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Dell Inspiron N5040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Dell Inspiron N5040. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the touchpad and reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, screen

durability, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron N5040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron N5040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Dell Inspiron N5040 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and price. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Views about the battery and keyboard are mixed. The reliability and durability get critical views.

usability, performance, portability, price, design

durability, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD±RW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD±RW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron N5040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Dell Inspiron N5040 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and performance are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the portability.

usability, price, performance, screen

portability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: philiowa (asda.com)

Great Product

 

I have only had this for a couple of weeks but im very happy with the purchase. The laptop is fast, it can run my high end music production software with ease and the screen is great for watching movies. for the price this feels like a good bit of kit!

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: chettan (asda.com)

Value for Money

 

This machine is fast and easy to use,and I m glad I bought it for my wife as a present.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Alison (argos.co.uk)

Great wee laptop

 

Bought this laptop for my 17 year old son, it does his needs just fine. Battery life not that great, but what laptop has? Am happy with the choice I made and so is he.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: lyndsay (argos.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron N5040 4GB 1TB 15.6 Inch Laptop

 

a great product and a good price would reccomend dell AND argos

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Dot (argos.co.uk)

Excellent for the price

 

Brought to replace our last laptop which after 8 years was on its way out. Ordered online, collected same day, so easy to set up and use, should of replaced old one years ago. Before this purchase we were thinking of getting fibre optic broadband but...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Alison (argos.co.uk)

Good Laptop

 

Easy to get set up and started. Suits my family needs and looks smart.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Andy (argos.co.uk)

Great purhase

 

got this for my partner; easy to set up (wifi). good clear screen and fast output to say on wireless set, best purchase and a really sound piece of kit.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Les (argos.co.uk)

Great value for the price

 

I bought this as a replacement for an ageing desktop PC and it has been a very satisfactory purchase. The keyboard feels a little "plasticy" but this is only a minor point.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Podlypiper (argos.co.uk)

Delighted

 

This is my first ever computer. I have always been terrified of getting one due to my lack of IT knowledge. However, whilst it is still very early days for me and I have lots to learn - both from purchased books and from paying for tuition; I am...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Annette (argos.co.uk)

I am so pleased

 

I have now had this Dell Inspiron laptop for just over a week and I am really impressed with the fast performance and functionality. It has a good size screen which is really clear and so easy to use. I would highly recommend it!

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 7 Home Premium
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500MHD / INTEL HD GPU / Intel ® HD GPU

Graphics

Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GM / HM55 / HM57 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I3 / Core™ i3 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor cache type:L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-2330M / I3-370M / I3-380M / P6200
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:31 / 37.5

Security

Password protection: Yes