Summary: Bought two, one for each of our children. Solid build, look great, Windows 8 interface a little annoying but just a case of getting used to it. For under £300 this ideal for them and will hopefully last them 3-5 years.
Summary: My old computer died, and I looked at all the reviews on-line and asked friends for recommendations. I need the computer for basic computer work, so the Dell Inspiron 15.6 Laptop was my choice. I have had Dell laptops in the past, and I was satisfied with them. This does not look like a thrifty laptop, it is an attractive black with what feels like scales on the lid. It is lightweight at 5.1 pounds and measures 1 inch in height, very easy to carry.
Summary: I will begin by stating mine was not purchased through Amazon but ordered directly from Dell on recommendation. It is quite cheap looking for the price and has proved to be troublesome, firstly the F1 and F2 keys have different functions to other laptops and is an irritation to say the least, secondly tiny flies manage to get behind the glass screen, with one still glued there to this day, has always been slow to respond and the keyboard packed up after 12 months.
Summary: Arrived quickly, but the plastic casing was full of sharp edges and had to be sanded smooth to avoid cutting my wrists to bits, the ridged wrist rest is awful. The mouse pad keys click very loudly when pressed and annoy all around, and it came with Windows 8 and then when first plugged in it spent ages trying to update to 8.1, and couldn't until some other dell file was deleted. Now it keeps telling me the charger is wrong .
Summary: Laptop out of the box was easy to set up and only required standard operating system configuration before being ready to go. The laptop is made of good quality, light enough to be easily portable and solidly built to standards of a higher priced laptop. A significant amount of RAM is diverted to the graphics (approx 1-1.5gb) so you don't have as much to spare as you might want but there is a spare RAM slot available on the laptop to put additional memory into.