We recently got our hands on a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop – the latest in the Inspiron series of Dell laptops. First look at the laptop is really impressive as it sports an all black color look and has a tactile button keyboard. The unit which we received for review also came with an additional cover lid having an yellowish design. The packaging box is standard and contains a 65w adapter, manuals and installation discs in addition to the laptop unit.
The Inspiron 15R being a budget laptop is mostly build in plastic of very strong quality with impeccable finish. Since the material is good, we did get that sturdy feeling when we had the notebook on our hands. The hinge that ties the display to the base is of good quality and is strong. However, the display lid does not tilt to a full 180 degree, instead goes up to only around 150 degrees.
Another good thing which we liked about the Inspiron 15R is its detachable cover lids. With these cover lids on, the laptop display gets another layer of protection from the back. You can check it out for yourself. As compared to older versions of Inspiron laptops, it is very difficult to get ripples on the screen when pressed from back in the Inspiron 15R.
Listed below is the specification sheet of the Inspiron 15R unit which we received for reviewing:
- Intel Core i5-2410M processor (2.3GHz, 3MB cache, 2.9GHz Turbo Boost)
- 15.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution
- Windows 7 Home (64-bit)
- 4GB DDR3 memory (1333MHz)
- 500GB 5400rpm HDD
- Intel HD integrated graphics
- 8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner
- 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11n wireless, and Bluetooth
- 6-cell Li-ion 48WHr battery and 9-cell 90WHr battery
- Dimensions: 14.7 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 2.52Kg approx
Looking at the specs of the laptop you must have already guessed that it is a workhorse. Well, in addition to that the Inspiron 15R is also a multimedia station. It has two powerful built-in speakers with SRS surround audio which really give you an awesome experience watching movies on the laptop.
All this comes at a price tag of Rs. 32,300/-. Our verdict of the Inspiron 15R Laptop is that it is a real value for money device and we give it a 9/10 rating.
Now lets take a look at some hands on pictures of the Dell Inspiron 15R laptop: