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Dell Inspiron 2650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard. The screen is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the usability, and many are less positive about the battery and portability.

performance, screen, keyboard

value for money, energy, build quality, portability, battery

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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 41 reviews)

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Dell Inspiron 2650

 

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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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Not happy

 

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

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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

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

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:1.5in
Weight:7.3lbs
Width:12.9in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:2650
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz

Modem

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

Networking

Type: None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x
Type:CD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Pentium 4-M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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