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Dell Inspiron 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and value for money. The performance and screen also get good views. The reliability and connectivity get less positive reviews, and there are some mixed comments about the sound.

portability, screen, performance, value for money, battery

connectivity, reliability

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 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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Osam Product


Osam Product for Business & General purpose

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Long Battery Life,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

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A good value for basic computing



Latest Intel CPU,Lightweight,Quality Display

Cheap Plastic Chassis,Narcoleptic Trackpad,Quirky Fn Keys,Short Battery Life

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A good computer for business travel.


The computer seems adequate for business travel and occasional photo-shopping. Computational speed is adequate for these applications.

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Quality Display

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Love It!


I wanted to buy this laptop, but was a litte worried about the comments of some who complained of the loud fan. Happy to say that I went ahead and bought it and the fan is no problem at all. I can barely hear it running. I got it on sale for [$] at...

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

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great buy for the price


I have been using this computer for the past three weeks or so now. I bought it at Staples for around 750 (although I know they have recently had it on sale for a bit less). It is well worth even the [$]. My prior laptop was actually also a Dell...

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Quality Display,Quiet

Short Battery Life

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Excellent note book


Excellent Computer

Comfortable Keyboard,Fast,Lightweight,Powerful,Quality Display,Quiet

Short Battery Life

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Color:Pacific blue


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


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


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

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