One of my own personal laptops that I enjoy using on the road is my Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK 15.6 Inch Laptop. This laptop has a great price, ranges from $220-$250 on Amazon. This would be a great holiday gift, first computer for someone. I spend a lot of time on the computer on my off days and you can don’t need a big featured laptop to get by.
Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK Laptop Pros
There’s a number of different things we like on this Dell laptop. Sure, it has a lot of basic features like we see in most modern laptops.
I expected that. Look, there’s nothing fancy with this laptop. It gets the job done. It’s reliable, I’ve had it for years and it still performs at a high level. The reason I wanted the Dell Inspiron laptop was for speed and boy do you get plenty of it.
Here’s some more benefits I wanted to list.
- Great price
- Light weight, easy to move
- 5-7 hour battery life
- Very fast, well above average
- Easy RAM and HD access
- Runs cool, great performance
- Has number pad, most don’t at this price
- 4GB DDR3
- Intel Celeron N2830 Processor
- 5400 RPM
- Windows 8.1 is far, far better than Windows 8.0
Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK Laptop Cons
-There are the obvious ones like no USB 3, no Bluetooth, no wired ethernet, no CD/DVD Drive. But in this price range I’m ok with that. I have an external USB CD/DVD that I used to install Office on it so that wasn’t an issue for me.
-Windows 8.1, is better than 8.0 but if you have never used it before there is a learning curve for sure compared to Windows 7/Vista
Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK Laptop Specs
|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366×768|
|Processor||2.16 GHz Intel Celeron|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||6.5 hours|
|Item model number||i3531-1200BK|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1|
|Item Weight||4.7 pounds|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||10.20 x 15 x 1 inches|
|Processor Brand||Intel Celeron|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||5400 RPM|
|Batteries:||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
With everything considered, this Dell Inspiron laptop is no brainer. There’s no question that there’s better laptops out there, but if you’re shopping on a budget, you can’t beat the price for this laptop. It has several great features, a number of good reviews on Amazon and we do recommend it.
Updated 1-17-2017 (AMAZON) 1,787 reviews 3.7 out of 5.0 stars