And so it proved, as a computer-base end of July had a special offer from Dell in the news, just a little later about my order. However, I did not acquire one of the said in the news models, but an equally priced Inspiron 15th More specifically the Inspiron 1545 with free upgrades at a discounted price and free Windows 7 upgrade. Although there was with the Inspiron 15, the screen size smaller, but it offered for the better hardware equipment. The most important thing in detail:
Processor: Intel Celeron M T3000 (1800 MHz Dual Core, 800 MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 Cache, 45 nm)
RAM: 3072 MB DDR2-800 (6-6-6-18)
Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD IGP (DX 10 & SM4, 475 MHz, 10 shader), 32 MB shared video memory
Display: 15.6-inch WXGA CCFL TFT widescreen display (1366 x 768 px)
Chipset: Intel GM45
Sound: Realtek High Definition Audio
Hard drive: 320 GB Seagate SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Battery: 4-cell Dell inspiron 1545 battery (24 Wh)
DVD /-RW drive
Dell Wireless 1397 Mini Card (802.11 b / g)
Windows 7 Free upgrade pricing
Software, manuals, recovery CD, 65W AC Adapter
All at a price of 399 euro plus shipping lush euro 29, so euro 428 in total. The action has now expired, but there are others at the same price.
An elegant device. For so little money you might not picture such elegant look. The outside goes with a dark gray matte and shiny Dell logo look like it. If you fold on the device, shines with the exception of the keyboard practically everything. Housing, display, touchpad, trims. This may look super chic, but just to sunnier spot in the house (or even outside) fall on a then immediately reflections, fingerprints, and the smallest dust particles. But I would rather say a few pictures. As with the higher quality pictures the Dell inspiron 1545 battery can not last too long.
When you first start the laptop it was the installation of Vista to run to the end (user settings, etc.). Then the laptop could be put into operation. Dell battery packs add oodles software to delay the start of the laptop until the final usability long. A clearing out of the car starts, disable the Windows Sidebar off, unnecessary services, etc. pp. and finally the installation of Service Pack 2 (the device will only come with SP1), the device finally brought to a much faster response and start time. The pre-installed McAfee was also exchanged directly by AntiVir. Other programs of Dell, for example The support center had to leave me, as this will do a background such as for newer drivers or BIOS updates – and that I should be just right.
This & That
A few little things that have struck me:
The laptop lid does not lock. The laptop is closed to anyone other than a spring in the hinge that presses the lid on the laptop. If you turn the laptop and holds him in this only to housing and not on the cover, this solves independent again and folds down to a certain extent.
The USB ports seem to be tied or otherwise held back from the chipset to be a relatively weak backplane. During a data transfer is from a USB hard disk to the internal hard disk alone at full speed (~ 30 MB / s) from Amsterdam, she breaks added for want of a USB TV solution directly to half a – without the CPU would be overwhelmed .
The 4-cell Dell inspiron 1545 battery is standard on the notebook. There is a choice it would have a 6-cell model and a given 9-cell. The extras on the configuration of the notebook were with about 40 or about 80 euro but larger than if you would buy the batteries in the Dell shop. There, the batteries cost only 20 or 40 euros more than the 4-cell model. Resourceful spirits could see this as a form of rip-off.
The integrated card reader supports SDHC cards, which I found a reference value.
HD movies are limited. Absence of a BluRay drive I had already decrypted and thus less computationally expensive to use 720p and 1080i/p-Demovideos. 720p and 1080i were present liquid possible, the data rate of a “real” Blu-Ray disc, the system would ultimately force it to its knees. 1080p was not liquid free encryption possible.
The user has the choice whether the Dell inspiron 1525 battery wants the function or the special keys (multimedia, screen brightness, etc.) as a standard assignment on the keyboard. The other option must be on the Fn button can be realized.
The drive power is relatively low. Sequentially, the plate reached only at the very beginning of the 60 MB / s mark, but the high access times make parallel disk access, even from the fast. There is no way, HDD LED – it does bother me, however.
A CAPSLOCK-Led, there are just as wrong. Instead, the press of the button displays the appropriate information on the display.