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Dell Inspiron Laptop Review – N5010 Intel i7 Q740

January 15th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Updated on Oct 2015

This is a Dell laptop review. I needed a new laptop for mainly office tasks, video editing, video conferences, etc. Its specs make it a good gaming laptop as well. You can find the technical specs further down this page.

Here are my Dell laptop specs. If you’re looking for a good laptop,  these specs would be a good guide line:

Note that it doesn’t have to be an Inspiron, it can be a Studio or Vostro or XPS, as long as it has good specs (cpu, memory, etc), you’re on the right track. Also, it does’nt have to be an i7 cpu, i5 has good performance and will be good also. I also want to clarify that this Dell is better than my OLD acer, but new ACERs are just as good (Bought 2 for my nephews). I have lots of experience with Acers and they are always a good choice to consider as well.

Operating System :
System Model: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64 bit)

Model: Dell Inc. Inspiron N5010 A08

Processor 1.73 gigahertz Intel Core i7 Q 740
32 kilobyte primary memory cache

1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache

64-bit ready

Multi-core (4 total)

Drives:

WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) 5400 rpm

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L633C [Optical drive]

Memory Modules:
Installed Memory:

6GB DDR3 1333MHZ total

Slot ‘DIMM_A’ has 2048 MB  (serial number 6201F76B)

Slot ‘DIMM_B’ has 4096 MB  (serial number 485DFB62)

Display:

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 [Display adapter]

Generic PnP LED Monitor (15.3″vis)

Misc:

  • 3 USB slots
  • 1 eSATA/USB slot
  • HDMI
  • Bluetooth
  • memory card reader (all in 1)

Dell laptops on AMAZON.COM

UPDATE 22-OCT-2015:
My up until now trusty Dell would not start. I tried using a backup image but with no results. The computer does start in Safe mode. I Have checked for viruses and tried to use all sorts of restore techniques but with no results. I have to say that in retrospective the Dell would heat up to 99 Celsius (if the room is not air conditioned) or more so I can guess that the inability to load Win7 may involve a hardware problem, maybe the hard disk.
I’m now using a new Lenovo Z50 with i7 cpu and Windows 10 . The Lenovo is much quieter, almost no heat at all is sensed, BUT, it is not as fast as the Win7 Dell. I can just hope it will hold at least 5 years as the Dell did. It may be a good idea to replace the HD with a flash memory type drive, for more reliability, faster performance and less heat.

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