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Dell Inspiron 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews of Dell Inspiron 13. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and touchpad.

portability, usability, price, size, design

performance, reliability, sound, touchpad, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (cnet.com.au)

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 (zdnet.com.au)

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: mjc (dell.com)

my dell

 

the unit is in good condition. No hassle yet encounter

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Robyn Trope (dell.com)

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

 

Purchased this product as a mid-cost second computer. Complete disaster. I did not realize that it did not have a CD-ROM. It is unbearably slow and useless because of low memory and low hard drive. I did not expect this computer to be top of the line...

no cd-rom

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Biplab Sarkar (dell.com)

very poor performance

 

the windows 10 os is very very slow, and restarting the system takes a long time to load.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: J. Sanchez (dell.com)

Great value for the price

 

it works really good with the exception of the speaker that the volume drops from time to time, other then that I am happy with my purchase.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: CarlosStyles (dell.com)

It's A Great Machine

 

but I wonder why my activation key keeps expiring?

Apr, 2016

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