Inspiron 501r the AMD Athlon II p320 dual core processor equipped DELL laptop is the one of the cheapest notebook available in the market for its configuration. When compared to its Compaq counterpart Compaq Presario CQ62-225nr it has a better configuration.
It runs on 2.1GHz AMD processor with 512KB L1 cache. It comes with 3GB Dual Channel DDR3 memory which can be expanded to 8 GB.however.in some model like Dell Inspiron iM501R-1323PBl and other 1323 series they have 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz(two DIMM). Almost all Dell Inspiron 501R comes with ATI mobility radeon 4250 HD graphics which not only has the ability of decoding HD but also has Blue-ray content. The display is a WLED HD display of 15.6” size with resolution of 1366*768 with HDMI output.
The operating system incorporated is Windows 7 home premium. It has 500GB, 5400 RPM SATA HDD drive of storage capacity and an 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW Drive).Dell Inspiron iM501R the best affordable and nice laptop for day to day computing. The laptop is able to perform excellent home and office computing with moderate gaming performance. The Inspiron offers a modern black palmrest and optional facial recognition software.
The major difference with the counterpart is the 7-1 media card reader. It has a build-in webcam, 3 USB 2.0 port, one shared with eSATA combo part. Wi-Fi card, RJ connector and 10/100 network card for wired network and optical wire are its additional features. The 6 cell li-ion 48Wh battery runs for approximately 4hrs of battery life. Finally the Dell Inspiron iM501R notebook is available with prices ranging from $580-$765 depending on the model which is within reach.
True, the processor is not one of the fastest, but taking into account the Dell Inspiron iM501R / 501R notebook is one of the best notebooks to buy as of today.