Dell Inspiron 15R

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The Basic, Everyday User
The Dell Inspiron line should be familiar to anyone who has shopped
for an affordable laptop in the past decade or so. The 15R is another
serviceable configuration in a long line of serviceable configurations.
It packs an Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB RAM, so it’ll handle just
about any task you throw at it, including some photo or video editing.
The 15.6-inch LED screen is big enough for watching movies, but small
enough to move around. For students and casual users, this is a great
middle-of-the-road option.
Build quality is superb, and we particularly like the smart brushed-metal
finish on the lid and keyboard panel. A chrome rim around the keyboard
adds a touch of style. The keyboard itself looks a bit cheaper than the older
model’s: it has flat, separated keys rather than the comfortably moulded
keys of its sibling. The key action isn’t as crisp either, and there’s a bit of
flex in the whole keyboard.
A numberpad is squeezed into the right-hand side, and has smaller keys
than the main keyboard. It still retains large “0”, Enter and “+” keys so those
used to data entry will soon get used to it. The touchpad is large and responsive,
and has two large buttons with a pleasantly light action.

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