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Dell Inspiron 5150

“My inspiron 5150 is 7 years old and is still running...”

Written on: 09/01/2010

My inspiron 5150 is 7 years old and is still running very strong!!
I use it at least 4-5 hours a day and never had a problem. Its pretty fast and plays my favorite games very well (battle field games). I wish I could update the video card, it wont play newer games. Mine has the P4 3.06, with 1GB of ram and a 60g hard drive… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“This dell inspiron 5150 Laptop is absolutly amazing!!!! ”

Written on: 26/08/2009

This dell inspiron 5150 Laptop is absolutly amazing!!!!
i would recomend this to anyone!… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“Nearly 6 years old and still going strong. Yes,...”

Written on: 24/03/2009

Nearly 6 years old and still going strong. Yes, there's smaller, faster, cheaper laptops out there that will out perform it now, but none I've seen that come close to its 1600x1200 screen. It will be a sad day when this Dell Inspiron dies. I guess the people who have had problems were unlucky, or perhaps the original batch was well built and subsequent corner cutting has impacted the model. Or I have one that was assembled on a good day :-)… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“Poorly designed. Overheated and failed. Took class...”

Written on: 14/11/2008

Poorly designed. Overheated and failed. Took class action lawsuit to get it fixed. Was quite unhappy with the Dell service, I felt it was unresponsive and slow. I got passed form department to department. Therefore I do not recommend the Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“Motherboard died while on a business trip. Paid '...”

Written on: 21/08/2008

Motherboard died while on a business trip. Paid ' 400+ for a new motherboard. Just back from another trip and Hard disk died while away. Luckily this time it died after I had just completed my jobs. Must now try and salvage the data from the HD. Overall this is one extremely disappointing Laptop. Just bought a new Sony Vaio 17" and hopefully it will give better service than the Dell… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“I think the battery life on the Dell Inspiron 5150 is...”

Written on: 15/08/2008

I think the battery life on the Dell Inspiron 5150 is very low, maybe 45 minutes at best. Worked well during warranty period, then the screen failed.
This is a boat anchor at best, try carrying one of these through the airport for a multiple leg trip and you will get a workout. But it is 5 years old and still working with XP… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dell Inspiron 5150

“im using this laptop right now ive had it for 5 years...”

Written on: 09/08/2008

im using this laptop right now ive had it for 5 years ive used it everyday for mannnny hour no problems a little noisy and hot thts it other than tht its a greeeeat laptop… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“I have used it 3/5 days a week for 5 years. It's...”

Written on: 24/07/2008 by monacos (1 review written)

I have used it 3/5 days a week for 5 years. It's fairly powerful and fast thanks to the Pentium processor. Unfortunately the LCD diplay failed during the 2nd week, and the mother board failed after 2 years. In the 4th year the sound is gone completely and because it is out of warranty it's not worth fixing. Still running XP and hopying to use it for another 1 or 2 years. Still good for basic use, apart form sound… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“Dell = don't bother in my opinion. Although their...”

Written on: 20/06/2008

Dell = don't bother in my opinion. Although their customer service was good, after two replacement Laptops with Keyboard and hard drive failure. Third unit the keyboard started to fall to bits so purchased a second hand keyboard to repair only for the hard drive to fail before fitting new keyboard. Ditched Dell Laptops from now on and switched to similar priced HP Laptop and no problems so far in 18 months and Keyboard seem better made and still feels like new 18 months in… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“I've used this laptop daily now, for at least 5-6...”

Written on: 16/06/2008 by TheShaggyDA (1 review written)

I've used this laptop daily now, for at least 5-6 hours a day, often running it for 12+ hours at a time for the last 5 years. Nothing's broken on it, and the only problem I've had is running out of disk space. I've upgraded the CDRW/DVD-ROM to a dual layer DVD-RW, I've just placed an order with Dell to upgrade my RAM from 1GB to 2GB, and will shortly buy a faster, larger hard drive. It should then see me for another 3-4 years, accidents permitting

I have the 1600x1200 UXGA screen which takes a… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“I've just got a $700 laptop that is better in every...”

Written on: 30/12/2007

I've just got a $700 laptop that is better in every respect, half weight, ten times the battery life, quiet, never gets hot, and runs faster. 5150 is not recommended by me… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“This is the worst laptop i have ever used. There must...”

Written on: 22/02/2007 by celinahua (1 review written)

This is the worst laptop i have ever used. There must be something wrong with the battery or the CPU fan. It always gets extremely hot and shut down by itself after hours of continuous usage.
Even when you view the web page, it gives a loud noise and then gets hotter and hotter and then crash. It shut down 10 times when i do a c++ build using vs.2005… Read Full Review

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Dell Inspiron 5150

“Dell Inspiron 5150: I can't let this rubbish get away...”

Written on: 01/08/2005 by mrd (11 reviews written)

Dell Inspiron 5150: I can't let this rubbish get away with a 10/10 review. I'm a freelance IT consultant and I think this laptop is really shoddy, especially the build quality. The annoying thing is the feet won't stay on the bottom, so now I've lost one and it won't sit level whilst I type. I'm on my 2nd DVD burner which is now developing the same fault my first one had. It gradually starts failing to recognise media, CD's first then DVD-R's, then everything.

Buy a Tosh instead or a more… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Dell Inspiron 5150

“The Dell Inspiron 5150 is a well made Laptop by a top...”

Written on: 04/08/2004 by Lancelot (3 reviews written)

The Dell Inspiron 5150 is a well made Laptop by a top manufacturer. Four hours battery usage possible. Excellant performance. Well built. Dell technology always up to date. Though it's slightly heavier than average… Read Full Review

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348827_Colmfay's Response to Lancelot's Review

Written on: 02/03/2008

I have my Dell Inspiron 5150 for more then 3yrs and use it approx 3 to 4 hours each
day. I find it a bit heavy but a very reliable machine. I have had one crash during this period. I would give it 7/10.

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