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Dell Inspiron 1564

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the screen and usability are generally positive. The value for money and design also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the sound and energy efficiency, and there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, design, value for money, usability, screen

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 1564 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 140 reviews)

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Dell Inspiron 15 (1564)


I like a lot of Dell's newer laptops, and I had hoped to like the company's newly Core i5-enhanced Inspiron 15 (1564 variant). This model has a lush widescreen and isn't too big, and the glossy shell looks nearly as good as the Apple aesthetic it apes....

Great big widescreen to work on ; Power to spare for most tasks

Missing video connections ; Offset keyboard with a too-small number pad

There's no denying that the 1564 has a lot of power--but with so few ports on this laptop, how are you going to make use of it?

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Dell Inspiron i1564-6980CRD


Simple, straightforward design.

Minimal port assortment; 802.11g wireless; no Bluetooth; glossy plastic chassis.

The Dell Inspiron i1564-6980CRD is a good, but basic, laptop.

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Dell Inspiron 1564


The recurring theme for mainstream laptops, especially if they're Intel based, is the guts from last year are being replaced with new ones this year. Looking at the Dell Inspiron 1564 ($879 direct, E-value code: DNDOV33) seems like déjà vu all over...

Powered by a Core i5 processor. Midrange ATI graphics card for games. Speedy laptop. Excellent typing and navigating experience. Adjacent numeric keypad

Lackluster battery life. No ExpressCard slot

The Dell Inspiron 1564 is a mainstream laptop designed with speed in mind, thus giving battery life the cold shoulder.



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Dell Inspiron 15 (1564 with Core i5 540M Processor) Notebook Review


The new Dell Inspiron 15 was one of the best notebooks I've used, it's certainly not something you'd recommend for size and weight but take a look, this could be the one for you!

It's a good notebook. Powerful processor, great screen, great audio, comes with optical drive and whatever else needed for productivity.

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"At least it's nice looking"


Bought this laptop almost a month ago. I work from home and need a laptop that can handle usage 10-12 hrs a day. This runs hot. It can't keep up with my 3 year old Toshiba. Planning on taking it back before the 30 day return expires.

Sleek look and light weight.

Doesn't have any more power than my outdated laptop. The mouse is either moves too fast or doesn't move at all. Fan runs quite a bit.

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Dell Inspiron 15 (1564)


I bought this at Carrefour in Abu Dhabi. Within one year my hard drive crashed but when I entered my service code the site said my warranty was expired (Carrefour was supposed to have given me full international warranty). I changed it myself. Recently...

Big ScreenGood SoundFast Processor

Very poor keyboard (mine failed just after warranty)Poor mousepad -- really difficult to work with a mousepad I had to buy an expensive mouse

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Dell Inspiron 15 (1564)


My wife is a former tier 2 computer consultant and I have been working with computers for 25 yrs. Neither of us could get this machine to perform. When we called Dell's "service" center in Bombay, we got the run around for 2 hrs. We are shipping it...

It makes a good door stop

Where should I start. The software is terrible. We loaded the printer driver 3 times however this machine continued to drop it. It magically loads things like an icon dock that I neither wanted nor added; an auto-back up software kept coming on every...

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"Great Laptop for the price"


This is an affordable solid laptop for much less than many with the same configuration.

Got mine with a Zune HD for under $650

- No blu-ray

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"Mainstream computer at a budget price."


The computer has many comparable features of an overpriced mainstream laptop, but at a price <$600.

1. Great Screen

1. No Blue-Ray

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"gets the job done"


If you are a casual user needing a laptop for basic use this is the perfect computer for you. All of the problems with it are minor and can be easily adjusted to. In short it will get the job done.

1. Big screen nice for videos

1. Speakers are on the bottom and it really muffles the sound

Product Specifications

Fun just got a better look. The Inspiron 15 laptop is more refined - from its streamlined thin and light design down to its powerful features. The Inspiron 15 has a better look that is sure to please the eye. The sleek design of the Inspiron 15 is slimmer and lighter than its predecessors. It's easy to take with you wherever you go.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard




Type: None


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I3-330M
Type:Core i3


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 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:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics