conclusion:We like it

81 May 6th 2013 2:50 pm

Dell's 2013 revision of the 15R may be a budget laptop, but as PC Advisor points out, "the Inspiron 15R certainly doesn’t look like a budget laptop," and the "case is plastic, but solidly built." As the display only has a budget-friendly resolution of 1366x768, Notebook Check found it to be "middle class." Despite the mediocre display, PC Advisor was impressed with the 15R's performance, saying it "will take web browsing and office work in its stride" and that "battery life proved a pleasant surprise." With models running as low as $349, the Inspiron 15R is a budget friendly laptop that doesn't skimp on performance, just don't expect an HD display.

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PC Advisor Feb 14, 2013

The Dell Inspiron 15R-5521 hardly puts a foot wrong with the Inspiron 15R, providing a well-built laptop with good performance and an attractive screen.

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Digital Versus Sep 20, 2013

This year's Dell Inspiron 15R is an inconsistent product. It has great processor performance, a very nice body and good battery life, but the screen and sound quality are so bad it would be hard for us to recommend it full-heartedly.

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Notebookcheck Feb 10, 2013

Dell has designed a trendy multimedia notebook which performs “only” fair to good in most categories, but which does not allow striking flaws.

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marsax73 marsax73

Surprisingly speedy and well built. Mine came with a 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive and 8 GB's of memory. I'm not a fan of spindle drives so I replaced it with a Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD. Such a big difference!! Boots up in about 15 secs with Win 8.1. I got mine with a i5 and with the SSD, 1080p...

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