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Dell Inspiron 15R
Member Name: Rache3012
Dell Inspiron 15R
Date: 07/02/12, updated on 07/02/12 (20 review reads)
Advantages: Big hard drive, fast processor
I have had quite a few laptops in my time, but never a Dell. I thought it time to give them a try.
After paying out £550 for this brand new from Curry's, I hoped it was worth it. In looks it is quite sleek and stylish with the brushed steel looking cover, with a neutral slate colour. The keyboard is soft to touch i.e. not clunky, and is responsive to a fast typer. The screen is clear and sharp and shows off the already installed wallpapers pretty well. The processor is fast, I would say one of the fastest I have had on a laptop, but that may just be because everything is getter faster, better, cheaper etc. The hard drive is a good size, and I have not even come close to using half even though I tend to use iTunes for film and music downloads quite regularly.
The battery life is decent; you can get a good 3-4 hours of browsing, not just in sleep mode like a lot of the laptops out at the moment.
I did however have a major issue. The hard disc totally died and I had to have it replaced, wiping the whole thing clean. This happened after owning it for about 6 months; I don't know if this is just bad luck on my part or whether it is common for Dell laptops. Luckily I did have insurance so this was fixed free of charge.
Overall, I would say it is a good buy. Not worth the amount I paid, but definitely a good choice if you can get a good deal.
Summary: Pretty good laptop of you can get a good price for it.
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