Editors Liked

  • Includes HDMI output and touch-sensitive media control buttons
  • Slimmer than Dells 14-inch Inspiron; includes HDMI and touch-sensitive media control buttons; a bit cheaper than other 1525 configurations and has better battery life
  • Slimmer than Dells 14-inch Inspiron; includes HDMI and touch-sensitive media control buttons; Core 2 Duo chip and 3GB of RAM lead to decent performance
  • Slimmed-down design; low starting price; high-end extras are available, including HDMI and touch-sensitive media control buttons
  • Slimmed-down design; low starting price; high-end extras are available, including HDMI and touch-sensitive media control buttons
  • Slimmer design than its predecessor. HDMI port added. Great battery life with a standard battery. WWAN options available. Awesome typing experience. Affordable
  • Much thinner and lighter than the Inspiron 1520, Reasonable battery life, Nice keyboard, touchpad and media buttons, Solid performance and features
  • Boots quickly; has HDMI port, touch-sensitive media controls; vertical and horizontal scroll strips; provides access to media and presentations without booting Windows; lots of case design options

Editors Didn't Like

  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core, rather than a Core 2 Duo CPU; unimpressive battery life
  • Slightly slower than other versions of the 1525 weve looked at; smaller hard drive
  • Shorter battery life than the competition
  • Not as many configuration options as some of Dells other laptops; plastic construction feels somewhat flimsy; base $499 configuration about as powerful as an abacus
  • Not as many configuration options as some of Dells other laptops; plastic construction feels somewhat flimsy; base $499 configuration about as powerful as an abacus
  • Dedicated graphics cards will not be offered
  • Glossy LCD lid is a magnet for fingerprints, No dedicated graphics option, Limited display options
  • Noisy optical drive; integrated graphics cant be upgraded; keyboard keys a bit shallow; glossy screen produces excessive glare