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Dell Inspiron 5100 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Dell Inspiron 5100 Series. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and screen are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the battery. Many are less positive about the sound and energy efficiency.

performance, price, usability, screen, size

portability, reliability, design, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 5100 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 5100 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Inspiron 5100 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen.

screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: DELL INSPIRON 6400 15.4" LAPTOP SCREEN

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 5100 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 5100 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability. The screen is also appreciated. The reliability and design get critical views. Opinions are divided on the portability.

performance, screen, durability

design, reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop (Intel Pentium 4 CPU, Blue and Silver)Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop (Wide Screen with true life, Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080 at 1.73GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, 8X DVD +/- RW w/d

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Dell Inspiron 5100

 

The Inspiron 5100 delivers good performance, but its battery life could be better.

Jun, 2003
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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Dell Inspiron 5100 Notebook (Dell-5100RMU)

 

The Inspiron 5100 doesn't have the most inspired design we've seen, but it's a fine, relatively basic desktop replacement with good performance as its main attraction.

Jun, 2003

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 5100

 

Notebooks below $1,000 may grab your attention, but features can get a bit light. If you're willing to let the price float up a few hundred dollars, you'll get far more for your money. With the Dell Inspiron 5100 desktop replacement notebook ($1,456...

Expert review by: (zdnet.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 5100

 

Has an overheating issue that requires dust to be blown out of the heatsink every 2 weeks - 2 months depending on environment. Extreme heat caused DVD drive to fry, however once this was fixed, and the heating issue was resolved the lap top has worked...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

DELL INSPIRON 5100

 

Dell's new Inspiron 5100 delivers a truckload of performance thanks to a 2.8GHz P4 processor, which even managed to outscore the 3GHz Hi-Grade we tested this month.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by: (zdnet.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 5100: It's fast and it lasts

 

Home and small business users requiring a well-designed mainstream notebook with excellent performance and reasonable battery life will like the desktop Pentium 4-based Inspiron 5100.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: AirTraffic (shopzilla.com)

It's a Dell.

 

Fast! Excellent sxga+ screen. Easy to set up.

A tad heavy.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: winkie (shopzilla.com)

Inspiron review

 

powerful, fast

heavy, unreliable, horrible produv=ct support

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: vultox (zdnet.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 5100

 

i have an offer for a trade for my deskpt for a laptop.... one person is trading a compaq presario v2000 running at 1.4ghz 512 mb DDR ram 14.1" wide screen and another person is offering me the Dell Inspiron 5100 2.4ghz 512 mb DDR ram 15.0" screen.....

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: NorfolkBroad (zdnet.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 5100

 

Bought my 5150 secondhand (it was just over a year old at the time) It has always overheated even when on a hard surface - but on one occasion when I had it on my lap it heated up so much in 10 minutes that it burnt my leg - I still have a scorch mark...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

If you're a looking for a notebook for digital media and office productivity applications in a wireless network or small networked environment, then the Dell Inspiron 5100 is for you. The Inspiron 5100 combines the power of Intel Pentium 4 processors in a notebook design to perform everyday computing tasks when and where you like. With features like a modem, a network adapter for network and broadband access, and an optional internal wireless solution, the Inspiron 5100 can keep you connected.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:1.8in
Weight:7.3lbs
Width:13in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:5100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Moonlight silver

Modem

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

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:256MB/384MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
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