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Dell Inspiron 2650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Dell Inspiron 2650. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the portability and reliability.

performance, usability, screen, keyboard

price, energy, durability, reliability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 2650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Dell Inspiron 2650


A well-priced notebook, but it lacks extra features.

Jun, 2002

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Dell Inspiron 2650


Dell has two notebook lines addressing the need for value in a still-soft economy: the Dell SmartStep 100N, a single-configuration, our-way-or-the-highway, 1.06-GHz Celeron unit selling for $899, and the configurable Inspiron 2600 series of PIII and...

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Dell - Inspiron 2650


Dell has pitched the Inspiron 2650 as a mid-range system that will appeal to small businesses and home buyers. There are various versions on offer, with ex-VAT pricing starting at under £1,000, but all are based ...

The new Dell Inspiron 2650 offers a good all-round specification for the price, coupled with reasonable overall build quality and ergonomics. Its size and weight make it unsuitable for the frequent traveller, but it's certainly worth consideration by...

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: MAVE2124 (

Power Cord for Inspiron 8200


It shipped extremely fast. I received it within 2 days! It was easy to find and order on website. You always worry you won't find good support or part/accessories for older items

I am worried that the power cord won't last that long, 2 years or less. This product has a bad reputation, as most are forced to keep replacing the cord because it is cheaper and less of a headache than getting a brad new laptop

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: hopensms (

Horrible Product


When it actually works it is fine

I have had to replace my adapter three times in a year and a half. The product is way too expensive to be of such poor quality. I have actually had the wires on the adapter start sparking. I am in school so I don't really have the money to keep...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Avianwitch (

AC Adapter


Works well when stationary

Power was interrupted many times if lap top was moved. Wire insulation poor - I found this out when on a business trip and the cord got kinked - no power to unit, therefore I ran off of battery power until I got that nice little message that warns you...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: nucpanos (

used for over 5 years


used for over 5yrs with no prob till now. the cord insulation broke close to the adapter. electrical tape didn't hold. time for a new one for another 5 yrs. not that heavy at all

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: skedar1228 (

Not worth it


It works well when it actually works

Like everyone else has already said- the wire is weak and it'll break easily. I had a 4 year warranty and so the replacement for the adapters was free for me, which was especially a good thing since I had to have the adapter replaced about 6-7 times in...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Not happy


This is the third power cable I have had to get- Connection is weak- Costs too much to have to keep replacing

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: ExperiencedNotebookUser (

Aweful Charger


Don't buy it.. I've been using Dell products for a long time, this is just very poor - Dell's newer notebook lineups have much better chargers, the old inspirons are outdated and so are its chargers, time to move on.

It does it's job, as long as you don't lug it around too much it will last for a decent amount of time

Breaks easily (connection became weak) then finally broke

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The Dell Inspiron 2650 is a highly affordable notebook. It's specifically designed for the mainstream business and home user, offering the latest mobile processing technology with great features in a light and easy-to-use portable design. The Dell Inspiron 2650 is ideal for efficient and productive working in today's everyday business and multimedia applications. Packed with the latest features in a thin and light design, the Inspiron 2650 comes with a choice of processors, a choice of high quality displays, and a choice of high performance graphics cards.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Type: None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Type:Pentium 4-M


Installed Size:128MB
Max Supported Size:512MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce2 Go 100