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Dell Inspiron N5040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Dell Inspiron N5040. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and portability are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen


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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Dell Inspiron N5040 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably.

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83% of the reviews on 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, 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)Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch Laptop (Black) (Intel Pentium P6200 2.13GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD±RW, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

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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.

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Dell Inspiron N5040 4GB 1TB 15.6 Inch Laptop


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


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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...

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Good Laptop


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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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!

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Lot of problems


Sound has gone from several programmes

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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...

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


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


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


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