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Dell Inspiron 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Dell Inspiron 13. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and price. The performance and size also get good feedback. The connectivity and sound get less positive views. Comments are divided on the touchpad.

portability, size, performance, price, usability

sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (

Dell Inspiron 13


The Dell Inspiron 13 is great for those hampered by a tight budget, but who still want a competent and power-efficient thin-and-light notebook with a decent design.

Excellent battery life, Good value for money

Previous-generation chipset, Heavy for a thin-and-light

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Dell Inspiron 13 Review


Once opened the Inspiron 13 provides a conservative, black plastic design. The buttons along the top edge are touch sensitive but don't light up with a soft glow when pressed like the media buttons on the XPS line. The black colored keyboard and...

Attractive design ; Solid build quality ; Acceptable performance ; Good battery life ; Solid keyboard ; Great price

Only two USB ports ... even $300 netbooks have three USB ports ; Pentium dual core processor is a little weak ; Keyboard is a little cramped and touchpad is a little small ; Palm rest plastics look cheap and easily pick up skin oils ; Slot-loading...

While issues like cheap palm rests and a noisy slot-loading drive won't bother most people, the limit of two USB ports and use of Pentium dual core instead of a Core 2 Duo processor might make some potential customers look elsewhere. In the end, the...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Dell Inspiron 13


it might be tempting to do all your Christmas shopping online, but sometimes it's nice to see what you're spending your hard earned cash on. Dell seems to have come round to this point of view, and in a departure from its usual direct selling approach...

Lucky for some. It's not big, but it is clever - a fine blend of power and practicality at a keen price.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Darius Chang (

Dell Inspiron 13


The Dell Inspiron 13 is great for those hampered by a tight budget, but who still want a competent and power-efficient thin-and-light notebook with a decent design.

Excellent battery life ; Good value for money

Previous-generation chipset ; Heavy for a thin-and-light

Service and Support Dell offers a one-year local warranty for its notebooks, which covers both parts and labour. Should there be a problem with the laptop that cannot be resolved via telephone or the online help service, the company will send a...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Darius Chang (

Dell Inspiron 13


Excellent battery life, Good value for money

Previous-generation chipset, Heavy for a thin-and-light

The Dell Inspiron 13 is great for those hampered by a tight budget, but who still want a competent and power-efficient thin-and-light notebook with a decent design.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: SkoGirl (

Good Laptop


I have: - Intel Core 2 Duo - Memory of 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 - Size: 250GB SATA Hard Drive - I had the option of choosing a 9 cell battery for free - price of $850 before tax I took my time looking for a 13 inch laptop because I wanted a...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: nanaboo (

I love it!


I own one of the first XPS desktop computers that was made. Since I don't always do all my computer work at a desk anymore my husband said I needed my own smaller portable one. So I picked one that I can pick up with one hand. It must also be pink or...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: RodPaulson (

Love this Laptop!


In the last eight months, I've been looking for a laptop this lives up to the name "laptop". Had the Dell 1720 (large screen but frankly, not very portable, more like laptop and a half). Tried the HP Mini 10 (way too small screen and lousy storage),...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: DDell (

Fairly Good Overall.


I have a Dell Studio 17 inch laptop with less memory and lower processor speed than this Inspiron 13. I needed the 17 inch in my office and wanted a smaller, yet more powerful laptop for personal/business use. So, I got this Inspiron 13 with 2.4ghz...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: sunny009 (

Inspiron 13


This lappy doesnt have a good gaming card. If u getting this laptop make sure u get Nvidia card else this laptop doesnt work for games. Gets heated pretty easily.I bougt this laptop coz i had same issue with Hp pavilion laptop but dell also has same...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

DELL INSPIRON 13- NOTEBOOK - Pacific Blue - Intel® Celeron® 560 (1MB cache/2.13GHz/533Mhz FSB), 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250 GB SATE HD, 8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive),Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100,Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini-Card, Glossy, widescreen 13.3" LCD (1280x800) w/ 2.0M pixel Camera, Built-in Bluetooth capability (2.0 EDR), Microsoft Works ,Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic Edition SP1

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92


Intel segment tagging:Home Office

Dimensions & Weight



HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard backlit: Yes


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Color:Pacific blue


4G: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Clock Speed:1.86GHz
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Number:T2390
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Type:Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 85212 / 85214
Processor package size:40


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Password protection: Yes


Operating System Language:ENG / ESP


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100