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Dell Inspiron 1521

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Dell Inspiron 1521. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and price. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and keyboard get negative comments. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

performance, design, price, screen

battery, usability, energy, keyboard, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 1521 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 1521


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1521 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the price. The portability is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the usability and keyboard.

portability, price

keyboard, usability

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 1420 1520 1521 1525 Laptop Keyboard NK750Dell Inspiron 1420 1520 1521 1525 Laptop Keyboard NK750

Apr, 2018

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Li-Ion Battery


I am just replacing this battery after purchasing my laptop in Jan 2008, so it's been well over 2 years on this one battery. I was given no 'advance notice' that my battery was depleted, & I only noticed when my laptop just went out. I initially...

Apr, 2010

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it's a'ight


I have been using this new battery for a little over a month now and my only complaint is my computer freezes more frequently.

Oct, 2009

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Great machine


Purchased on of these machines a couple of weeks ago and when I received it I thought it really looked like a nice machine until the initial startup. Turned it on and an error came up right off the bat giving option to run tests as no bootable drive...

Sep, 2009

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Buyer Beware


This battery is for all intents and purposes useless. It basically died about 7 months after purchase without warning. I have made the mistake of believing the Dell pitch and to be honest, the support is absolutely beyond terrible. All in all, when...

Jun, 2009

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Not so good


A warrenty should begin the date that you purchase a product, not manufacture date. What if it had been purchased 11 months after manufacture date. The warrenty would only be good for 1 month. That's okay if it's a used car but not a product you have...

Like all notebooks/laptops you can move around when on battery. Nothing special about that

I didn't really use battery power that often and when I did, it was usually 20 to 40 minutes. That being said, less than a year after purchase, it quits. Just quits with no warning of any kind. No degradation it charge lenth (not noticable anyway. I...

Mar, 2009

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I am extremely pleased with this product and its features.


I have found the performance of each feature to be excellent and, therefore, the performance of the product itself to be excellent. Shipping was prompt and package arrived in good condition.

Jul, 2013

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Nice looking fan with great features


You really get a lot of features for the price. The base is a little wobbly and cheap, but it would take a lot to tip it over.

Mar, 2012

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Marc Renteria


Great Item, super fast shipment, no problems during install, however I did notice pet hair under some of the taped surfaces. Will do business again, THANKS.

Product Specifications

The versatile Inspiron 1521 represents the perfect blend of high-end multimedia and mobility. Designed with a choice of powerful dual-core processors and a widescreen display, this notebook is ideal for media, entertainment and more. Whether you want to do your banking from a caf

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Color:Jet black


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic/Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/1.9GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:TL-56/TL-58
Type:Turion 64 X2 mobile technology


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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:ATI Radeon X1270