Summary: I bought this laptop in 2012 as my first real laptop of this century. My other one was ancient and useless. Originally back in '12 the Turbo boost was amazing and the speed was great! Now fast forwarding to 2014 she is slowing down. That being said, it will play basic games just fine, surf the web efficiently, and boot up good enough. I ended up spilling to apple juice on it and it shorted out. Next day, BOOM, good to go!
Summary: This laptop is used really for online social media and research. The one thing that is a problem consistently is video downloading, it just never works properly. Window 8 is a royal pain and not at all user friendly to someone who has used windows for the last 20+ years. I don't need my laptop to anticipate my needs, I am perfectly cabable of asking for what I want.
Summary: The delivery was fast honestly. The laptop was a second hand refurbished but according to seller in excellent condition. The first day the "C" key popped out of the laptop. The computer came with a load of spyware. It's extremely hard to connect to wifi network because It loses the network as soon as I move it. all my other devices move up and down my house just fine unless I disconnect them. I have to keep removing my router plug to reconnect to this computer.
Summary: I received this laptop as a warranty replacement after a large debacle with Dell over a previous issue. As stated in the title, it's definitely not an amazing laptop, but it's not an altogether terrible computer. First off, it's a Dell. Dell makes a huge range of computers. Their entire Inspiron series is meant for entry-level usage. It's cased in plastic, but it still feels pretty sturdy.
Excerpt: I bought my Dell in Decemeber 2009. It was easy to update to prepare for use. It is also very easy to use and at first had a battery that simply could not be beat. However, now that it is a year old the battery goes within two hours of turning it on. So buy an extra battery to replace it - or at least plan to. I use Windows 7 with ease and do not really have any complaints, other than battery life.
Excerpt: My 75 year-old dad needed a better computer to replace the one he had. While this is not a screaming, top-of-the-line machine it was a perfect choice for his usage. Since this was a clearance item it was an excellent value and the perfect machine for his needs.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Quality Construction