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Inspiron N5050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews of Inspiron N5050. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, but the energy efficiency and image quality get less positive opinions. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

image quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Inspiron N5050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Inspiron N5050 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the durability and keyboard are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed views on the reliability and touchpad.

design, portability, performance, keyboard, durability

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 15 15.6 inch Laptop - Black(Intel Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD±RW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)Dell Inspiron 15 15.6 inch Laptop - Black(Intel Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD±RW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Inspiron N5050


alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Inspiron N5050 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and reliability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the keyboard and portability, and there are some critical views about the image quality.

performance, price, usability, reliability, design

image quality

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron i15N-3910BK 15-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron i15N-3910BK 15-Inch Laptop

Apr, 2018

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Dell Inspiron 15 N5050- U540263IN8


The Dell Inspiron 15 N5050 U540263IN8 Laptop is a stylish budget laptop with great features. The laptop comes with powerful 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2370M 2.4 GHz processors and Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The Dell Inspiron 15 N5050...

Oct, 2012

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Decent Productivity Machine - Weak Intel Graphics


After I first set up the laptop, I upgraded the RAM from 4 GB to 8 GB because I had the extra RAM available from a previous upgrade. I expected to see some measurable performance increase, but the benchmarks showed no real improvement, nor did my own...

He tends to be hard on electronics, so I had apprehension after I got my hands on this laptop (see Cons). This is a good productivity machine. The Core i3 processor handles modest workloads very well. It's a dual-core with 4 threads and a peak...

The screen resolution is not as good as I expected. The monitor resolution is not as good as I hoped. The monitor display’s native resolution is 1366 x 768, and those 768 pixels don’t seem that clean. This machine plays 720P video clean and with no...

Mar, 2016

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DELL 15 (N5050)


It wont play high end games, but other than that it will do everything, you will need it to. plus it cost 1/3 the price of a gaming laptop. of its better in every way than the xps m1530 it is replacing. Including graphics.

the laptop is plenty fast, and works with ubutnu 12.04. Even with the Linux driver witch is currently only 50% the speed of the windows driver, the computer has no problems with the tasks I need it to do.

Sep, 2012

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Great Buy


New Egg is amazing .... I received the laptop at my door with free shipping in 20 hours. This laptop is fantastic. High def Intel makes for sharp clarity. Never feels too warm anywhere underneath like some laptops I worked on ; Lucky I grabbed it as it...

Only bad thing so far was a button in the Intel graphics applet. When I used my Samsung 24" TV/monitor in the HDMI jack, I clicked the 'TV/monitor' settings button and it set my Samsung 24" TV/monitor back to factory default so I had to scan my...

Apr, 2012

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Nice laptop!


Got it on sale at $349.99. Nice specs for the price. Excellent for starters and students


Apr, 2012

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Performance would be good if the quality was there


All signs seem to point to a video card or display failure on this instance. We are going to give a second model a try as our last Dell lasted 6+ years. Here's hoping it was an isolated case.

Hardware specs definitely lived up to expectations. Windows 7 ran very well and it was able to handle all the software I got loaded on it in the 3 weeks it was working for me. HDMI port was great, hooked it to my Samsung TV and even allowed most...

The glossy finish on the case was easily finger printed (not good with younger kids). Lightweight case seemed like long term durability could be a concern. Battery life was just okay (about 2 - 2.5 hours). Keyboard took a little getting use to and some...

Apr, 2012

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tHIS LAPTOP WAS COMPARATIVELY WELL PRICED AT £339 with an i3 core procesor . IT is lightweight and good quality with a webcam and hdmi compatible . The battery life is just ok delivery and pick up were very convenient. The speakers on it are very good...

Sep, 2012

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Excellent Value


great value for money, very easy to set up and use.

Sep, 2012

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Dell Inspiron I15N-3091BK 15.6" LED Notebook


Excellent product, especially at that price.

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Dell Inspiron N5050


Great laptop for someone who's looking for something affordable with good quality. Runs pretty smoothly, however I do not recommend this laptop for any sort of gaming, even on the lowest possible graphic setting games run slowly and lag quite a bit....

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery Capacity:2200 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery performance:2200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No


RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home office
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00906 x 0.00906
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / -24 - 45 / -40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45 / -24 - 45 / -40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, DVD+RW
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast
External display:N
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):32 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):32 - 95
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B710 / B720 / B800 / B815 / B950 / B960 / B970 / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1
Processor cache:1.5 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron Dual-Core / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B710 / B720 / B800 / B815 / B950 / B960 / B970 / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100C / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 55627 / 59569 / 59570 / 59836 / 63915 / 63919 / 63920
Processor code:SR04J / SR04W / SR04Z / SR07V / SR0DN / SR0HZ / SR0J2
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes


Bundled software:Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:McAfee


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):10.2
Height (front):1.23 / 1.24
Height (front) (imperial):1.24
Height (rear):1.36
Height (rear) (imperial):1.36
Width (imperial):14.8