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Dell Inspiron M501R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Dell Inspiron M501R. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the design and keyboard are overall positive. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. The reliability and size get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron M501R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron M501R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Dell Inspiron M501R 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. People really like the design and usability. The portability and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed comments on the reliability and durability.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron iM501R-1459MRB 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)Dell Inspiron iM501R-1459MRB 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB

 

The Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB is an affordable desktop replacement laptop featuring a Blu-ray drive and a nice display but its performance is sluggish at best.

Blu-ray drive. Big hard drive. Nice display.

Integrated graphics. Sluggish performance. Relatively short battery life.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB

 

Compared with other similarly-priced laptops, which have better speeds and battery scores, the Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB is no Easter egg.

Well thought-out design. Excellent keyboard. Soft mouse buttons. Large 500GB hard drive. HDMI and eSATA

Overpriced compared to its peers. Paltry battery scores. Bottom of the barrel performance scores.

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK

 

The Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK is a budget-minded mainstream laptop that offers more than just the essential features, but its performance is decidedly back of the pack for it class.

Inexpensive. Great-sounding audio. eSATA port. No pre-installed bloatware.

Poor performance. Heavy.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Dell Inspiron M501R Review

 

For a price of just under Rs 40k, the Inspiron M501 does offer good performance with its quad-core processor and latest-gen dedicated mobile graphics chipset. However, its poor battery life does spoil the �power-play party� in a big way. The Dell...

Good performance, HDMI and eSATA ports, Comfortable keyboard

Very poor battery life, Extremely shiny body

Feb, 2011

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Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Inspiron M501R AMD triple-core laptop

 

For $999, the Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15in laptop that's packed with useful features and lots of processing power for multitasking. It runs a 2.2GHz ...

Triple-core AMD CPU is great for multitasking, good graphics performance, can be used for gaming, comfortable keyboard and touchpad

Screen is very reflective, finish is too glossy and smooth, underwhelming battery life, only 100Mbps Ethernet

The Dell Inspiron M5010 is based on AMD's triple-core Phenom II N850 CPU and it's one of the great all-round 15.6in laptops on the Australian market. You can use it for office work, multimedia tasks and even gaming (although not for graphics-intensive...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Inspiron M501R 15.6in quad-core notebook

 

The Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15.6in AMD Phenom II quad-core laptop that's suitable as an everyday work machine, or even as a budget gaming rig. It has...

Quad-core CPU, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive

No digital TV tuner, very glossy, no Gigabit Ethernet

Dell's Inspiron M501R is a nice looking 15.6in notebook with a quad-core AMD Phenom II CPU and 6GB of RAM. It's a good performer that's suitable as a desktop replacement and even as an entry-level gaming machine. We just wish it wasn't so glossy and...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron M501R review

 

The Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15.6in AMD Phenom II quad-core laptop that's suitable as an everyday work machine, or even as a budget gaming rig. It has loads of CPU power, an above-average amount of RAM and a reasonably fast graphics card.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jayesh Shinde (pcworld.in)

Dell Inspiron M501R (AMD N850 2.2-GHz)

 

An AMD-based Inspiron laptop, the Dell Inspiron M501R bundles in good discrete graphics on a sub Rs. 40,000 laptop.

Very good build and design ; Excellent keyboard, touchpad ; Discrete graphics ; Nice feature set ; Face recognition software

AMD processor can't keep up with latest Intel Core processors ; Battery life could've been better

The Dell Inspiron M501R has a triple-core AMD Phenom II X3 processor, and offers a very good combination of features and looks, and dedicated graphics for a sub-Rs. 40,000 laptop.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Dell Inspiron M501R

 

The M501R is a capable desktop replacement as long as power is never far away at all.

Good processing performance ; Full number pad and cursor keys

Poorly placed USB ports ; Woeful battery life ; Design is too mixed

From a processing power perspective, the M501R delivers nicely, and if you were looking for a desktop replacement notebook and happened to like the style (which we didn't), it would suit perfectly. More so than many other desktop replacement notebooks...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Digit Laptops Vishal Mathur (digit.in)

Dell Inspiron M501R - An affordable quad-core laptop, with a catch! Review

 

For a price of just under Rs 40k, the Inspiron M501 does offer good performance with its quad-core processor and latest-gen dedicated mobile graphics chipset. However, its poor battery life does spoil the �power-play party� in a big way. The Dell...

Good performance ; HDMI and eSATA ports ; Comfortable keyboard

Very poor battery life ; Extremely shiny body

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000

Processor

Processor cache type:L2