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: - Dell's refreshed Inspiron R line includes the midsize 15.6-inch model aptly named the 15R. This system is available in several configurations, but the $699 model features a 2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor with 3MB of cache and integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics.
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, wha...
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.
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.
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
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
A 15.6in, Core i5-based Dell Inspiron notebook with lots of RAM and hard drive space
Good Gear Guide.au
2 June 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...
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: You can't really go wrong with SandyBridge, and Dell's delivered a workhorse of a home laptop. It's got enough power to handle media playback, video editing and 3D gaming, and at the same time, enough battery life to work just about anywhere.
Pros: Well designed, high quality construction, with more than enough processing power, takes advantage of Intel SandyBridge
Cons: Well designed, high quality construction, with more than enough processing power, takes advantage of Intel SandyBridge
Summary: There was a time when laptops could only be accessed by people who were financially superior but those days have gone. Over the years companies have come up with new and innovative systems which are more and more user friendly and are far easily accessable by people across all the income bracket.