Dissapointment as critical flaws about product was deliberately left out
9 October 2013
Summary: The laptop is as stated by seller, however, critical information about the state of this laptop was deliberately left out. The battery is no good and there is a clear warning by the system of a need to replace the battery yet seller made no mention of that. Key "E" is not responding which is another clear information not mentioned in the add. I will have to buy a keyboard and battery to make this unit worth it.
Excerpt: Okay this has to be the worst laptop I have ever owned. I've owned many laptops ranging from Apple Macbook Pros to Lenovos and even Toshibas. This is the 5th Dell laptop I've owned and the previous ones have never failed me like this one has. This one crashed out of the box and I had to send it in for a new replacement. This was due to a hard drive failure. Next up the bat was a video hardware failure and resulting in everything booting up but no image on the screen.
Excerpt: When i saw the commercial for the Dell Inspiron, i thought it would be a good laptop for school,college, and etc and when i bought it,everything seemed to be reliable and supportive. After a month or two, my laptop began to shut down out of nowhere, then my battery started to mess up and i went to see Best Buy more than 3 times to fix so many problems. the laptop is very wide and large and i mostly carry it in my hands cause it can't fit in my purse.
Could more possibly go wrong with no compassion from Dell?
9 September 2012
Excerpt: within the first 30 days that I owned my laptop I had to have the keyboard replaced. I received 1 year of tech support when I bought my computer. One day, I opened up my computer to find that my screen was upside down. I called tech support and they wanted me to buy a $200+ support package because this was a software issue, not a hardware issue. After arguing with me they fixed the problem by right clicking on my screen and clicking on maybe 3 more things.
Excerpt: This computer was the first computer I ever purchased. I bought it at a kiosk and was impressed with the fast shipping. I was excited to get it but when I did I started having problems with it. It didn't come with clear instructions on how to use it. It would constantly need to be charged. Most of the time I had to keep it plugged in. It had a very small keyboard and I should have paid the extra money to get a better, different comptuer.
Excerpt: I bought the Dell Inspiron 1545 on a "daily deal" website that was forwarded to me. I couldnt find alot of info regarding the Ubuntu software, but I felt for $300, you couldnt really go wrong.... WRONG! The laptop itself has no issues. The problem, by far and away, is Ubuntu! Its difficult, non-compatible with ANY other programs, and not user friendly. Its confusing and awkward. I cannot use yahoo messenger, Kodak picture editor/uploader, or any sort of picture...
Excerpt: I've had a dell desktop and laptop before, so I decided for my new laptop to get a Dell as the other computers had performed nicely. This one, however, kept having troubles. I don't know if it got dropped in shipping, but after about a month of using it the hard drive and motherboard went out. Under the warranty, I got it shipped out and fixed and back in about 10 days. About six months later the same thing happened again.
Excerpt: This computer has had problems since the first week in use. I have had to replace the motherboard which took over two weeks. This meant that I had to put all my files on Zip drives. Secondly, I needed to reinstall every program on the computer, even the ones that came pre installed. In two cases this meant having to call the companies. In both cases it took over 2 hours of getting through prompts and then waiting. The computer constantly "loses" the printer drivers.