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81
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

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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User Reviews

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marsax73
Surprisingly speedy and well built. Mine came with a 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive...read more
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Average Critic Score

Noise

80
 

Speed and features

87
 

Display

60
 

Battery life

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Design and form factor

80
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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81
 

Critic

78
 

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90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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78
 
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81
 

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78
 

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90
 
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89
 

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86
 

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Critic

88
 

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93
 
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