Editors Liked

  • Fast Core 2 Duo processors, and up to 4GB of RAM provide plenty of system performance, Dedicated graphics option performs well, Solid build quality and sturdiness, Good keyboard and touchpad, Great screen if you select the higher resolution option
  • Sharp, bright, high-resolution screen; plenty of features; good performance; choice of eight colors
  • Newly redesigned Inspiron line adds Centrino Duo CPUs and color choices; highly configurable with plenty of networking options; discrete graphics option; excellent battery life

Editors Didn't Like

  • Notsoimpressive design, Questional paint durability, Average battery life, A bit bulky and heavy for a 14.1" notebook
  • Cramped touch pad; not for the hard-core mobile gamer
  • Not as radically reengineered as Dells new XPS laptop; low starting price, but everything from the Webcam to Bluetooth costs extra