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Dell Inspiron M501R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Dell Inspiron M501R. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and keyboard. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and size. Reviews are divided on the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, price, keyboard, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron M501R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Dell Inspiron M501R from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and keyboard are also appreciated. Opinions about the reliability and durability are different.

price, keyboard, portability, usability, design

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron iM501R-1459MRB 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)Dell Inspiron iM501R-1459MRB 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : PC Advisor (

Dell Inspiron M501R review


The Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15.6in AMD Phenom II quad-core laptop that's suitable as an everyday work machine, or even as a budget gaming rig. It has loads of CPU power, an above-average amount of RAM and a reasonably fast graphics card.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (

Dell Inspiron M501R review


Overall, the triple-core Dell Inspiron M501R is a great laptop worthy of consideration if you want a system that can do just about everything. It even outshone the quad-core version of this laptop in the majority of our tests thanks to its slightly...

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Inspiron M501R AMD triple-core laptop


For $999, the Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15in laptop that's packed with useful features and lots of processing power for multitasking. It runs a 2.2GHz ...

Triple-core AMD CPU is great for multitasking, good graphics performance, can be used for gaming, comfortable keyboard and touchpad

Screen is very reflective, finish is too glossy and smooth, underwhelming battery life, only 100Mbps Ethernet

The Dell Inspiron M5010 is based on AMD's triple-core Phenom II N850 CPU and it's one of the great all-round 15.6in laptops on the Australian market. You can use it for office work, multimedia tasks and even gaming (although not for graphics-intensive...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Inspiron M501R 15.6in quad-core notebook


The Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15.6in AMD Phenom II quad-core laptop that's suitable as an everyday work machine, or even as a budget gaming rig. It has...

Quad-core CPU, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive

No digital TV tuner, very glossy, no Gigabit Ethernet

Dell's Inspiron M501R is a nice looking 15.6in notebook with a quad-core AMD Phenom II CPU and 6GB of RAM. It's a good performer that's suitable as a desktop replacement and even as an entry-level gaming machine. We just wish it wasn't so glossy and...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB


The Dell Inspiron M501R-1748MRB is an affordable desktop replacement laptop featuring a Blu-ray drive and a nice display but its performance is sluggish at best.

Blu-ray drive. Big hard drive. Nice display.

Integrated graphics. Sluggish performance. Relatively short battery life.

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Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB


Compared with other similarly-priced laptops, which have better speeds and battery scores, the Dell Inspiron iM501R-1655MRB is no Easter egg.

Well thought-out design. Excellent keyboard. Soft mouse buttons. Large 500GB hard drive. HDMI and eSATA

Overpriced compared to its peers. Paltry battery scores. Bottom of the barrel performance scores.

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (

Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK


The Dell Inspiron iM501R-13230BK is a budget-minded mainstream laptop that offers more than just the essential features, but its performance is decidedly back of the pack for it class.

Inexpensive. Great-sounding audio. eSATA port. No pre-installed bloatware.

Poor performance. Heavy.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

Dell Inspiron M501R (AMD N850 2.2-GHz)


An AMD-based Inspiron laptop, the Dell Inspiron M501R bundles in good discrete graphics on a sub Rs. 40,000 laptop.

Very good build and design ; Excellent keyboard, touchpad ; Discrete graphics ; Nice feature set ; Face recognition software

AMD processor can't keep up with latest Intel Core processors ; Battery life could've been better

The Dell Inspiron M501R has a triple-core AMD Phenom II X3 processor, and offers a very good combination of features and looks, and dedicated graphics for a sub-Rs. 40,000 laptop.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Dell Inspiron M501R


The M501R is a capable desktop replacement as long as power is never far away at all.

Good processing performance ; Full number pad and cursor keys

Poorly placed USB ports ; Woeful battery life ; Design is too mixed

From a processing power perspective, the M501R delivers nicely, and if you were looking for a desktop replacement notebook and happened to like the style (which we didn't), it would suit perfectly. More so than many other desktop replacement notebooks...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : (

Dell Inspiron M501R Review


For a price of just under Rs 40k, the Inspiron M501 does offer good performance with its quad-core processor and latest-gen dedicated mobile graphics chipset. However, its poor battery life does spoil the �power-play party� in a big way. The Dell...

Good performance, HDMI and eSATA ports, Comfortable keyboard

Very poor battery life, Extremely shiny body

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:SRS / SRS Premium Sound
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Pink / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Pink / Black, Red


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.252 x 0.252
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 550v / AMD Radeon HD 4250 / No
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 4000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4250


Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
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, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other features

Audio system:SRS
Display diagonal (metric):39.6
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


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
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65


Motherboard chipset:AMD M880G
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II Dual-Core / AMD V
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.4
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor Model:P320 / P360 / V160
Processor Socket:Socket S1
Processor threads:2


Cable lock slot:N


Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):26.2
Height (front):3.18
Height (front) (imperial):3.18
Height (rear):3.4
Height (rear) (imperial):3.4
Width (imperial):37.6