Summary: Great performance at a low price. pay attention to the cpu. go to cpubenchmarks and compare. this little i3 will outperform others with higher megahertz values. Purchased for someone else... no complaints.
Discountinued Compact Dell Netbook/Laptop That Should Still Be in Production
John Kwok, Amazon
15 April 2013
Summary: I had the pleasure of using this compact business-class laptop for several weeks; if I didn't have an unexpected Windows software issue, I wouldn't have shipped it back to its seller. This laptop was probably designed to compete with similar HP laptops; this is an amazingly fast, relatively lightweight laptop that Dell should still be making.
Summary: I used a Vostro 1500 for about 5 years, two keyboards, upgraded cpu and ram. I really liked that machine. This machine is definitely better in most respects. The big negative is the Chiclet keyboard which lacks any tactile feedback and is none too friendly on the hands so I use a K800 at the desk. The display is very nice, HD is acceptable but not stellar (already bought an SSD), a little fan noise, quite light. The one other ding is ram, HD, etc.
Summary: It's a solid laptop, ubuntu is quick, the hdd performance is just pitiful. I wish dell would offer ssd on all pcs/laptops they sell. This laptop would be a stone cold killer with a ssd even with 2 stalks of celery. graphics are good, screen is nice. I'm thinking of buying 2 more but with i3 4gb and swapping hdd to sdd. This one is used by my 6 year old to play games, installed and internet. wireless is great. I replaced unity w/ gnome classic.
Summary: Found this to be an excellent entry laptop. Not the lightest or thinnest but feels robust enough. Installed software was either not installed or absent (Office Trial) and needed a lot of OS Updates.
Summary: The lappy is extremely cheap the processor is also a good one the only problem is Linux which is of no use I didn?t even opened Linux and booted win 8 in my laptop the first timed I opened it all things work great. Worth to buy in this minimum budget.
Summary: A best buy for this price! 1. RAM is 2GB, not to worry at all, RAM is easily expandable further 2. Trust of the DELL brand 3. I'd say linux is better than windows! windows is prone to viruses and is expensive too. Enjoy the free linux OS with its free applications 4. Enjoy 15.6 inch display. Please note here that laptop's maximum resolution is 720p only and not 1080p.
Summary: After using this laptop for few days, here I'd like to share my experience. Till yet, what I've discovered is that the display results of this laptop is quite appealing. On top of that, its battery backup is also amazing. It's far better than other laptops in the same price range!!