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Dell Inspiron 1521

Dell Inspiron 1521
alaScore 76

80 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and keyboard. The design and usability are also appreciated. The portability and energy efficiency get negative reviews, and there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

performance, usability, design, keyboard, build quality

value for money, energy, portability

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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 80 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 1521

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1521 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

keyboard, value for money

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

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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

Consumer review by:

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

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in
Height:1.7in/1.8in
Weight:6.4lbs/6.6lbs
Width:14.1in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:1521
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Miscellaneous

Color:Jet black

Modem

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

Networking

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

Type:DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

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

RAM

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1270