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Dell Inspiron M5030

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Dell Inspiron M5030. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the battery and portability are different, and there are some negative opinions about the keyboard and energy efficiency.

price, performance, usability, screen, design

durability, reliability, size, energy, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron M5030 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Dell Inspiron M5030 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the touchpad and sound. The durability and portability get mixed reviews.

price, performance, usability, screen, design

reliability, size, keyboard, sound, touchpad

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 15R M5030 N4010 N5010 Battery Charger AC Adapter 65WDell Inspiron 15R M5030 N4010 N5010 Battery Charger AC Adapter 65W

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Meghan McDonough (

Dell Inspiron 15 (M5030)


For about the same price as a netbook, the Inspiron 15 delivers a larger screen and plenty of oomph for basic computing.

Though the Inspiron 15 M5030 didn't shine in our benchmarks, we still found it adequate for everyday computing chores such as surfing the web, updating Facebook, and playing casual games. It's not often that a 15-inch notebook is priced as low as $350...

Jun, 2011

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Dell Inspiron IM5030-874B3D


Available for purchase at Best Buy, the Dell Inspiron IM5030-874B3D ($429.99 direct) bears the attention to design detail and functionality that typify all of Dell's laptops. But, in accordance with its price, you'll have to sacrifice a fair amount of...

Low price. Attractive design. Large screen

Below-average performance. No HDMI port

The Dell Inspiron IM5030-874B3D is a fine-looking laptop with a compelling price, but you can get more capabilities from other systems without having to shell out a lot more money.

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Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D


The Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D ($629.98 list), available at Staples, is an unremarkable desktop replacement laptop. It's bulky and heavy, with poor application performance, below average battery life, and a relatively sparse feature set. That said,...

Inexpensive desktop replacement. Bright, crisp display. Customizable, multitouch-gesture touchpad. No bloatware

Hulking frame. Poor application performance. Disappointing battery life. Bulky. No HDMI port

Other than a tough-to-beat price tag, little stands out about the Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D. For not much more, other laptops offer faster performance and come with better features.

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Dell Inspiron M5030 review


An attractive laptop with a great battery life makes this a portable option

Battery life ; Decent hard drive ; Connectivity

Washed-out screen ; Performance ; Keyboard

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Absolute garbage


This is by far the worst laptop I've ever owned. Received it as a gift for christmas from a relative and from the moment I opened it in 2010 it was awful.

None at all

Built extremely cheap and flimsy, terribly slow and laggy

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Fried Motherboard


The first one of these I received was DOA, and Newegg was an absolute doll in having it replaced within a week. However, they sent me a "new" laptop that had already had it's service tags registered somewhere in the Middle East. When I called Dell,...

Not a bad size, battery life, or interface

First copy was DOA ; Replacement had a dead wireless card that Dell thankfully covered under warranty. Served well for light internet use for awhile ; After 2.5 years, the motherboard up and died. Dell Support won't talk to me (due to the expired...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Cheap Dell



do not buy, very flimsy plastic body. Motherboard failure after 2 years

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Steve S. (

Cheap Dell



do not buy, very flimsy plastic body. Motherboard failure after 2 years

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Disappointed (

Touch Pad Frozen Not Working


Nothing out of the ordinary

Has a recurring problem with the touch pad locking up and making the laptop worthless. First time, Dell was helpful in fixing the problem as it was within the warranty, but now my laptop is just a few older than a tyear and they want to charge a...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Nautis Neff (

Good for price


I obtained this from a friend that isn't very tech savy. All I know is that within a month or so the HDD went bad. Not sure if he dropped it or if it was simply a bad Harddrive. Anyway I got it off of him for $50.00 and simply threw in another HDD, and...



May, 2012

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


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


Processor cache type:L2