Product Type: Dell laptops
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4 years strong!!
Dell Inspiron 1545
Member Name: skooby89
Dell Inspiron 1545
Advantages: solid hardware, still working well after 4 years
Disadvantages: Battery life is pretty poor
I'll get the only downside out the way first so that i can concentrate on the positives... Battery life, When i take out the power adaptor and continue to use my laptop the battery lasts maybe 2 hours tops... videos or music and your looking at an hour, maybe this is to do with age and the fact that as its my only computer i have it plugged in constantly at home so i probably brought the battery life down on my own...
But apart from that it is a great laptop, I'M USING IT TO WRITE THIS REVIEW :) it's solid hardware, taken quite a beating with being lugged around and abused and it still stands strong, i've just finished giving it a little clean up and de-frag as well as updating vital software and it's running great, no problems what so ever. I get wound up when people insist on getting the latest super high power laptops when they use them for using the internet and a few word documents a year...
By all means if you are a video editor or music producer you may need the latest advanced kit but for average joe this is more than enough. I use high powered modern laptops at work as i'm a stage technician and running shows or conferences requires up to date hardware requirements but as for my personal day to day use this has served me well and i hope it continues to do so for another year or two.
Sure every peice of kit has a life expectancy and i know il upgrade sooner or later but 4 years so far... thats not bad going :)
Summary: great laptop, no problems and hopefully another couple of years to come :)
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