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Dell Inspiron N5040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 reviews of Dell Inspiron N5040. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The price and performance are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

usability, performance, price, portability, screen

durability, energy, 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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Review analysis

(Based on 347 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron N5040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 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. People really like the size and price. The portability and performance also get good reviews. Views about the battery and keyboard are mixed. The reliability and durability get less positive comments.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

durability, reliability

86% 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, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron N5040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Dell Inspiron N5040 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and performance. The price and screen also get good views, whereas there are some less positive comments about the portability and durability.

usability, screen, price, performance, design

durability, portability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New 15.6" LED Screen for Dell Inspiron N5040 Laptop HD Glossy LCDDell Dw1501 Pci-e Wireless Wlan Card Broadcom 4313 Bcm94313hmg2l Dw1501 Half Hight 802.11nDELL DW1520 BCM4322 Wireless AGN Half MINI PCI-E Broadcom BCM94322HMS WIFI Card 802.11a/b/g/n 300 Mbps

Mar, 2015

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
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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

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

Lot of problems

 

Sound has gone from several programmes

Sep, 2012

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

Pleasing and workmanlike machine

 

Bright and effective packaging. Easy to set up following guide supplied, though more detail of subsequent operation might have been helpful (more literature on regulations than on use). Commendably bright and clear screen; control of brightness and...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

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
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: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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GM / HM55 / HM57 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / Core™ i3 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2330M / I3-370M / I3-380M / P6200
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