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Dell Inspiron 9300 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews of Dell Inspiron 9300 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad and connectivity.

performance, screen, usability, design, durability

battery, portability, connectivity, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron 9300 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 9300 Series


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 products in the same category on People really like the size and image quality. The usability and screen are also appreciated, but views about the price and reliability are mixed. There are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and durability.

performance, screen, usability, image quality, size

portability, durability, energy

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 Inspiron Duo 10.1 inch Touchscreen Netbook (Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz, RAM 2GB, HDD 320GB WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

Sep, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 9300 Series


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 9300 Series from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The sound and usability also get good views, whereas there are some critical reviews about the portability.

price, usability, sound, durability, screen


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Genuine Dell Inspiron Duo WMFD4 Audio Charging Docking Station Platform Pedestal Base, Compatible Dell Part/Model Numbers: FCFGJ, 331-1339, TransformsGenuine Dell Inspiron Duo WMFD4 Audio Charging Docking Station Platform Pedestal Base, Compatible Dell Part/Model Numbers: FCFGJ, 331-1339, Transforms

Sep, 2018

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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 pl...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

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

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: Dell Inspiron Duo


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

320GB hard drive is bigger than my laptop’s. Flipping system works well, feels sturdy. Dell Stage custom launcher app loads automatically in tablet mode, makes Windows a bit more useful as a slate. Duo Audio Station (0 more) adds much-improved audio...

Tediously slow all around; get used to a lot of waiting. Screen is hideous. Too heavy for regular, table-free use

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Inspiron Duo


Though it sports one of the most innovative designs we've seen in a while, the Dell Inspiron Duo lacks the necessary touch responsiveness and completely misses as a netbook.

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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Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

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.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Brian Bennett and Stephanie Bru (

Dell Inspiron 9300 review: Dell Inspiron 9300


Dell Inspiron 9300

17-inch wide-screen display; very good performance with games and 2D business applications; comparatively lightweight; quality speakers; runs Windows XP Media Center; features double-layer DVD burner.

TV tuner is external; unlike some other multimedia systems, can't play audio or video without booting up; many user complaints about WUXGA resolution.

The Dell Inspiron 9300 packs advanced multimedia features and blazing performance for gaming and home or business applications.

May, 2005

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Inspiron 9300


The Dell Inspiron 9300 is the company's first Media Center Edition notebook, and it's a fine effort.

Great-looking screen. Blistering graphics. Very good battery life given the size.

TV tuner is external and optional.

All told, the Dell Inspiron 9300 is a very good system if you're a multimedia fanatic, a DVR junkie, or a part-time gamer. Just be sure to opt for the TV tuner.

Apr, 2005

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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.

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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...

Dec, 2010

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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

Mar, 2005

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 system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:29
Battery capacity (Watt hours):29
Battery life (max):3.95 / 4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4
Run Time (Up To):3.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Form Factor:Convertible (Ferris Wheel)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:29 / 30


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


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


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Networking features:WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Graphics:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Weight:3.39 / 3.4
Weight (imperial):3.39
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC adapter power:29 / 30


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10 Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.86GHz
Conflict Free processor:Y
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:17 / 176
Processing die size:87
Processor:N550 / N570
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.66
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:N550 / N570
Processor Number:730/750
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):8.5
Type:Pentium M

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:50154 / 55637
Processor package size:22 x 22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


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


Cable lock slot: No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):7.66
Height (front):1.03
Height (front) (imperial):1.03
Height (rear):1.13
Height (rear) (imperial):1.13
Width (imperial):11.2