Written on: 06/04/2012
Bought Nov 2008. Great to start with but battery has been dead for last 2 years. New ones very expensive so I just use mains. System gets hot and crashes occassionally. Issues starting to creep in with loading. At time of writing I've been trying for over an hour to boot the thing up! Seriously thinking of getting all my stuff off this laptop and putting it onto a Samsung, which my family have. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2010 by KingBattery (1 review written)
Hi, I am Michael John,and i have purchase a dell Inspirion 1525 Laptop on Aug,2009, and the laptop is so well,but i am so sorry that the dell 1525 laptop battery is not so good, so i must buy a new dell 1525 battery for my new dell 1525 laptop,and we seach the battery from google.co.uk, and we find a website http://www.kingbattery.co.uk, and the price is so good,so i purchase a new dell 1525 laptop battery from this website,
I am happy that i feel the dell laptop is well. (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010
The Inspiron 1525 is THE WORST laptop I've ever had the misfortune of being screwed out of my hard earned money for. Nothing by misery from day one - The wireless card was never compatible with Windows apparently and things just went down hill from there. I replaced the keyboard whilst still under warranty but it crashes regularly despite being kept up to date with anti virus and windows updates etc and I've never installed anything untoward on it. To summarise - THE WORST LAPTOP IN THE... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010
As a teenager I mainly use my laptop for school work and social networking sites and this laptop has been very good in doing all of that. The hardrive did break after a year but Dell replaced it free of charge :) . The computer also has enough memory for the Sims 2 plus 4 expansion packs which is an added bonus. And after 18months of pretty much constant use the battery life is still pretty good. Overall a great laptop for the price. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010 by nigelashley (4 reviews written)
I got this "Free" with AOL broadband/phone deal. However after about 18 months I unplugged it from the power and it went off. Put it back on charge, for a while, same thing again. Bough new power supply £40 Maplins, same problem. Found problem is power socket centre pin, put 1cm very thin wire inside centre hole, bent over to an L shape, suddenly charging works fine. However original battery is worn out. Bought new battery (not Dell original much cheaper, better capacity ones out there if... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2010
Had this laptop for 18 mths. Not a sniff of a problem.
Dell allows you to customise which I did, increasing the ram and processor. Programmes load fast. Much better than my previous Toshiba Satellite, which needed to be sent back after 3 months, due to cooling probs.
I'm very pleased with this laptop and would recommend another to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2010 by animatrix (3 reviews written)
I owned a Dell Inspiron 1525 before and I had good experience with it.Rarely freeze,good performance,bright screen but decent battery.It's broken down after 2 year and I gave it to my brother.A good laptop at all (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2010 by mbimad1011 (15 reviews written)
Good business based latop.I had the dell6400 laptop..still going...used now as back up.The 1525 has been faultless to date and would recommend the inspiron series to any small business user.
if i had to be picky the screen seems a little too easily moved when picking up the latop. (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2010 by ualghamdi (6 reviews written)
THE SLOWEST IN THE WORLD AND IT WAS BAD EXPERIENCE WITH DELL (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2010
so many different problems over a short period of, me and my brother both got the same laptop as it was the cheapest one at the time, so far my hard drive has blown because of the wiring, it has power problems which means it can turn off at any time unexpectedly making me scared to do work just incase i loose it, my brothers laptop however this laptop does not recognise the battery at all, and the laptop appears to think the delete button is pressed down constanly making it delete anything... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2010
Good laptop great value for money, i would recomend this to family and freinds because it is very easy to use and loads all programs very quickly however it's battery life is not the best. (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2010
after just 13 months both of my dell inspiron 1525 laptops are falling to bits - they are;
- not shutting down
- then shutting down when i am in the middle of work (fully charged)
- sound board is lifting
- keys a falling off
- keyboard is lifting
- one has had a new hard-driver and now asking for another one and now so is the other.....the list goes on
I have tried taking this up with dell and they have refused point balnk to help me! their customer service is... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2009
Ok, well I have had two of these machines, the first one Dell Sent me had 3 new hard drives, 3 new motherboards, 1 new set of speakers, 1 new keyboard and each repair (repaired 5 times!), i never abused the machine, all it ever did was sit on my desk, then I had enough so on Dell Support after 2 hours and alot of moaning they sent me a new replacement. 9 Months down the line with this NEW model of the 1525 the machine is freezing, blue screens of death, crashing and overheating. Sent it back... (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2009 by dannygordon (8 reviews written)
I only ever used this laptop for about one month before my Aunt became the sole user. The get straight in there, the battery life is, well, its absolutely awful, would last say, 1hr fully charged, just browsing the internet and chatting on MSN. However, i must admit, the touch pad and keyboard is fantastic, much better than my Acer. The processor on the Dell is "faster" but my Acer appears alot faster, maybe it utilizes the hardware alot better. For about £400, i think i would with... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2009
DELL INSPIRON 1525 I GENERAL I GUESS IS A GOOD LAPTOP FOR PEOPLE WHO DONT WANT TO PLAY GAMES OR DO MANY THINGS.ITS ALMOST A NORMAL LAPTOP AND I HAVE BEEN USING THIS LAPTOP FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW AND IT IS EASY,NOT THAT POWERFUL NOT THAT GOOD GRAPHICS BUT I LIKE.IT ALSO HAS IT OWN PROBLEMS BUT NOTHING THAT CCANT BE FIXED.I LIKE THIS LAPTOP (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2009
Bought the Inspiron 1525 for my daughter for internet, homework and to play simms games. will not load the games, dont know much about computers so unable to do anything about it. also battery life is horendous and has to be permanently plugged in, otherwise ok (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2009
well, i've bought this Dell Inspiron 1525 only 2 days ago, but i had some experience from my sister's dell inspiron 6400 which resembles to a large extent the inspiron 1525...
i think from my experience that 1525 has very strong keypads(better of course than hp) and it has very modern look not found in other dell models. It is quite great and the only thing that can bother is the sound, but just a pair of subs can fix it for sure. I will write here my review after somewhile to get sure... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009
well, the dell inspireon 1525 is a very good laptop, in general. The graphics card is not very good, so I wouldn't recommend this laptop for gamers. But the battery is fairly good and I personally don't think the fan is that loud, So, overall, this laptop is very good for the money you pay. The best part is that it can be customised to meet your specifcations. I recomend this for studying and working. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009 by panther01 (1 review written)
This laptop is shockingly bad. About a month after purchase we first had problems with it. First it was the CD drive and memory card slot not working. Since then we have had numerous problems with it. It is also very slow, in fact my 8 year old computer (not a Dell!) is faster. Now after the waranty has run out the laptop is barely useable. The battery life is awful. Beware of this laptop, I certainly wouldn't purchase another Dell computer again. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2009 by Cameron Sheppard (1 review written)
The Dell Inspiron 1525 has Bluetooth. Blu-Ray Optical Which You Will Not Get In Many Other Laptop. Webcam Again You Would Have to Choose Weather To Have The Webcam Or Blu-Ray You Can't Have Both
Well I Dislike The Crashes And a Few Errors On It And Mouse Is Jumpy, What I Do Like About It You Can Either Get Blu-ray Which You Can't get In Any Other Laptops Or Desktops Not That Have Heard Of. Next We Have a Webcam Again You Weather To Have Webcam Or Blu-Ray You Can't Both.
I Would Rate This... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2009
Dell Inspiron 1525 is not a bad laptop, but my wireless card's performance is mediocre. Does anyone else have this problem with the 1525? (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009 by RossMacDon
This Dell Inspiron 1525 should not be purchased. Blunt, I Know. The machine is built to a very low budget which shows in its plastic feel. Yet for me, as an inspiron owner, my frustration is more with dell as a company than the machine itself. The Computer is incredibly loud, give it one month and you will notice significant slowing of the machine and a plethora of physical and software faults.
My machine now only functions with the internet in safe mode, for this dell want sixty pounds to... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2009
I bought a pink Inspiron 1525 for my daughter, her first laptop. Looks great but discovered within hours that it wouldn't download from the internet. To cut a long story short I've had to spend a whole day onto DELL software support [don't know what that cost yet] + pay a £57 'software support charge' to correct what the tech rep said was corrupt software [on a product straight out of the box??]. Machine works now, but never again. As for DELL customer services...... "terms and conditions"... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2009 by tomklopper
The DELL 1525 has all the features I required of late and the technology is tops. The sound system could be better but I guess external speakers would solve that at very little cost. Delivery was quick and after hours service really good. I had no problems with my laptop to date and would recommend that to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2009
I bought my Inspiron 1525 nearly a year ago (with Vista home Premium software), and can honestly say that it is by far the best computer for home use I ever had. The keys are easily visible even in poor light, and the general layout is excellent.
Excellent value, truly great. And should the need ever arise for servicing - no intermediaries, all taken care of directly by Dell. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2009
The battery could be better and webcam could be better and i have had mine over a month and somtimes its switches its self off and sometime the keys on the keyboard doesn't work! i would not recomand this laptop because its not very good. (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2008
I just received this laptop a few days ago and I think it's great!
It's fast, easy to use and the fan is much quieter than my old laptop.
The battery last a good couple of hours and I would recommend this laptop to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2008 by lovelondon7 (1 review written)
I previously had a Dell Dimension (desktop) and was generally happy with it, but it was 5 years old and time to move on. I wanted a laptop to get rid of all the clutter that comes with a desktop, though against my instincts I went with Dell again... and am kicking myself for it now. Yes, the desktop was fine, but Dell's customer service--and I use that term loosely--is so horrible that I swore I'd never buy another. Yet here I am.
The Inspiron is just okay. Generally it works fine and speed... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2008 by jasperw (4 reviews written)
I bought an Inspiron 1525 which arrived quickly and without any issues. However I use the laptop for work when abroad. If I'm just editing a Word doc or Spreadsheet it's absolutely fine.
The DVD player is fine but the speakers are poor so you'll need separate speakers or headphones. Cheap and cheerful/good back up but you probably need to upgrade to something more powerful if you plan on doing a lot of work. (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2008
Easy to use, love the fact you can customise it! Looks great and is really light and easy to carry, ans also quite slim. Webcam could be better, battery isnt too good but I have it plugged in most of the time so its not a problem, keyboard feels a bit cheap. Well recommend Dell Inspiron 1525. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2008
The Dell Inspiron 1525 is a really consumer friendly laptop. It has a low price for great features. Even the lowest grade one is good! We got the basic one, and the only thing we added was a DVD writer. Even with only 1 GB of RAM it is good. It does get slow sometimes, but consider Vista likes more RAM than 1 GB and that it is an Intel Celeron processor and it is awesome. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008
I am quite satisfied with my Inspiron 1525.
Its not exactly a gaming laptop - more of a working thingy so the graphics card really sux, but when ur into gaming you shouldnt be buying this one anyways.
What annoys me sometimes is that the dvd drive opens randomly, I dont think thats a general problem though, and it doesnt happen very often either.
No other problems so far.
I can recommend this Dell Inspiron 1525. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008
The fan comes on continually, even when in Hibernate, and it is very loud. Dell tricked me into sending it for repair, didn't repair it, and then said it was too late to return it. After 5 hours on the phone, they sent me a new one - as noisy as the first and the wireless card was defective besides.
I've always had a Dell, but the customer service yhas been unhelpful I have found. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2008 by lindsaywiedenkeller
I can't get any of my media (Youtube, iTunes, Myspace, Facebook, etc) to load. Is anyone else having this problem? My laptop is a few weeks old and it is quite frustrating! Not very satisfied! Therefore I do not recommend Dell Inspiron 1525 until my problem is sorted out. (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2008
This Dell Inspiron 1525 is a very good looking laptop, and when i bought it there was an offer where i got a free coloured backing of my choice and webcam (which has yet to fail me). I also chose the 9 cell battery i think it is instead of the 6 cell which has made so much difference and can use it for ages without having to plug it in. probably around the 2 hour mark depending on what im doing. (it lasted for about 2 hours while playing sims (yes its sad) on a car journey once. One of the... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2008
The Dell Inspiron has everything I need for my studies. This laptop is perfect as it is fast and loads pages very quickly. I love my new laptop, it has everything I need. The colours are fun but above all, the software and hardware is very good. The system is fast to start up and fast to load. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2008
I bought a new computer because my old one (also a Dell Inspiron, 4 years old now) has started to become slow and the fan runs almost all the time, which is incredibly annoying to listen to! Therefore, I was quite disappointed to discover that the fan on this one also runs frequently. Although it doesn't make as much noise as the old one, it takes less for i t to start. I am sending this computer back and buying another one.
All in all, if you don't mind the fan noise, I would definitely... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2008
Well, I bought mine from a couple of months ago and I like it so far... not recommended for gaming but could be reliable and has a very good look and speed + efficiency. I just changed the windows to XP Pro cause I don't like the vista one.
I also liked the media keys and the width and clarity of the screen with a 15'4''
All in all, it's suitable for everyone, and it's worth the money... so I recommend it to everyone (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2008 by all4us (1 review written)
I have dell inspiron 1525 with intel dual core 1.86, 3 Gb memory,250 hard drive, cd/dvd rw. This is my first laptop and I really like my choice. I did the weekend special at $699 and I upgraded the processor so my total was $749. I called they next day after placing my order and tried to upgrade more on the processor but was talked out of it. Now that I am running it I wish I would have upgraded one more step. I have the meters on the side and processor speed stays about 70% to 100% and... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008
I got mine from dell Canada at a price of 599$ (tax not included).
It should of had vista home premium not home basic. The hard disk space is middle points (120 GB). Its a great laptop that runs really fast. Theres nothing wrong with this laptop really though at a price like 599$! (There was 2 inspiron 1525s in dells magazine they were different the one I use is 599$ and the other one is 799$). (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2008
Old Latitude with pentium3, for business are more ergonomical with their double touch pad buttons and track point. I think that new notebook with older C600 keyboard design,especially two buttons groups for touch pad & track point is that ,what I should have. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2008 by msharaf (1 review written)
1. The wifi adapter is not built in the motherboard, and couldn't be automatically detected hence I got problems installing its driver.
2. The driver for the card was not included with the included drivers disc, and I had to go back to the Dell distributor to configure it, where then provided the driver.
3. Comparing it to the latitude, it is not as rugged, the screen doesn't have a lock button, no extra pointing device like the latitude, and the keyboard layout is not as nice as the... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008 by Chilkoot (3 reviews written)
An excellent laptop from DELL. You can get great deals on extras from Dell. I asked for an upgrade to 4GB of RAM and they gave me it free.
I bought it online from Dell and they promised AM delivery. It was delivered at 6.55pm but that was down to the carrier they use. (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2008
It has a very nice face, but video is strict that it can not run guest os's of virtual pc/box. A friend's laptop with nice, sleek design. Infact the only bad points I have experienced is the video has problems. However I do recommend the Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2008
Pretty light-weight, good quality camera, very good keypad, fast and responsive at work-loads, hdmi interface. I have not experienced anything negative so far with this Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, Feels as it is....top-notch! (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2008 by PoloPete (37 reviews written)
The Dell Inspiron 1525 is well worth the money in my opinion and well recommended.
From the first day I got it I found it very impressive at loading speeds and efficiency and to this day I still find this one of the best qualities of this laptop.
Expensive but in my opinion well worth the money as I find this to be the best laptop I have ever experienced as it feels so well built.
Very well made in my opinion, screen quality, keyboard feel, overall looks and weight and feel of metal and... (read more)