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Dell Inspiron M5030

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 reviews of Dell Inspiron M5030. 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. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and sound.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

battery, keyboard, reliability, sound, energy

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Inspiron M5030


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 really like the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good opinions. The touchpad and sound get critical opinions. There are mixed comments on the durability and portability.

price, performance, usability, screen, design

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

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May, 2018

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

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

Dell Inspiron IM5030-874B3D


Laptops don't come much more inexpensive than the Dell Inspiron IM5030-874B3D, but many of them come better equipped.

Low price. Attractive design. Large screen.

Below-average performance. No HDMI port.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (

Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D


Other than a tough-to-beat price tag, little stands out about the Dell Inspiron IM5030-3413B3D laptop.

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

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

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Oct, 2010

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 (

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

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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

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Cheap Dell



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

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (

Cheap Dell



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

Mar, 2013

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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

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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


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


Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 / AMD Radeon HD 4250 / No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4250


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):6
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.33
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Data

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


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Chipset:AMD M880G
Motherboard chipset:AMD M880G
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:P340 / P360 / V120 / V160
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD Athlon II / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD V
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:P340 / P360 / V120 / V160
Processor socket:Socket S1
Processor threads:2
System bus data transfer rate:3.6
System bus rate:3.6


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):9.64
Height (front):1.48
Height (front) (imperial):1.48
Height (rear):1.58
Height (rear) (imperial):1.58
Width (imperial):14.9