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6.8 out of 10

Dell Inspiron 5100

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Reviews and Problems with Dell Inspiron 5100

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Overall 10
10

Best purchase I have nade

7951alan, Ebay
9 July 2014
  • Summary: This was a fantastic purchase. It was more then I had expected. Great product. This is one great little Laptop and I have dowloaded all the information regarding this Computer from Dell with no problem. I highly recommend Dell Products.
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Overall 6
6.0

Got what I paid for

bjohnson00338x7, Ebay
2 July 2014
  • Summary: Old but works. Got this for a drive that wasn't compatible with the XP migration. Might turn it into a Linux box though. In the recommendation there should be a "depends" instead of yes or no.
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Overall 2
2.0

The 1990's are back

hautefashions12, Ebay
20 January 2014
  • Summary: Piece of slow junk. Feels like you are on a computer from the 1990's. Not even useful for simple things like surfing the internet...unless you don't mind waiting long periods of time to accomplish anything you click on. Stay away!!
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Overall 10
10

Don't drop it!

review stl, Amazon
13 August 2013
  • Summary: It was a great computer, real fast and powerful, plus it has DVD. But I stumbled over the power chord and it fell off my coffee table. I took it apart to see if I could fix it the operation was a failure. RIP.
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Overall 10
10

A decade old and still going strong!

Mike 79, Amazon
8 May 2013
  • Summary: My family bought a Dell Inspiron 5100 for my sister in 2003 (a decade ago), and made sure to get the best available at the time: 2.6Ghz CPU, 32MB video, 512MB RAM, 30GB hard drive, Windows XP. She loved it. She completed her Master's degree on it, took it everywhere when traveling, and even named it. But then, five years ago, she set it aside (out of necessity) for a newer Mac laptop.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it

rjon5191, Ebay
11 February 2013
  • Summary: i bought the dell because of the price and i am very satisfied with it. It works great with room for upgrade. Dell has always made a good product and this dell inspiron 5100 is another good example of Dell quality. I would recommend this product to any one looking for a good stable computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Warning this product is junk, stay away from it and the people that sold it

kbierersr2012, Ebay
5 February 2013
  • Summary: It is junk! it does not work, I would not buy anything from these people again. The lap top is sitting under my bed collecting dust.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for a starter

Edward Walls, Amazon
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Even though it is an old computer (made in 2002) it is great for someone who is new to computers -pros: Windows Xp Pro Wifi enabled faster than some modern day computers -Cons: A bit heavy about 8 pounds Original dosn't come with DVD drive only cd So overall it would be great gift for someone who would want a decent laptop, just for web, and emails
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 6
6.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

Compilation of speed and functionality

ajs284, Ciao
22 January 2007
  • Excerpt: "I've now had this laptop for just under 2 years now and i have to say my experience hasn't been that bad. 40gb hard-drive, 1gb ram, 64mb gfx, 2.8 ghz processor The laptop was pre-loaded with windows xp came with a power supply and case. I paid for the package which included the additional RAM which brought the memory up to 1gb. The laptop is fairly user friendly although does present some issues with getting parts. Just recentley one of the ...
  • Pros: Nice Speedy Laptop
  • Cons: No Shaders on the Graphics Chip Limits Full Capability
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

Nice Laptop

Happyhibs..., Ciao
8 June 2006
  • Excerpt: "Had this now for about 3 months as a good quality laptop was required for work purposes. After reading many reviews I found that although people were very happy with the overall product itself, there seemed to be a major problem with overheating issues/fan problems. Since I have had this it has been used for very heavy programs and yes the laptop does get pretty hot due to the processor working overtime. Not once has it cut out or threatened ...
  • Pros: Efficient, fast
  • Cons: Bit heavy, no scroll wheel, no external volume control
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