identified.
Basically, the adapter will sustain the laptop's current power, but can't charge it. I didn't see this as a problem because I don't unplug often anyway. However, sometime a few weeks ago I did unplug it to take to my flatmate and show her a video. After about a minute of it being unplugged it turned off.
To date, it has 4% battery and can't be unplugged at all or it will instantly turn off. I have searched online and found that a lot of people have had the same problem with this laptop.
It's an average laptop and it'll do if you're a student but, personally, I would not recommend it to anyone. You can most likely find one at a similar price that works a lot better.
Summary: It's alright, but don't buy it.
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