Excerpt: Though no friend to gamers, the Dell Inspiron 1525 offers mainstream users a good mix of style and portability.
Pros: Boots quickly, Has HDMI port, touch-sensitive media controls, Vertical and horizontal scroll strips, Provides access to media and presentations without booting Windows, Lots of case design options
Cons: Noisy optical drive, Integrated graphics can't be upgraded, Keyboard keys a bit shallow, Glossy screen produces excessive glare
Excerpt: The Inspiron 1525, apart from the coloured, rubberised finish on the lid, is a rather plain 15.4in laptop, with a matt silver finish and rounded edges. It looks smaller and lighter than it actually is, and at 2.7kg it's bordering on the comfort limit for portability. It has an excellent keyboard, with large keys that have a good balance between travel and feedback. The inclusion of a large, double-height Enter key is especially welcome.