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Anyone uses a Dell Inspiron 15R? Or any other laptop for college?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CloneX, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. CloneX

    CloneX Power Member

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    Hey all.

    Just wanted to ask is anyone uses a Dell Inspiron 15R (any model). How is it for college? Is it worth it? Please post your experience.

    If you have any other suggestions for 15" laptops for college, please do suggest them based on personal experience. My budget is $600-ish.

    Thank you.
     
  2. bk071

    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've got the 15R model and its decent. A bit bulky though but it works for me.

    And I'm joining college next week so no first hand experience :)p) but its fine... decent speed.
    You may need a cooler if you're in a hot place.
     
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    Post the CPU and RAM specs. Dell has released various Dell 15R configurations. Some suck and some are good.
     
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    I have a 13" acer 3810TZ that I like a lot, its kind of old though. I run linux exclusivley on it though so next time around I'm thinking about getting a macbook and running Debian as the native OS.
     
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    I didn't know running other OS than Mac on macbooks was even possible. Silly me.
     
  6. nipunn12

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    Dell inspiron 15 R - 4gb ram, 2gb ati, i5 firstgen, 750gb hdd,windows 7
     
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    Check dell outlet, they have good deals there. I got an i7 and windows7 for $550.
     
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    Currently using Dell Inspiron N5110, it's good and quick. Don't like that it's too much plastic, you can't open normally to clean the vents and such things without breaking anything. Other then that, pretty happy with it.
     
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    uncle_duke Newbie

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    thats what i have a 15r they great
     
  10. joejo

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    That Dell 15R is pretty sweet. More than enough for college use.
     
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    lol :D
     
  12. SEOnetic

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    Why not try Hp Pavilliondv6 ? There are pretty good and suites college and gaming needs well.
     
  13. Will759

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    Sister uses a 15" acer for college, it's really fast with an i5 and was around $500 with rebate.
     
  14. CloneX

    CloneX Power Member

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    I'll be in Seatlle and it's pretty cool there. I mean way cooler than the place I'm at currently. How's the support for Dell in the US?

    I'm looking at these 2:
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15r-5520/pd?oc=fndol13b&model_id=inspiron-15r-5520
    2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2370M processor (3M Cache, 2.4 GHz)
    Win 7
    6GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
    500GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-intel-n5050/pd?~ck=mn <== Considering both both models!
    2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2350M (2.3GHz)
    Win 7
    6GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
    500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

    And you like it?

    No, I'm looking to buy only new laptop. Refurb isn't for me really.

    I want to avoid HP. Some of my friends say HP's customer support sucks - like "suck" suck!

    =-=-----

    2 very specific questions to Dell Inspiron 15 users:

    1. How is the support in the US?
    2. How is the battery life? (Again, I need it for the college)

    Would really appreciate any help.
     
  15. alexglo

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    I use a Dell 15R is a great little beast for only like £400 or whatever I got it for. Battery life is sufficient I get around 3/4 hours out of it when not plugged in. Not sure about support in the US but in the UK they send and engineer out asap to fix any problem. I got my screen with a dead pixel replaced within the week.

    Definitely recommend Dell Outlet as well. http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnline...s=dfh&brandid=2201&fid=3026&fid=3025&fid=3027
     
  16. bk071

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    I wouldn't be able to say anything about that... I'm from a non US country.
     
  17. nipunn12

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    I like it but the touchpad is not smooth like my hp dv6