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i have one.after 3 years graphic cart give me problem.after turning on the laptop lcd show nothing .just colors mixing together.after 2 years battery dead and always is plug in.a think all dell series have same problem for battery.LCD HAS VERY GOOD QUALITY.it is possible to watch from side.if you like buy laptop my idea is better to find an other brand
This is my 2nd laptop, and i think it's the better out of the 2. however I would not buy Dell again. The computer itself works fine though. I have had this laptop coming up 2yrs and the battery has already died on me and so has to be permanently plugged in. I know many other people who have had the same problem with dells. I enquired about getting a replacement battery- was quoted rouhgly £100 which i wont pay as will just use money for a new laptop.
It has an intel core 2 duo processor and windows vista and ive never had any problems playing dvd's or music on it! I like how the dvd/music control buttons are touch sensitive and light up a lovely shade of blue!
another good feature i liked about this laptop was that you can insert a memory card from a digital camera striaght into the laptop, and no need for cables which are left lying around.
The computer is easy to use and handle, it's not a particularly heavy laptop either, but has past it's sell by date now with all these slimline laptops taking its place
The Dell Vostro 1510 are available for about £300 and as with the Vostro series are generally well made, good value for money products. The 1510 has an Intel core 2 duo and came with Windows vista (although I installed XP instead).
I work my laptop very hard and where previous models have buckled (Packard Bell, PC World own) the Dell has pretty much survived and is now nearly two years old.
When I say I work it hard, it is in constant use, often being switched on and off 3-4 times a day and being set up for projection and almost always on morning, afternoon and evening.
I have only had one problem with it: the screen. The screen began to flicker and freeze after about a year. Now this is where buying a Dell was vastly better than previously mentioned models. Within minutes I was talking to someone online who gave me details instructions for fixing it myself (which saved losing it for a few days) and I managed to reapply the loose cable. So much better than paying a fortune to be on hold!
It is not the most stylish of laptop, it looks like a tank next to a Mac and it is heavy to lug around. Probably the best adjective to apply to it would be 'sturdy'.
I'd recommend spending a bit more on a Dell than cheaper brands as they tend to last the distance, and the support is excellent if they happen not to.
When ordering on the Dell website, the specification of the laptop is fully cutomisable. What surprised me was the excellent value for money of the higher spec models, which is what persuaded me to buy it.
Everything is as you would expect for a mid-range laptop: it looks practical rather than especially stylish, it has a decent sized screen and keyboard and it is not too heavy. That said, it is still not the most portable laptop because of the battery life. If you only want to use simple applications such as word processing and browse simple internet sites then battery life is reasonable. However, as soon as you start playing games, listening to music or watching videos the power drains very quickly.
It has all the connectivity you would want from a laptop including plenty of USB slots and a memory card interface which is particularly useful for transferring photos from a digital camera without the hassle of connecting with a wire.
I have had no reliability problems with the laptop in the last 18 months and I know from previous laptops that even if you do, the customer service is excellent.