Summary: After having a different Dell Inspiron for less than 4 months that was a total lemon, with the help of a Dell authorized shop, Dell finally replaced it with the Dell Inspiron 1564. For the most part, what I use it for it is very good, especially compared to what I had in the past. I don't like the idea that the warranty didn't start at the time I received my new computer, but that's how Dell works & has nothing to do with the way this laptop functions.
Summary: Dell has a long reputation of not being able to keep their machines cool. After just 3 months, my computer would overheat to the point of automatically shutting off. I've had to take it apart, pull the heat sink off the CPU, only to find that there was almost no thermal paste, and what was left had the consistency of dried out gum. Also, the heat sink makes an arc, passing from the CPU over the graphics card part of the motherboard.
Summary: I bought this computer in college for my Majors in Network Administration and Information Systems Management. its been a beauty since the day I bought it. the hardware can takes the abuse of hardcore gaming, and the built in Keyboard is wonderful for typing notes and writing papers (Larger Keys are better for me at least). Pros: Wonderful Hardware for what I need, Big screen for what i have experienced in Laptops, Nice Gloss Finish, Gets the job done!
Summary: I bought it for the price and specs and it turned out to be perfect for me. I use it for home and for work aswell with design programs and never had any problem!. The numeric key pad is a great help for working with Excel. The widescreen 720p HD its great for watching movies!!
Summary: I received the computer on the day Amazon gave as the delivery date. Easy to transport with fast speed. Love the web camera and video. With just a little practice, microsoft 7 is easy to navigate. I would recommend this computer.
Summary: I've had this computer for almost 3 years and finally will be able to get a new one in about a month. I didn't even know if this computer was still for sale considering it's getting rather old for the computer world. I've never had anything good to say about this laptop. The DAY after the 14-15 day return policy it died. I went through a month plus of b/s with Dell and then finally got it fixed.
Summary: I've now owned this computer for six months. My hard drive has failed once already and I'm certain it is going to fail again. It overheats whenever you run more than one program at a time. It has downright stupid fan placement. The touchpad is complete garbage and skips all over the screen while you are trying to type an email or a letter, often erasing all your work. Customer service has awful English skills and is nearly useless.
Summary: My wife's desk top tower finally had enough. Because of her work as a grade school teacher she had a school assigned laptop and had come to really appreciate a laptop's utility and convenience. We examined features, prices, etc on every laptop in the $800 and under price range and picked this model Dell from Amazon.
Summary: This is a great laptop that provides good performance comparing to the price. Disadvantages: Dell bloats the OS with unnecessary software that caused some crashes. I removed almost all Dell's software and now everything works fine.