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Dell Inspiron 1525

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1593 reviews of Dell Inspiron 1525. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reliability. The energy efficiency and touchpad get negative comments.

usability, performance, price, screen, portability

battery, sound, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 1525 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1525 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the portability and reliability are generally positive. The screen and usability also get good comments, whereas the image quality and price get less positive views.

performance, usability, screen, reliability, portability

keyboard, price, image quality

63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 1525, MS Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 2 GHz, 2GB Memory, 120GB Hard Drive, 15.4 WXGA, DVDRW, Dell 3 Year NBD OnsiDell Inspiron 1525, MS Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 2 GHz, 2GB Memory, 120GB Hard Drive, 15.4 WXGA, DVDRW, Dell 3 Year NBD Onsi

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 1525


alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1525 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the screen and design are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the touchpad and image quality. Many are critical about the keyboard and battery.

usability, performance, price, design, screen

reliability, durability, portability, battery, keyboard

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 1525 - Pentium Dual Core 1.73 GHz - 15.4 - 4 GB Ram - 320 GB HDDDell Inspiron 1525 - Pentium Dual Core 1.73 GHz - 15.4 - 4 GB Ram - 320 GB HDD

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Kristian Kübeck (

Review Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook


More than just Office. The Dell Insprion 1525 scores not only poi

Stable case; Good workmanship; User-friendly keyboard; Bright display; HDMI port; Remote Control; Built-in webcam; Price

Fan characteristic; Problem with transport hook; Touch pad does not always react at once

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Dell Inspiron 1525 review


Editors' note: August 8, 2008. We incorrectly identified the CPU as a Core 2 Duo T2390 for this laptop. It uses the older Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2390, which features 1MB of L2 cache and operates on a 533MHz frontside bus. Most Core 2 Duo...

Slimmer than Dell's 14-inch Inspiron; includes HDMI and touch-sensitive media control buttons; a bit cheaper than other 1525 configurations and has better battery life.

Slightly slower than other versions of the 1525 we've looked at; smaller hard drive.

The Dell Inspiron 1525-121B is the textbook example of a midsize, mainstream laptop. Switching to slower CPU knocks a little off the performance, but also takes $80 off the price and adds battery life, compared with Dell's more mainstream configurations.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Inspiron 1525


If you don't like the specifications of the particular Dell Inspiron 1525 we tested, you can easily configure your own online. That's an important difference between this unit and most other inexpensive laptops: You can customize it down to the...

Fast for a budget laptop Lots customization options

Dedicated graphics not an option Productivity apps not bundled

If choice of features is paramount in your budget laptop, the Inspiron 1525 is your best bet among the models in our test group

Feb, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Dell Inspiron 1525


Stylish notebook offers power and performance for a bargain price.

Strong performer ; Good assortment of multimedia connections ; High-res screen ; Long battery life

Inconsistent wireless performance ; Mediocre graphics engine

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Dell Inspiron 1525 Review


The old days of bulky, overweight Dell notebooks may be coming to a close in 2008. Today Dell announced their latest addition to the Inspiron family of notebooks, the 15.4-inch Inspiron 1525. We are happy to have a pre-production unit to review, and...

Much thinner and lighter than the Inspiron 1520 ; Reasonable battery life ; Nice keyboard, touchpad and media buttons ; Solid performance and features

Glossy LCD lid is a magnet for fingerprints ; No dedicated graphics option ; Limited display options

Overall, the Dell Inspiron 1525 is an excellent budget notebook with good looks and solid performance. This isn't a gaming machine, but the 1525 can handle everyday computing tasks with ease ... and looks good while doing them

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

Dell Inspiron 1525


The 15.4-inch widescreen is a boon for video enthusiasts and photographers with their first D-SLR camera, though I found that the screen image itself was a little wobbly—probably a preproduction thing. The 1,280-by-800 resolution is standard and...

Slimmer design than its predecessor. HDMI port added. Great battery life with a standard battery. WWAN options available. Awesome typing experience. Affordable

Dedicated graphics cards will not be offered

A thinner and lighter Inspiron 1525 is guaranteed to boost mobile productivity, but gamers will be disappointed by the lack of graphics options.

Expert review by: Laptop Views (

Expert Review


The Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop is powered by 1.60 GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T2330 and it features 1-MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB, Intel 965PM/GM Express Chipset motherboard, 1-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (upgrdable to 2-GB maximum in 2 slots), 120-GB...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Justin Whitaker (

Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop


The Dell Inspiron 1525 represents Dell's 15” widescreen offering for a middle of the road laptop. Without a lot of glitz and glamour (although it does come in different color choices), it appeals to your sensible side with its strong...

Beautiful 15.4” WXGA display when viewed directly; impressive wireless performance; easy to setup, good battery performance

Display suffers when viewed at an angle, weak graphics card, tinny sounding speakers, fingerprints show easily on the exterior

It is not easy for a laptop to stand out in such a crowded market - there are numerous other laptops available from Acer, Lenovo, HP and Toshiba that will provide very similar performance levels. At this price point, however, the Inspiron 1525 will...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Matt McLean (

Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook Computer Review


In Depth Product Review of the Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: wasiftoor (

OK For the Money


I got this computer in May at a best buy deal. The reason i got it was obviously the price tag, US$ 550 to be exact and because I desperately needed one as my other laptop died on me during a business trip. Mine has a nice tuxedo black/silver two tone ...

Cheap ; Adequate computing power for basic operations

Vista preinstalled ; a not so good video card

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Your notebook, your looks! A range of cool, new patterns, a spectrum of vibrant colors, a choice of finishes, eye-catching accents and a complement of color-coordinated accessories make the Inspiron 1525 the most colorful notebook you can find. With a comprehensive selection of wireless solutions spanning Wireless USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Mobile Broadband, Dell has you covered. And thanks to a family of antennas built into your notebook, you get outstanding connectivity no matter where you are. Convenient built-in mobile broadband options, available thought multiple service providers, give you high-speed connectivity wherever you have cell phone service. Dell Exclusive Wi-Fi Catcher is a simple switch, which helps you find a wireless network without even powering up your system. Bluetooth securely connects your peripherals without cables. Wireless USB connects wirelessly to USB-enables devices. Redefine your hi-def life through an exceptional movie, multi-media and audiovisual experience. Dell MediaDirect enables one-button access to movies, calendar, contacts and presentations, without waiting for your operating system to start up. Video Communications Pack lets you chat with friends and family thanks to the optional webcam (2MP), dual digital microphones and earbuds. Dual headphone jacks, smooth-touch multimedia media buttons and integrated IEEE 1394a make for a great multimedia experience.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz/800MHz


Color:Blue/Flamingo pink/Jet black/Red


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 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD/4x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:540/T2330/T2370/T2390/T5550/T7250
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Pentium T2000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:32427 / 33916 / 34445
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business/Small business / Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100