Dell Inspiron 1525 Review

The old days of bulky, overweight Dell notebooks may be coming to a close in 2008. Today Dell announced their latest addition to the Inspiron family of notebooks, the 15.4-inch Inspiron 1525. We are happy to have a pre-production unit to review, and this sleek successor to the Inspiron 1520 might just surprise you.

Our pre-production Inspiron 1525 is equipped with the following specs:

  • 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) CCFL TrueLife (glossy) screen
  • 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T7250 processor
  • 2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM (up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM available)
  • 120GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD
  • 8x Dual-layer DVD±RW drive
  • Video: Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card
  • Mobile Broadband: Dell Wireless integrated mobile broadband mini-cards Sprint and Verizon serice
  • Colors: Multiple colors and finishes available
  • Media Card: 8-in-1 flash memory reader
  • Input and Output Ports: 4 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, IEEE 1394a, RJ11, RJ45, 2 headphone, 1 microphone, 1 ExpressCard 54mm slot, 3 mini-card slots, consumer IR, S-Video
  • No webcam (optional Integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam available)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Dimensions: 1.00" - 1.48" (height) x 14.05" (width) x 10.08" (depth)
  • Weight: 5.9lbs with 6-cell battery
  • Base configuration price: $499
  • Price as tested: $1,024 ($874 after instant savings)

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