Conclusion: Whether you are music fan, belong to the MTV generation or none of these, the Dell Inspiron EMA 2009 Limited Edition could not completely convince. While the manufacturer promotes a lifestyle product with colorful cover-art, you'll rather get a 15.6-incher with rather below-average equipment.
Pros: Quiet and little waste heat, Low energy demand, Quiet and adequately cool: This is just how every a office notebook should be.
Cons: No HDMI, Creaking hinges, Bad workmanship of the display frame, Smudge everywhere, Spongy input, Courage to use matt surfaces. What does (nearly all) manufacturers drive to use glossy parts at the palm rests and other possibly unfavorable areas?
Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 1545 performs well within its limits. If you’re in the market for an entry-level notebook to perform basic tasks such as word-processing, web-surfing and just watching DVDs then it could be worth a look – because of its price.
Excerpt: We've seen the Inspiron 1545 before, when it had an older processor; otherwise, the specifications are virtually identical. The two laptops have very different power consumption levels, however.
Affordable all-purpose notebook with 15.6in display and 3GB of RAM
Good Gear Guide.au
22 September 2009
Conclusion: There's nothing spectacular about the Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook -- until you take its price into account. With an RRP of just $999, it's one of the best-value all purpose notebooks we've tested.
Pros: High quality keyboard, 15.6in display, excellent specifications for the asking price
Cons: Drab design (unless you pay to spruce it up), heavy and not very portable, integrated graphics