Watching an entire DVD at full brightness on this laptop would only work if the movie is 1-hour 30 minutes or less. I got Home and that will likely suffice for most anybody buying this notebook. The look of the Inspiron B is a mix of silver and black. McAfee is on there continually popping up messages every seconds and doing something on its own, whether you want it to or not. Wireless I got a Dell Internal Wireless
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Left side view of Dell B view larger image Front side view view larger image Close up of light indicators view larger image Right side view of Inspiron B view larger image Back side view of B view larger image Only having an ExpressCard slot is somewhat of a downer. I placed the order on November 18, and was given an estimated ship date of December 13, Since this is not an Intel branded card it means that v130 this notebook has a Pentium M processor, it is not a Centrino machine.
Benchmarks We use the program Super Pi to calculate the number Pi to 2-million digits of accuracy, this is a good way of simply forcing the processor to do work to calculate a number and deriving performance dll the time it takes to achieve vido end goal.
The buttons are all full size, including full size Backspace, Enter and Shift keys. This is a budget notebook and as such is constructed in a manner to keep costs down. This notebook is not for gaming nor for running resource hog types of applications or programs. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.
I installed Microsoft Flight Simulator to see how it ran on this notebook the simulator does not require a dedicated graphics card thankfully and, while it ran, it was choppy and a bad experience. The Dell Inspiron B is a Oh well, one less sticker on the notebook to peel off!
Battery When using the B for simple web browsing and typing this review and with screen brightness set to half the battery ran out after 2hours and 20 minutes. McAfee is on there continually popping up messages every seconds and doing something on its own, whether you want it to or not. Back side view of B view larger image.
Dell Inspiron B130 and B120 Review (pics, specs)
Front side view view bb130 image. This is impressive, often with budget notebooks the hinges can be somewhat weak. The heat has not been a problem either. The lid is an entirely silver-grey color while the rest of the body is black with an accent of silver trim around the keyboard.
Dell Inspiron B and B Review (pics, specs)
Watching an entire DVD at full brightness on this laptop would only work if the movie is 1-hour 30 minutes or less. Left side view of Dell B view larger image. I purchased the B via the Dell. I used the Dell Inspiron a while back and was highly disappointed with the flimsiness of the casing, the B is certainly a step up from that.
The body casing is entirely plastic, no fancy aluminum or magnesium protection. Only having an ExpressCard slot is somewhat of a downer. If only the audio they pumped out was good. Close up of light indicators view larger image.
Dell Inspiron B collapsed open view larger image. Dell Inspiron B view larger image. I got a Dell Internal Wireless Conclusion The Dell B ends up being a fine notebook for general usage and as an extension of a desktop computer. Right side view of Inspiron B view larger image.
So esentially Dell put together a machine in which the chipset is the weakest link, and since components work together as a team, the system can only be as fast as that weakest link is willing to work MHz.
Visit our network of sites: The speakers are located on the right and left front sides, which is good placement since they fire forward to where you are sitting.
There is no sag or problems with the keyboard.