Summary: The first one arrived and worked fine until the next morning when the spring under the ENTER key came loose and stuck under the SHIFT key. Also it seemed to lock up when it went into sleep mode. I received a second one and it works great.
Excerpt: This system is not overpriced and functionally is very sound. I have had it for quite sometime, and use it (both for work and school) almost every day. I have not had one problem with it thus far. I purchased mine with the 17" screen upgrade because I enjoy watching movies on it occasionally. I also purchases the 160 GB hard drive, with 2 GB RAM as opposed to 120 GB and 1 GB. I don't, however, know if that makes a massive improvement in performance over the base model.
Excerpt: This laptop is great. When I transitioned into college, I wanted a laptop that would be sturdy and would do things more than just type on Microsoft word or excel. Depending on the specs you choose, performance varies, but it's internet wifi is included. One striking thing about this laptop is that the speakers are amazing. Everyone who has compared their laptops to mine has noticed that my built in speakerphones have higher sound quality and higher volume.
Excerpt: This is my first Dell computer and I don't know what took me so long to get on the band wagon. I am very impressed with the sound quality and the speed of the processor. The computer that my new Dell had replaced needed some upgrades to be able to handle my computing needs from the start but my Dell was readyto go out of the box.
Excerpt: We have two Dell Vostro's. I have one that I use everyday and my son has one that he drags everywhere; seriously half the time when I go in to wake him it is open, upside down and on, in the bed where he fell asleep with it. I think they are one of the most durable laptops available. They are easy to use and dell offers great support. I have never had trouble with either of these dells freezing up. We use them for music, games, photo editing, and word processing.
Excerpt: This is my first Dell purchase, and I will never buy another brand! I love my laptop! The keys are very soft and the mouse pad is just right! The only problem I ever had was my battery would not stay connected, and their customer service was so great to deal with, they over nighted me a new battery cord the following day! It is so hard to find such great customer service these days.
Excerpt: I have had the Dell Vostro 1520 since May 2009, and it has held up quite nicely. I have it with the Duo Processor, in 64 bit Windows Vista with the webcam and 9 hour battery. First of all the computer runs very fast with few problems with non responsive programs, which I do not blame on the computer, but the operating system. Windows Vista has its problems, such as compatibility with many games, which I dislike. The computers wireless network connector is very good.
The Dell Vostro is a very poor computer in porformance
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This computer is very poor in poformance. The graphics are not that great. Also the speed is quite slow I thought. I used this computer for email, surfing the web, shopping, and so on. This computer was not at all to my expectaions. As far as I am concered this computer sucked. I would never recomend this computer to anyone. I thought that this computer did not have a good memory or storage as some would call it.
This Dell 1520 laptop is the absolute best toughest computer!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought my Dell 1520 laptop in the fall of 2007. It has been everything I needed for college in a computer. It is also extremely tough! It is the Timex watch of computers! "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking!" It has been whipped to the ground from a bar height table, fallen out of a lifted pick up truck, and knocked off of the kitchen table and it STILL works. I LOVE my Dell, and would recommend to anyone who wants a good quality well made computer.
Excerpt: I bought this dell Vostro about a year ago and it has worked excellently fine. the only issue i've had was a funny cracking noise from the fan under the laptop 8 months after buying it. It was making irritating noise whenever the laptop was on but I called it in and with my warranty still alive they had me send my laptop in to them and withing a week I got my laptop back with the fan changed and no more noise since then.