Dell Inspiron i15R-8049DBK Laptop Review
Attempting to regain its reputation as a solid notebook has launched its latest notebook – the Sandy Bridge Core i3-2410M powered Inspiron i15R-8049DBK. The Inspiron is also assuring and attempts keep quality standard high. There are some of the additional features supporting this laptop and those are 4 GB system memory, 500 GB hard disk, optical drive, webcam, 8-in-1 card reader, Wi-Fi, HDMI and many more. This laptop is powerful at meeting all your computing needs without any complaint. This laptop is priced reasonably in the market and available in Black color.
This notebook is available at Walmart at a price of $748 – slightly expensive – considering that there are other notebooks available in sub $700 prices.
Intel Core i3-2310M Processor Details
The Intel Core i3-2310M is a dual core processor based on the latest Sandy Bridge architecture. This processor comes with HyperThreading facility, which will enable handling 4 threads at once for the processor. This processor is clocked at 2.1 GHz and there is no Turbo Boost Technology for this processor. Processor is enabled with integrated dual-channel memory control that can support for DDR3 memory and comes along with integrated graphics too as Intel HD Graphics 3000. The processor core can access 3 MB L3 cache and TDP is 35 watts.
• The hard disk of this laptop is huge with 500 GB capacity.
• Laptop comes with 4 GB system memory.
• This laptop comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000.
• Laptop is arranged with DVD burner, Wi-Fi and HDMI.
• Laptop comes with built-in webcam and 8-in-1 card reader.
• This laptop is priced reasonably.
• This is not a powerful machine for the latest games and applications.
• There is no Bluetooth facility.
This laptop is powered through the 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310M processor along with HyperThreading facility to handle 4 threads at once. The processor core can access 3 MB L3 cache and clocked at 2.1 GHz.
System memory and Hard Disk Details
This laptop comes with 4 GB DDR3 system memory and hard disk of capacity 500 GB SATA hard drive that spins at 5400 rpm.
Display and Graphics
This laptop comes with 15.6-inch screen with 1366 x 768 resolution and HD LED display.
This laptop comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000.
This laptop is arranged with one 8X DVD burner through SuperMulti drive along with Double Layer support for CDs and DVDs writing needs.
This laptop is arranged with built-in stereo speakers, which offers decent sound quality for the user.
This laptop comes with one built-in webcam along with microphone for the video chat needs.
This laptop is arranged with Wi-Fi through the 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and also comes with Fast Ethernet LAN facility for all types of wired connectivity needs.
This laptop comes with 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack that offers decent battery back up for the notebook.
This laptop comes with one 8-in-1 card reader, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, three USB 2.0 ports, one headphone jack, one microphone jack and one RJ-45 Ethernet port.
This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.
Some other notebooks to consider
1. Samsung’s np-rc512-so2us is powered by Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor and could be a good candidate for low cost and higher processing power.
2. 1. Toshiba PQF75U-02 is powered by Intel Core i7-2630QM and worth considering – at comparable price you get a better processor and a better Japanese brand.