Editors Liked

  • Cheap price and solid build quality. Comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Surprisingly decent audio output. Respectable battery life
  • The epic screen on the Inspiron 1545 is what makes it stand out from the crowd, and even the most basic model is actually reasonably specced, Battery life is betterthanaverage, and it’s a good option for people who aren’t tempted by the fiddl
  • Good configuration and performance for the money; simple, straightforward design
  • Affordable. Nice keyboard and touchpad. Sizable hard drive. Crisp display
  • Extremely customizable; good keyboard; solid construction
  • Good looks, Easy to upgrade all components, Good cooling system, Great touchpad buttons
  • Dual-core CPU for about the same price as a Netbook; 16:9 wide-screen display
  • Dual-core CPU and 3GB of RAM for the same price as a Netbook; 16:9 wide-screen display
  • Inexpensive system with 4GB of RAM and 64-bit OS

Editors Didn't Like

  • Previous-generation CPU can't keep up with newer Core i3 chips. No 802.11n WiFi. No HDMI or eSATA ports
  • The innards may be okay, but the chassis makes this feel like one of the cheapest laptops we’ve come across, The screen itself is disappointing, and the lack of extras feels like profiteering frugality on Dell’s part. In a time of svelte, l
  • Minimal port assortment; glossy plastic build
  • Lacks draft n Wi-Fi. So-so performance. Integrated graphics
  • Add-ons can get expensive; lack of extra ports
  • Screen lid doesnt stay closed with the notebook held vertically, Battery life could be better
  • Very stripped-down design; missing some basic features
  • Very stripped down design, missing the media controls and HDMI port from previous low-end Inspirons
  • Missing the media controls and HDMI port from previous versions; middling battery life