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Dell Inspiron 1545

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1040 reviews of Dell Inspiron 1545. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and battery get less positive opinions. Reviews about the sound and energy efficiency are mixed.

usability, performance, price, design, portability

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron 1545 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 1545

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1545 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and durability are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the connectivity and sound. Comments are divided on the portability.

usability, performance, price, durability, design

battery, sound, connectivity

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Genuine Dell Laptop / Notebook Keyboard for Inspiron 1540 1545 1546 UK Layout P/N P463JGenuine Dell Laptop / Notebook Keyboard for Inspiron 1540 1545 1546 UK Layout P/N P463J

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 1545

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1545 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and touchpad get less positive comments.

performance, price, usability, battery, portability

reliability, energy, touchpad, connectivity

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 1545 15.6-Inch Jet Black Laptop - Up to 4 Hours 34 Minutes of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)Dell Inspiron 1545 15.6-Inch Jet Black Laptop - Up to 4 Hours 34 Minutes of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Dell Inspiron 1545

 

Ardjuna takes a look at Dell's latest budget notebook, the Inspiron 1545.

Cheap, Decent build quality, Customizable

Glossy all over, No digital video out, Poor battery life, Inferior display

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Henry Winchester (techradar.com)

Dell Inspiron 1545 review

 

The Dell 1545 is one of the most popular laptops of the moment

Massive screen ; Good battery life ; Semi-decent core specs ; DVD-RW ; Budget price

Plasticky design ; Few extras ; Not for gaming ; Poor display

Dell's Inspiron 1545 is one of the most searched-for laptops on the internet. It's easy to see why it's so popular.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Jager (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 1545 review

 

Weighing in at around 3kg and measuring 374x25.938mm, the Dell Inspiron 1545 is one of the bigger entry level notebooks on the market. This makes it a bit of a pain to lug around, but it will make an adequate desktop replacement - provided you're not...

There's nothing spectacular about the Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook - until you take its price into account. With an RRP starting at just £298 inc VAT, it's one of the best-value all purpose notebooks we've tested.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 1545 review

 

We've seen the Inspiron 1545 before, when it had an older processor; otherwise, the specifications are virtually identical.

A great budget laptop, with a relatively high-resolution screen. It's an ideal alternative to a netbook if you want something larger.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Alan Lu (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 1545

 

A great budget laptop, with a relatively high-resolution screen. It's an ideal alternative to a netbook if you want something larger.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Chris McGivern (reviewexplorer.com)

Review: Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

 

Dell are in the top 3 manufacturers of computers in the world and whilst some of their PCs smack of standard, 2.4 children-lifestyles they have made some serious inroads in bringing the public decent technology for an affordable price – making them a...

The Dell Inspiron 1545 performs well within its limits. If you’re in the market for an entry-level notebook to perform basic tasks such as word-processing, web-surfing and just watching DVDs then it could be worth a look – because of its price....

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Dell - Inspiron 1545

 

Wherever possible, it's interesting to test the whole process of ordering a laptop from a company, and looking at the before- and after-sales support as well as the machine itself. So that's just what we did ...

A professionally manufactured laptop that delivers pretty much what you need for the price being asked. It's no market leader, but it's a very solid performer.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Arutha (gaj-it.com)

Review: The Dell 1545 – The Smart Office Laptop

 

Overview With the credit crunch looming over us everyday, people want a laptop to offer them as much performance for their pound than ever before. With Dell laptops appearing in a PCWorld store near you, it has become easier than ever to get your hands...

Jan, 2009

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Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook

 

The Dell Inspiron 1545 is an affordable all-purpose notebook with a 15.6in widescreen LCD. While it's unlikely to turn heads with its pedestrian style...

High quality keyboard, 15.6in display, excellent specifications for the asking price

Drab design (unless you pay to spruce it up), heavy and not very portable, integrated graphics

There's nothing spectacular about the Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook -- until you take its price into account. With an RRP of just $999, it's one of the best-value all purpose notebooks we've tested.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron i1545-4583JBK

 

The Dell Inspiron i1545-4583JBK is a solid entry-level, 15.6-inch laptop. Its build quality, audio output, and battery life impress, but its CPU is a generation behind what you'll find in laptops that cost only $100 or so more.

Cheap price and solid build quality. Comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Surprisingly decent audio output. Respectable battery life.

Previous-generation CPU can't keep up with newer Core i3 chips. No 802.11n WiFi. No HDMI or eSATA ports.

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Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Audio system:HD / Intel HD Audio 2.0
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Sound Card:High Definition Audio/Integrated
Speaker power:1

Battery

Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Connections

Built-in 3G: No
HDMI Outputs: None
Memory Card Reader:7-in-1
Network Card: Yes
PC Card Slot: Yes
USB Ports:3
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN: Yes
WLAN Standard:802.11b/g

Control

Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office
Product colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Glossy
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.252 x 0.252
Screen Resolution:/1366x768
Screen Size:15.6/15.6 in
Screen Type:TFT/TFT LED
Swivel Screen: No
Touch Screen: No

Drives

Dual Layer: Yes
Optical Drive:BD / DVD-RW / CD-RW/Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500MHD
Graphic Card Memory Size:N/A
Graphics Card:Intel GMA 4500MHD
Multiple GPU: No

Internal

CPU Number:900/T4200
CPU Speed:1.8 GHz/2/2 GHz/2.0 GHz/2.1 GHz/2.2/2.2 GHz/2.4/2.4 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Celeron/Intel Celeron M/Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Pentium/Intel Pentium 4 M
Hard Drive Size:160/160 GB/250/250 GB/320/320 GB/500/500 GB/500.0 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:1024/2048 MB/3072/3072 MB/4096/4096 MB
Memory Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Platform Technology:N/A

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:88
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):37.8x343.5x244.0/37.8x373.5x259 mm
Weight:14.5/2.58 kg/2.64/2.64 kg/99.99/99.99 kg
Weight (lb):220/220 lb./5.8/5.8 lb

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 1

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:Intel HD Audio 2.0
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Operating temperature (T-T):32 - 95
Power requirements:100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:2.64
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium Ion/Lithium Ion 4-Cell

Processor

Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:T4500
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Processor ARK ID:42925
Processor code:SLGZC
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Related

Integrated Webcam: Yes
Miscellaneous:1 YEAR WARRANTY/One Year Warranty, Datasafe Local 2.0 Basic

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Extra Software:Microsoft Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft Word)/Microsoft® Works 9.0
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium/Windows Vista Home Premium
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / memory stick (ms), mmc, sd
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 500

Type

Platform:PC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.4 / 24.5
Depth (imperial):24.4
Height (front):2.59 / 3.77
Height (front) (imperial):2.59
Height (rear):3.78 / 4.02
Height (rear) (imperial):3.76
Weight:2.64 / 2.73
Width:37.4 / 37.8
Width (imperial):37.3