Dell Inspiron 5100 looks pretty solid and has a large 14” display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The anti-glare feature allows you to have better visibility on the screen. The keyboard is quite comfortable to use and has good layout too. The touchpad is responsive so you can navigate easily in this notebook. Under the hood, Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz processor is paired with ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 and the 266MHz DDR SDRAM (available from 128MB up to 1GB).
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition runs smoothly in this notebook. The operating system is optional since you can also use Windows XP Professional. 40 GB of internal hard drive is available to accommodate your files. The Inspiron 5100 is also equipped with CD-RW / DVD-ROM drives, 802.11b wireless, two USB 2.0 ports, stereo speakers, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) wireless antenna, S-Video out, and 3.5 mm audio input. The dual-band antenna is an advantage since it can optimize signal reception.
Other features / software:
- Corel WordPerfect Productivity Pack
- Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office XP (Small Business or Professional).
- Third-party applications are also available including InterVideo’s WinDVD for DVD playback, and Roxio’s Easy CD Creator for CD burning.
Dimensions: 1.72 inches (h) x 10.8 inches (w) x 12.9 inches (d)
Weight: 7.35 pounds