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Dell Inspiron 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and price. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound and connectivity.

portability, performance, screen, price, size

connectivity, sound

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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),...

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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...

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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...

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

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:1in
Weight:4.9lbs
Width:12.5in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:1318
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Pacific blue

Networking

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

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1

Processor

Clock Speed:1.86GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2390
Type:Pentium Dual Core

RAM

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

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100