If you’re looking for performance and functionality in a laptop without all of the bells and whistles, look no further than Dell’s range of laptop computers.
Dell has information technology solutions for all computer users, from the casual net surfer to the work at home mom. While I wouldn’t be looking at Dell too carefully if I was a gamer with a thirst for the latest in performance technology, Dell computers manage to get the job done for those who just want a functional computer. Most Dell laptops provide just the right amount of computing power to run the latest version of the Windows operating system without too many performance issues.
One thing I love about Dell laptops is their customization options. If all you are looking for is a basic computer for checking email, simply buy a standard computer that Dell sells without any add-ons. If you’re looking for a more highly-powered computer, Dell will allow you to add on features to a basic laptop so that you only pay for what you want – nothing less, nothing more. Other manufacturers require you to purchase a whole load of extra features if you’d like an upgrade, while Dell allows you to pick exactly which features you would like to add.
The Dell range is varied, with a number of options available for consumers to take advantage of. The Dell Inspiron range offers quality entry-level laptop computers at a budget price. Dell Studio laptops feature what you’d expect in a mainstream computer at moderate prices, whilst the XPS and Adamo ranges both feature high-end systems suitable for gaming. I prefer the entry-level Dell laptops as opposed to their high-end systems. In my opinion, other computer companies have better gaming system offerings.
The Top 5 Dell Laptops for Sale
Dell Inspiron i1564-8634OBK 1564 15.6-Inch Laptop
The Dell Inspiron 15 combines easy portability with powerful processing! Featuring a whopping 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM and a responsive 2.13 GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, the Inspiron 15 strikes a great balance between speed and portability. The Inspiron 15 also allows users to keep in touch with family and friends via video. This is possible thanks to its integrated 1.3 megapixel web cam and pre-loaded facial recognition software. Dell Video Chat, featuring four-way video calling, comes pre-loaded on the system. This laptop would be fantastic for a tech-savvy student on a budget looking for an entry-level laptop with nice features at an affordable price.
Dell Inspiron i1464-4382OBK 1464 14-Inch Laptop
The Dell Inspiron 14 features a sleek design with a system just ripe for use as a home media center. A family with a passion for home entertainment would love the high-definition TrueLife widescreen display designed for total immersion in the most vivid of colors. Pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and featuring a massive 500 GB hard drive, the Inspiron 14 is perfect for a family wishing to compile all of their home media in one place. With integrated Intel HD graphics, inbuilt Wireless-B, G and N and a HDMI high-definition audio-visual output port, the possibilities are endless with the Inspiron 14.
Dell Inspiron i1764-6075OBK 1764 17.3-Inch Laptop
With the Dell Inspiron 17, a big 17.3 inch screen meets flexible portability without sacrificing any of the features laptop users have come to know and love. Featuring a dynamic Intel Core i5 four-star processor and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, the Inspiron 17 will amaze you with its desktop level performance. For those who can’t let go of the old-style dedicated number keys, the Inspiron 17 will take you back to an age where number entry didn’t have to involve several trips back and forth across the keyboard with its 10-key number pad. The Dell Inspiron 17 is perfect for families with children looking to immerse themselves in a movie while on the go.
Dell AX-3600GSL Adamo XPS 13.4-Inch Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)
At just 0.39 inches thick, the Dell Adamo is the thinnest laptop computer in the world. Packed with features the tech-savvy traveler will love, the Dell Adamo’s keyboard is raised when operational to enhance cooling. Built-in location awareness will help any traveler adjust to new surroundings with local weather and attractions presented at every turn. For those without frequent access to a power port, the Dell Adamo comes with an inbuilt battery with up to 5 hours 17 minutes of juice, with a higher-capacity battery available. The 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor is specifically designed to enhance battery life, and the inbuilt Wireless N connectivity options will allow you to keep in touch right around the world. The Dell Adamo’s superb portability functions are perfect for any traveler.
Dell Studio 1555 15.6-Inch Chainlink Black Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)
The Dell Studio 1555 strikes a perfect balance between portability, functionality and style. A battery with up to eight hours of life will keep you powered, while a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor delivers all the performance you will need for low-tech tasks. The Studio 1555 is perfect for use in home entertainment with its 15.6 inch TrueLife widescreen display, powering the best in high-definition enjoyment. The HDMI port on the Studio 1555 allows easy access to your computer via an external monitor, so use in conjunction with a high-definition television is near-essential! With just the right number of features for a first laptop, the Studio 1555 would make a great gift for a high school student.
Dell Laptops for Sale by Price
Dell Laptops For Sale Between $150-$300
Even if you’re a college student on a tight budget, it’s still possible to purchase a laptop to help you with your studies. Although far from flashy, the laptops in this price range will get the job done. You won’t get much power in this price range, but you can expect functionality, and in most cases at least 1GB of RAM. Laptops in this price range are often refurbished or used but offer value for money. Laptops in this range are often a few years old, do not have widescreen displays, and usually do not have the latest operating system.
However, the prices of these systems are often too good to pass up. College students with not much money to throw around are often the first to snap up basic computers such as these for their studies, followed closely by first-time computer users who just require the use of a computer to check email.
Dell Laptops For Sale Between $301-$550
If your job requires you to use a computer on a regular basis, you’ll want to purchase one that’s reliable and portable. Computers in this price range are usually considered entry-level, often with just the minimum requirements needed to run the latest operating system, and nothing more. Laptops priced between $301 and $550 typically feature 1-2 GB of RAM, although it is possible to find used or refurbished systems for this price with 4 GB installed.
Depending on how much you are willing to spend, you can usually expect up to 320 GB of hard drive space available in this range. Usually, the basic version of the latest operating system or the premium version of the next-newest operating system will be offered, often with entry-level video cards. Computers in this price range are suitable for students receiving their first laptop or employees of companies that require access to a basic laptop computer.
Dell Laptops For Sale Between $551 – $850
Computers in this price range are aimed for those in the middle of the road – work at home parents and college students needing a laptop for their studies would love the performance of systems in this range. Laptops in this price range, such as the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, typically feature just enough RAM and processing power to get by with word processing or even some light video streaming. Laptops priced between $551 and $850 often feature 3-4 GB of RAM and upwards of 320 GB of hard drive space.
Whilst the performance of these systems might not be the greatest for those intending to play high-powered video games or stream a bucket load of video off the Internet, it is enough for those who only participate in these activities every now and then. The screen might not feature the best definition, but it’s enough to do the job!
Dell Laptops For Sale Between $851 & Up
If you run resource intensive applications like Photoshop, it’s important that you invest in a laptop that can handle running these programs. Graphic designers and intense video gamers would love the performance of systems priced above the $851 mark. Powerful graphics cards and processors make short work of applications run on these systems, often jam-packed with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM.
Some laptops above $851 have the same specifications as systems priced below that amount, but have bells and whistles added on to justify the increased cost. For example, the Dell XPS M1330 features 4 GB RAM and just 320 GB of hard drive space, but features a powerful graphics card, Windows Vista Business and a fingerprint scanner for easy login.