Summary: Brought this laptop from affordable deals it works great! It came WIFI ready & I was able to use it imediately. It arrived with the wrong charger but the seller shipped the right one as soon as I emailed them. The seller also told me to keep both chargers. Great customer service! Great deal on a laptop! SWEEEEET!
Summary: First I'd like to say my unit is the 14.1" Wxga model, but it has the Celeron M 1.6Ghz processor, 512mb ram, and a 5400rpm 80gb HDD. I'm also running WinXP SP3. So, it is slightly better spec wise. The laptop also supports 3 USB ports, built-in 56k modem, Ethernet, VGA out, headphone and mic jacks, and what I believe is an express card slot. The laptop is all plastic. This might sound like a bad thing, but most low to mid-range laptops are plastic.
Summary: You pretty much get what you pay for. In the case of this laptop, you don't even get that. It is powerful enough for just about anything(other than gaming) that most people do, with its Celeron M processor. The screen quality is bad. The bottom part of it leaks a lot. It is entirely out of plastic, so definitely not sturdy. Mine bends, etc. Quite heavy, not for carrying around, yet not powerful enough to be a desktop replacement.
Excerpt: The placements of the USB, Monitor and other sockets are at the side which is good but the USB ports are quite close together which can cause problems if you want to plug in some large USB devices. There is no line in or built in microphone which can cause problems, but its never really bothered me. However the LEDs which tell you the wireless power, commputer power and battery are placed rather ugly at the end.
Excerpt: However, the display type does not lend itself to watching movies or doing photo editing because the color presentation isn’t true to life and the display is no good for viewing movies at any angle but dead center. They say you get what you pay for, and in the case of the Dell Inspiron 1300 that is true. The buy was a fair one for someone who only needs a computer to do basic word processing and light Internet surfing.
Summary: Design The dell inspiron 1300 is a 15.4 inch notebook, from research this looks like it came out in 2005 however this was given to my sister a few years ago and now my notebook is being repaired I am forced to use this as a back up. The inspiron is made of a sturdy thick plastic unlike other laptops that are made with aluminium and plastic. The lid is very thick measuring almost an inch thick which compared to today's standards this is extremely unnecessary and hideous.
Summary: This was the first laptop I ever owned, so to some extent, I have a sentimental attachment to it. Nonetheless, from what I've experienced from it, it's a fairly good laptop for people to start off with, and I'd like to outline a few of the reasons why, and perhaps why it's less good. ==Cost== Even when I bought the laptop a number of years ago, it was relatively cheap at a few hundred pounds.
Dell Inspiron 1300: Sometimes A Good Laptop, Sometimes An Expensive Paperweight
7 April 2011
Summary: Once upon a time, I believed this laptop to be the top of the range. This time is long gone now, but I still possess the 1300 and love it. With a single core processor with a medium power, it never did many things fast at the same time but it had enough power to be a surfer and basic word processor.
Pros: Clear screen, durability over time of some components
Cons: Overheating, Vista installation. Little processing power or ram for serious application
Summary: I picked up one of these machines second hand with a fault in the power connector. Apparently this is one to watch out for but its a relatively easy fix. A common problem is when the power connector inside the machine comes loose and the machine won't charge up. One quick solder later and we're back on. The machine itself has a crisp 15.4" display and easy to navigate contols. The keys are snappy and the trackpad is configurable to your preferences.
Summary: I bought this TV to complete my law degree which was 3 years long so it did get quite a battering through my university years. However it is still going strong throughout my postgraduate training - now 2 years on and is also great for running my ebay business on. This laptop is easy to move around and very easy to use. I have never had a problem with it at all. The only one slight hitch with this product is now it is fairly old the battery power doesnt last at all.