Dell Inspiron i15RV-477B Review


Pros & Cons:
Pros: Good performance - Fast - Little power usage - Thin and light - Ideal screen size - USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfer speeds - Low price.

Cons: Webcam quality could be better - Comes with 320GB Hard Drive but can you get more at this price?

The Dell Inspiron i15RV-477BLK (or Dell Inspiron i15RV-477B) model is one of the least expensive 15.6" laptops in the market.. Good for simple daily computing tasks like word processing, browsing the net, using spreadsheets and even some multimedia but probably not for advanced gaming.

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Intel Celeron 1007U dual-core 1.5 GHz processor with 4GB RAM is quite satisfactory, actually faster and more powerful than the processors in the $300 budget laptop class. 4GB DDR3 1,600MHz is also expandable to 8GB.

320GB 5,400rpm hard drive- although the minimum these days, more than adequate space to store your files.

15.6" WLED HD glossy widescreen with 1366x768 resolution- 2MB Cache, Intel HD integrated graphics processor.

Good enough through stereo speakers and Waves MaxxAudio 4.0.

Chiclet keyboard, number pad, multitouch trackpad and palm rest.

Operating System: Preinstalled Windows 8.

Connectivity: HDMI, supports 1080p video playback, DVD±RW/CD-RW burner, Built-in stereo speakers, 1MP Webcam, 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet LAN port, 8-in-1 Multiformat digital card reader, Bluetooth 4.0 Interface, 2x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless.

Nice looking with 1 inch thin chassis and textured lid.

Not heavy at all at around 5 pound weight- lighter than most in its class.

4-cell 40WHr gives a average of 4 hours battery life in normal use.

Intel's ultra-low voltage lineup allows 17W power consumption. So it is quite economical for energy consumption.

Budget computer - very affordable.

Conclusion: Dell Inspiron i15RV-477BLK is neither a luxury item nor has an extremely powerful procesor but it is better than other laptops in this class. Decent performance, adequate storage space, 4GB RAM that allows multitasking and a bit more speed, light and thin, user friendly keyboard, reliable and economical- both for price and energy consumption. If you are looking for a portable computer to use for your daily computing tasks, you can't go wrong with the Dell Inspiron i15RV-477BLK.

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