Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 laptop

Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 review: A cheap Sandy Bridge-based 15.6in laptop with customisable lids

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.50 / 5 (of 17 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 699.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

DODGER

0.5

1

Pros
ME!
Cons
DELL INSPIRON N5110
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Product $uck$, that's all you can say about it. Dell just don't care anymore. Their customer service is lousy, their technicians are lousy. All Dell knows how to do is continue to charge you money for garbage you don't need.
I bought this piece of crap not even a year yet and the optical drive is done. They sent me a refurbished drive, no instructions on how to install it. I had to go to You Tube to find out.
Guess what, they have the screw in so damn tight I CAN'T get the damn latch off.

This will definitely be the last DELL I ever purchase. Better to spend more money for a better product.

One last thing, they were suppose to email me so I could trace the replacement part. NEVER HAPPENED.

WAY TO GO DELL, YOU JUST LOST YET ANOTHER CUSTOMER.
I can see why they have class action lawsuits against them.

SP

0.0

2

Pros
Nothing
Cons
Constant failure
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Have had it 1-1/2 years - sorry I ever bought it. A true lemon, although I've had good experience w/other Dell computers. Some techs are better than others but most don't know what they're doing and some can be quite irritable. I've spent $400? $500? in additional warranties and now actually know some of the techs over the phone! Forget about doing any work - this computer will keep you on the phone trying to get it to run. A sad piece of junk.

Overheats
Hard disk failure
Didn't install itself correctly out of the box

Mantazzo

4.5

3

Pros
Speed, Stability and Smoothness
Cons
Quite hot
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I had worked with this computer. All I can say is - I love it! Programs run smoothly, computer does not do random crashes and it works very fast. But the computer is a bit too hot - even in idle it's hot - 50-60 degrees. But this, as I understood, is usual - just don't use it on your lap very long. All in all, a good computer for everyone - gamers will like it for it's speed, programmers - for it's stability, usual users - for a long battery life and smoothness while working with computer. Recommending it, 4.5 out of 5 from me.

Tom Shea

0.0

4

Pros
Inspiron N5110
Cons
HD replacement
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Stay away from this computer. If the disc drive dies the whole laptop system must be torn apart to remove the hard disc drive. This is time consuming and expensive to repair. For the cost of the repair you could be a new laptop. Why would anyone design a product like this!

Bill Sorenson

1.5

5

Pros
processing power
Cons
dell support for WiFi
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A great laptop that developed an issue with the Wifi card less than two months in. After hours on the phone with Dell's So Called Support people, was told its a software issue. I have already restored, reinstalled, updated drivers, etc. This is BS and proves that Dell is not really interested in supporting their products, even under warranty. I have bought 4 computers for my family over the past 5 years and am about to buy another one for my business but Dell has soured me forever. Seems to me that they are following the disasterous path that Gateway took with their desktops several years ago.

raj

5.0

6

Pros
good
Cons
sw is not there
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very superb laptop

anas

4.5

7

Pros
how much?
Cons
how much?
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how much?how much?how much?how much?how much?how much?how much?

anonymous

1.0

8

Pros
aesthetically sleek
Cons
just about everything
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I purchased Inspiron 15r less than 60 days ago. I've had nothing but problems. terrible investment. Numerous hours spent will Dell support. I would never had expected this from a NEW laptop. Dell has had a support tech come to my home TWICE. Very inconvenient. Dell has had to replace memory card (twice), heat sink (fan), battery, hard drive and the touchpad is defective. are you kidding me??? They wont send me a new computer..just keep "repairing". I've had to reinstall all my MS office, Norton, all-in-one printer, dock station, etc. pain in the rear. I'm beyond disappointed and would never recommend Dell to anyone. My friend is starting a business and looking at Dell for laptops..I told her to steer clear. keep searching. It's probably not going to be a pleasant experience. hope this helps other of you that are shopping around. Hopefully you will see this review.

Doug

1.5

9

Pros
Price
Cons
cheap disposable PC quality
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Good enough for a starter notebook but the thing that really knocks it down in my book is it takes an expert to disassemble the entire thing just to replace the hard Drive should it fail. Couple that with the really bad warranty and your left with a PC that will last about at long as the warranty you get with it at most.

Unhappy

1.0

10

Pros
Looks great
Cons
Cheaply made
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Bought it and not even after 30 days of LIGHT use the screen already cracked. Thumbs DOWN!

ConradN

4.0

11

Pros
Keyboard, improvements over earlier Inspiron hardware.
Cons
glossy frame around screen; less reflective preferable; but, does not detrach from functionality.
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Great machine with the i5 and adequate ram. Yes, get's hot but unless I buy the XPS/Alienware, I expect this. Graphics are fine, fast enough for most games and a flight simulator. Compared to my other Inspiron 15 I got 4 years ago; better keyboard and mousepad, lighter weight, and easier to handle - swap skins are nice touch for customization. For the money - good value.

Jacob Lamb

4.0

12

Pros
processor
Cons
keyboard
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pros- very fast computer all around a good start up computer.

cons- battery life is so-so and it eats up very quickly.

Ryan

5.0

13

Pros
Specs
Cons
Build Quality
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Just picked up an 2nd gen I5 with 6GBs of memory. Love it!

Muhammad Saad

3.5

14

Pros
Design
Cons
Keyboard
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The laptop is good in processing terms and design but the keyboard is spaced too much. Its very hard for me to do typing with this keyboard and also the laptop gets hot when playing games.

Syed Suleman Gilani

5.0

15

Pros
Processor
Cons
Bluetooth
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I have problem in bluetooth, i am installing BT Driver and it asks for switch on BT, but i dont know how to switch on BT?

Please guide me

ken

0.0

16

Pros
no
Cons
all
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why delete my comments? I buy this notebook. really has a problems:
1. >= dead pixel on lcd screen
2. Cpu hot when player game full load, 15min. Cpu 85-95C, Mainboard 85-93C, Display card(Nvidia GT525), 90-95C. Ide got 60-70C

you can test your own, if you not belive! but don't delete user real comments!

If you delete again, pc world review, who can trust ?

Thanks!

ken

0.0

17

Pros
no
Cons
hot
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I buy with I7-2630 model. very hot cpu(91C) and motherboard(87C), After I play crisis game 30Min.

also LCD 100% has >1 dead pixel, when you check with detail. Dell quality control very bad.

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