Summary: Quantity or quality? Compared to the ever-slimmer competition the massive Dell Inspiron 15R appears as a cumbersome underdog, however with good equipment at a small price. Special highlight: The fast Radeon HD 8850M with GDDR5 memory.
Pros: sturdy case, precise touchpad with crisp buttons, matte FullHD display, generous memory capacity, good gaming performance, long battery runtimes, Core i7 processor, terabyte hard drive and Full HD display - such extensive equipment for as little as 750 Euros is quite impressive.
Cons: slow Fast-Ethernet port, graphics driver issues, unpleasant fan noise, relatively massive case, The 15-inch case should actually be able to dissipate the little waste heat of the installed hardware pretty quietly. A humming fan and a distracting buzzing sound thwart this goal.
Summary: Priced at Rs. 52,800 (with a 1 year Complete Cover warranty) , it seems to be a tad bit overpriced. While a discrete GPU is available, it does not come as a standard which is a downer. The Inspiron 15R is a great laptop for those who like a clean, understated look while having enough power under the hood to do whatever they choose. In short, the Dell Inspiron 15R is a great all-round notebook and should be on your list, if you are looking for a new workhorse.
Summary: Dell's Inspiron 15R is an attractively priced budget consumer laptop with a welcome set of up-to-date features and design options, but beware of the cost of customizations.
Pros: The 2011 Dell Inspiron 15R starts at just $499, and includes modern features such as second-gen Intel Core i-series processors, USB 3.0 ports, and an HD Webcam, along with optional swappable lids.
Cons: The Inspiron 15R's bulky body is heavy, and its battery life is a big letdown. Adding optional extras makes it nearly as expensive as a laptop from Dell's premium XPS line.
Summary: Dell Inspiron 15R(eloaded)! After we reviewed 17-inch representative of the Inspiron series from the well-known manufacturer, Dell, it's now the Dell Inspiron 15R's turn to take on our tests and our critical glances.
Pros: Workmanship, Keyboard and touchpad, Four colours to choose from, Price/performance ratio, We also liked the visual appearance and the design of the Inspiron 15R. Above all the combination of the optionally available coloured colours for the display rear. With that, we're on to the next point, what we missed...
Cons: Colours only available with surcharge, System noise under load, Equality in terms of price for the optionally available coloured covers. This way, Dell would surely be able to score points with the customers.
A 15.6in, Core i5-based Dell Inspiron notebook with lots of RAM and hard drive space
Good Gear Guide.au
18 August 2012
Summary: Plenty of RAM and hard drive space make the Dell Inspiron 15R N5010 a good option for anyone who wants a notebook that can also be used as a desktop replacement computer. However, its build quality could be better, as we noticed some annoying creaking in its base, and its screen suffered from shimmering when viewed from certain angles.
Pros: 6GB DDR3 SDRAM, 640GB hard drive, comfortable to use, reasonably good battery life
Cons: Screen shimmering was noticeable when viewed at certain angles, creaky build quality
Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 15R SE reminds us of the fat, ugly kid in the class. Y'know, the one that had all the brains too? We may not find the 15R SE the laptop that we're most drawn to, but boy does it deliver on the power front considering the price. Battery life is a letdown, but otherwise this affordable laptop could make an ideal desktop replacement or all-round family computer.
Pros: Full HD (1920x1080) resolution screen, affordable, USB 3.0, 8GB RAM, 2GB graphics card
Cons: Plastic build quality, bulky construction, feels cheap, can be slow to load, bloatware
Summary: The Dell Inspiron 15R N0015R33 is a well-made laptop with a solid and attractive design. It has four USB 3.0 ports a 1TB hard drive, but an average processor. Read our full review to find out more.
This year's version of the Inspiron 15R gets a touchscreen and an option for fourth-gen Core processing, but not much else
Good Gear Guide.au
23 June 2012
Summary: Dell's Inspiron 15R-5521 runs an ultra-low voltage CPU that can supply excellent battery life, though it's a big model that's not easy to travel with. It has a touchscreen and a solid configuration, but it could use much better networking facilities.
Pros: Long battery life, Full keyboard with touchpad, 1TB hard drive and 8GB RAM
Cons: Screen can be tiring to look at, Touchpad skips a little, Only 10/100 Ethernet and single-band Wi-Fi