Dell Inspiron 82011laptop Notebook Computer
Dell manufactures quality laptops for quite some time now. Whether we look at Dell’s Alienware brand, its Latitude, or Inspiron brands, we’ll find that it is worth investing in a Dell laptop, because it has very good price/value ratios. Today’s Dell product fits the above mentioned description, meet the Dell Inspiron 8200.
The laptop itself looks pretty simple, but in the same time very classy. The mono gray color does not ruin the image, the chassis has design elements to compensate for the lack of colors. Although the design does not resemble the modern build of laptops, the classic shape is mixed with the decoration lines on the chassis, and the overall image is very good. The keys are easily accessible, easy to push, the mouse pad can be handled easily, and everything on this notebook was built to accommodate the average user both in exterior and interior.
The Dell Inspiron 8200 has an Intel Pentium 4-M processor inside it, which has a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz. This is pretty much enough for watching movies, browsing the internet, even playing smaller games. The maximum 1 GB of Random Access Memory also serves the purpose of this laptop very well, and we recommend that you do not make compromises about the RAM size, because the 1 GB will be required to utilize the capabilities of this notebook, and to make it reasonably fast.
The 40 GB hard Disk Drive seems a bit few today, but if you do not plan to keep a collection, it will suffice. The sad thing is that it operates at 4200 rpm so it won’t be as fast as normal HDD’s. The Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go is a satisfactory graphics processor in this notebook, the surprise is that it has a graphics processor in the first place. The 64 MB video memory won’t get you very far, but this notebook was not designed for advanced 3D applications, and for the simpler games it will be good. Another surprise comes when we take a closer look at the display.
The 15 inch widescreen display is a quality display, it has a maximum 1600 x 1200 resolution depth, which is pretty awesome for a budget notebook. This will show you pictures and movies in great depth and quality. Finally we have found another downside for this notebook, fully charged the battery lasts a poor 2 hours and 30 minutes, which is terribly low.
The advantages of this notebook are its screen, its price, its performance, and its design. If you think you can get used to the disadvantages mentioned above, go for it.11