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Dell Inspiron 9300 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 reviews of Dell Inspiron 9300 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and keyboard are overall positive. The usability and design also get good opinions. There are mixed comments on the price and portability, and some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad.

screen, design, usability, keyboard, size

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 9300 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 9300 Series from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the sound and usability. The battery and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the portability.

screen, performance, battery, usability, sound


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron Duo 10.1 inch Touchscreen Netbook (Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz, RAM 2GB, HDD 320GB WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackDell Audio Station for Dell Inspiron Duo

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Review Dell Inspiron duo Convertible Netbook/Tablet


Innovative. The well thought-out screen-flip design of the Inspir

Stylish Design and Nice Feel; Refined Screen-Flip Concept; Broadcom CrystalHD Decoder; Clearly Labeled Keyboard; Optional Accessories; Comfortable to Use

Few Accessories Included; Poor Display Quality; Glossy Screen; Short Battery Life; Limited Potential for Upgrades (7mm HDD); Few Ports; Slow Dell duo Stage UI (Tablet Interface); High Entry-Level Price

Convertibles with a 10" screen but a different conversion mechanism. Also, various Netbooks with an Intel Atom N550 processor (e.g. Samsung NF310), but also straightforward tablets like the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Archos 101 Tablet.

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Dell Inspiron Duo (Black)


The flip screen implementation is an original and refreshing take on the convertible tablet, but the Dell Inspiron Duo underwhelms when it comes to features and tablet performance.

Clever and refreshing take on convertible tablet design. High resolution screen. Excellent keyboard and mouse button combination. Sturdy netbook. 2GB of DDR3 memory included. Fast-spinning hard drive

Bare-bones feature set. Battery is small and not user-removable. Poor battery life. Touch performance is sluggish. Components can't handle Windows 7 Home Premium. Cluttered with 3rd party and proprietary software


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Dell Inspiron Duo Is Indifference Times Two


What is the Dell Inspiron Duo? Cut through the mystery and you will find - sorry to burst your bubble - a Windows netbook with a rotating touchscreen.

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Dell Inspiron Duo


The flip screen implementation is an original and refreshing take on the convertible tablet, but the Dell Inspiron Duo completely ignored the part about features and tablet performance.

Innovative convertible tablet design. High-resolution screen. Excellent keyboard and mouse button combination. Sturdy netbook. 2GB of DDR3 memory included. Fast-spinning hard drive

Bare-bones feature set. Small, non-removable battery. Poor battery life. Touch functionality is flawed and sluggish. Components are not equipped to handle Windows 7 Home Premium. Cluttered with third-party and proprietary software

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Dell Inspiron Duo


A cool flip-hinge design can't compensate for sluggish touch software and poor battery life.

While the gorgeous rubberized chassis and responsive touchscreen make the Inspiron Duo seem compelling, its short battery life, sluggish touch software, mediocre media playback, and lack of ports make it a tough sell. For much less than the Duo's $549...

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Dell Inspiron Duo review


When Dell first demoed the Inspiron Duo and its vertically rotating screen on stage at IDF in September, our mouths nearly hit the floor. It looked like a plain old netbook until its 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen did a magical backflip and folded...

Innovative vertical rotating screen design ; Extremely sturdy build ; Great chiclet keyboard

Terrible viewing angles ; Less than 3.5 hours of battery life ; Software layer is incredibly sluggish

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Dell Inspiron 9300


Expensive, full-featured entertainment notebook could be more powerful.

Conveniently designed with lots of ports

Doesn't have a built-in TV tuner

This beautiful 17-inch wide screen has fun-to-use media buttons, but you can find better-sounding entertainment notebooks; and for the money, we'd have like to get a TV tuner built-in.

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Dell Inspiron 9300


Affordable, portable multimedia juggernaut.

Stunning speed Very good battery life• Sleek, portable design• Direct access to media files

Small multimedia buttons Not the best graphics

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Dell Inspiron 9300 Review (pics, specs)


The Inspiron 9300 is Dells flagship desktop replacement notebook computer. Sporting a choice of two 17 widescreen displays, it is aimed at buyers who desire power and value over ultimate mobility. Dell took a very different approach with this desktop...

Large, bright, sharp, saturated screen. Fans never become loud Exceptional battery life for such a large laptop (5+ hours possible with 9-cell battery) DVI port that supports ultra high resolution displays Sturdy with no flex

Fans don't turn off Fit and finish not perfect Room for a much larger keyboard

This is the right laptop for someone who needs the best multimedia performance and biggest screen while still retaining some portability. Pros: Large, bright, sharp, saturated screen.

Editor's Choice!

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Dell Dimension 9100


The Dimension 9100 has a white and silver BTX case, with the case door on the opposite side from what you're likely accustomed to, especially if you were working in an older ATX case, which is likely. BTX is the new industry standard for motherboards...

Quiet BTX design. Easy to open and service. Bright 20-inch widescreen LCD. Media card reader. Dual-core power for multitasking

Limited internal drive expansion. No HDTV tuner. Could use a wireless keyboard and mouse

If you crave an upgrade from that 2- to 3-year-old midrange system sitting on your desk, the Dimension 9100 can take the home media hobbyist to the next level.

Product Specifications

Movies, music, photos, e-mail, video, games - do it all with the uncompromised multimedia power of the Inspiron 9300. Complete with a massive 17-inch display, the 9300 offers amazing performance whether you're using it to stay productive, stay entertained, or both. The Inspiron 9300 boasts up to 2.13GHz of processing power, thanks to the Intel Pentium M 700-series processors, specially designed to deliver outstanding mobile performance. And, it comes equipped with Microsoft Windows XP, designed to maximize compatibility and performance for all your essential applications. Create documents and spreadsheets, send e-mail, surf the Web and more - all with ease and reliability. A high-powered processor, up to 2GB of Dual Channel memory, a 17-inch widescreen display, integrated stereo sound with a built-in subwoofer and up to 100GB of storage capacity means you can get more out of entertainment. Power, storage and speed mean an intense audio/visual experience. Watch DVDs and videos, listen to your favorite songs, organize and edit digital photos, and more - the Inspiron 9300 has power to spare, making it the perfect PC for anyone looking to push their notebook experience to the next level. The Inspiron 9300 comes ready for wireless Internet access and offers a variety of wireless upgrades. Connect it to an existing account, or start a new one and discover the advantages of high-speed and wireless Internet access. Surf, shop and play games online. Download music and streaming video right to your PC. Stay connected and keep in-touch with friends and family around the world - send e-mail, photos and more. Genuine Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 allows you to take total control of your multimedia. With easy photo and video editing/organizing, access to online content providers, seamless optional TV tuner integration, DVD and CD playing and more, Media Center lets you turn your notebook into a complete entertainment solution.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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


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

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz
Processor Number:730/750
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X300