I gave it 3 stars because it is a good computer if you purchase a warranty (which I did)
Melissa Perry Moraja: Award Winning Author, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I just switched to a Mac. I've been a loyal Dell user for years. But I am so tired of my hard drive crashing, mother board dieing and battery life being non-existent in a very short period of time. This computer required constant maintenance. So I took a leap of faith and switched to a Mac.
... with this laptop since june 2009 and its works great for have 4years
20 August 2014
Summary: I have with this laptop since june 2009 and its works great for have 4years, the only problem that i had with this was that in this year i need to change the battery because i used a lot and this is not a problem because now the new laptops that made the big companies don't work great for a long...
Summary: Great laptop for surfing the web, word processing, imaging processing, playing music and videos through the likes of iTunes, Pandora, VLC, Netflix, Hulu, etc. With its install of a running MS Office, both business professionals and students alike should find something useful to do with this machine.
Summary: I had this pc since Nov 2009 when I was in college. This laptop have survive at least 7 moving after that and is great 4 years later I still don't complain. How many laptops you see that 4 years later are still working..
Summary: I don't know why people are dissing this laptop. I've had it for 3 years and the battery is still great. I even use this for gaming and it still runs smoothly. I had problems with it when I first bought it. The charging circuit wouldn't work and they had to replace it.
Summary: I purchased the Dell Inspiron 1440 for college about 3 years ago and I must say that I have nothing but good things to say. I used for writing essays, paying bills, powerpoints, streaming videos, etc. You name it, Dell did it!
Summary: This laptop is a nightmare. It is the second one I have purchased that won't hold a charge. There is a design flaw that requires the motherboard to be replaced in order to get my 2-month old computer to hold a charge. The first one I bought was 14 months old before the exact same thing happened.