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.
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.
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 It originally came with only a CD drive but you can upgrade it to a DVD drive So overall it...
Powerful laptop of past years which can still beat the current lot. But has some basic design flaws.
30 May 2008
Excerpt: The advantage of buying Dell laptop is that they can go wrong quite often, and when lot of people face problems, they first resolve the issue and put the solution on the web. If you search on the web for Dell Inspiron 5100 / 5150, you get lots of posts with various issue.
Excerpt: I won't attempt here to go into the full spec of my Inspiron 5100, as the other reviewer has covered it all very well. Suffice to say mine was pretty well at the top of the range at the time. Actually, it worked like a dream for about 18 months, with no problems to speak of.
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.
Pros: Nice Speedy Laptop
Cons: No Shaders on the Graphics Chip Limits Full Capability
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.
Pros: Efficient, fast
Cons: Bit heavy, no scroll wheel, no external volume control