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Dell Inspiron M501R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Dell Inspiron M501R. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and keyboard are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and reliability get mixed views. There are some critical opinions about the battery.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Dell Inspiron M501R from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and keyboard also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and durability.

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78% of the reviews on 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 M501R Phenom II X3 N850 2.2GHz Triple-Core Porcessor 4GB 500GB DVD±RW 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium with Webcam & 6-Cell (Black)

Nov, 2015

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Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB


The M501R-1748MRB's 15.6-inch display has a 1,366-by-768 resolution and as such can display high definition content at 720p. The screen's glossy coating is somewhat reflective, but it delivers vibrant colors and good off-angle viewing, making it a nice...

Blu-ray drive. Big hard drive. Nice display

Integrated graphics. Sluggish performance. Relatively short battery life

The Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB is an affordable desktop replacement laptop based on AMD's Vision Premium technology. Its performance and battery life are subpar, but the addition of a Blu-ray drive lets you view HD movies on its bright LED backlit...

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Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB


Whether it's a $1,000 or a $600 Inspiron, there's no variation in the 15.6-inch widescreen. Brightness levels are similar to those of the Sony EB33FM/BJ and Acer AS5745, and they all carry a maximum 1,366-by-768 resolution. A budget laptop, like the...

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

The Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB is the most sluggish and battery-inefficient laptop in its group, yet it costs more.


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Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK


With a sub-$600 price tag, the Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK ($599.99 list) would be a winning entry-level 15.6-inch laptop if it weren't for its lackluster performance. The iM501R-13230BK, available at Staples, has all the essentials that you should...

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

Poor performance. Heavy

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

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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


Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Vishal Mathur (

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


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

Good performance ; HDMI and eSATA ports ; Comfortable keyboard

Very poor battery life ; Extremely shiny body

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / RADEON MOBILITY HD550V


Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:M880G / RS880M / Unknown
Processor:ATHLON II / Phenom II X3 / Turion II
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:N870 / P320 / P360 / P520