81
Global
Score
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.

from $649.99+

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Speed and features
8.7
Display
6.0
Battery life
8.0
Portability (size / weight)
8.0
Design and form factor
8.0
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Specs

Inspiron

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.7 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Inspiron

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.7 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
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