Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop review

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Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop review
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Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop review – price, features and specs of the Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop

Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop review. This cheap 15.6-inch laptop is best for those who want to have high quality brand laptop but without spending too much for it.

Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop
Dell Inspiron N5050 with Intel Celeron processor 

The low price of the Dell Inspiron N5050 is possible because of the cheap Intel processor inserted in this computer. It is the 1.60GHz Intel Celeron B815 processor with 2MB Cache which is definitely not fast by any modern standards. There are already some smartphones on the market that have faster processors than this one. But in case you need a laptop mainly for browsing the web, watching some movies and stuff like that than Dell Inspiron N5050 will do the job just fine.

Dell Inspiron N5050 has a nice 15.6″ WLED HD display with 1366 x 768 resolution. The LED technology guarantees low power consumption and the screen is perfect for delivering crisp images with vibrant colors.

The graphics is provided by the Intel HD Graphics 3000 adapter (with shared memory) which is good for watching HD clips but forget about playing some heavy-duty games.

Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop review
Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop

Dell Inspiron N5050 usually comes with 3GB DRR3 (1333Mhz) RAM. The maximum you can upgrade is 6GB (2x slots).
The space for storage in Dell Inspiron N5050 is 320 GB. It is not the biggest hard drives out there but it is more than enough for most users.

Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop has great connectivity options which include fast 802.11b/g/n Dell Wireless adapter and Fast Ethernet LAN 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX.
Other interfaces included:

  • 1x HDMI Output
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • 1x VGA External display
  • 1x Ethernet RJ-45
  • 1x Microphone jack
  • 1x Headphone jack
  • 1x Kensington Lock Slot
  • 1x 3-in-1 memory card reader
  • 1x Integrated Webcam with mic
  • 1x AC-In

The optical drive in Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop is DVD±RW Tray-Load drive.
Dell Inspiron N5050 battery performs quite well. It is a 6-Cell Lithium Ion battery and it will hold charge for about three hours of moderate use.

This laptop dimensions are pretty standard. Dell Inspiron N5050 measures 376.0 x 260.0 x 31.52/34.53 (WxDxH mm)in size and weighs about 2.37kg.

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The price for this entry level laptop is around $400 (£300 in UK). Dell Inspiron N5050 is also offered in other more powerful configurations (with Core i5-2450M processor, more RAM…) but of course the price is much higher than this.

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12 Responses

  1. "It is the 1.60GHz Intel Celeron B815 processor with 2MB Cache which is definitely not fast by any modern standards. There are already some smartphones on the market that have faster processors than this one."

    You can't make a comparison between two CPUs, in this case, for different devices.

    Just because one CPU runs faster than another, it doesn't mean its more powerful. Its the architecture and not how fast each of the CPUs run. You might as well compare apples and oranges

  2. Actually, you can. Comparing a Smart Phone CPU to a PC CPU (in this case, the n5050's Celeron chip) is now days, considered normal. Take into consideration, many mid to high end smart phones can connect to an external screen such as an HD TV, and you can connect USB devices, such as USB Flash memory for example to them. Add in the comptibility of connecting a wireless mouse, and in some devices a keyboard as well, you have essentially a Pocket PC. The OS of the devices does count, however, Android or Mobile versions of Linux work similarly to their desktop based equivalents with support for Adobe Flash player and many other platforms. For example, Samsungs new Galaxy Note II (not yet released) uses a 1.6GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A9 with 2GB RAM. As the device uses Android 4.1, it will out perform the Celeron hands down even if the A9 chip was in an IBM based machine running Windows. Its simply a matter of changing the CPU's instruction set to allow it to run an entirely different OS.

  3. Anonymous said…talking nonsense … This is not the same type of processor

  4. I have no idea what you guys are talking about but its interesting reading the back and forth.I own a N5050 and its great and I can play heavy games,so I'm very happy.

  5. Have this laptop, it comes with intel i5 chip, 4gb RAMM upgradable too 8gb and 500gb hard drive. Same spec as a standard imac for half the price. Excellent deal and brilliant laptop for what I require.

  6. Watching you guys arguing is hilarious as usual-anyways I have this model but with a Pentium processor– so even though that might be dinosaur like to some people, I glide along blissfully while my friends have super fancy and expensive Toshibas and hp's. My computer is just as fast as theirs and for only 400 dollars! Of course I don't have all the crashes, freeze ups, and knowing all the restore points like the back of my hand lol.

  7. Don Callahan

    Actually, if this is the laptop that I'm using right now, which I'm 100% sure it is, it has an Intel Core i3 Processor with clock speeds of 2.10GHz 4GB RAM & 500GB SATA Hard Drive, not a 1.60GHz processor. I should know because the box says so and I've seen it on my local Wal-Marts website and it says it in Windows. So, this computer in real life use is pretty fast. Of course it isn't your i5-i7 processors, but it sure is pretty dang fast…

  8. Don Callahan

    And by the way it is a dual core 2nd Generation Intel Core Dual-Core i3 Processor. So, each core is at 2.10GHz. So, 1.60 is extremely inaccurate. Like I said the first time it isn't today's i5 or i7 processors but this thing can fly. Especially if you are the type that takes care of your computers and don't let it slow down. When it's at max speed it's unbelievable…

  9. Anonymous

    I was doing a resaerach on this model, finding discrepancies on its technical data betweeb several sites.

    So what happened basicaly is that ALL of you are correct: some manufacturers us the SAME name and outside but change the inside and the CPU through the production time (I have such a laptop myself from ASUS).
    The ONLY way you get the correct data for your laptop or similar is on the manufacturer's technical website, with the actual device serial number, which points you to the correct factory batch/period and therefore to the matching hardware specs.

  10. Anonymous

    Is this a joke? My Dell Inspiron N5050 has i3 processor(2nd Gen)@ 2.30GHz,4GB RAM,2Gb graphic card and I haven't upgraded anything. -.-

  11. It is not a joke, there are many different versions of the Dell Inspiron N5050, with different specs and price.

  12. Great laptop for the money, the Inspiron N5050 is a reliable computer offered on a good price.

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