Dell Inspiron 1545 Coming Soon

Dell will formally introduce the Inspiron 1545 at CES 2009. The Inspiron 1545 will replace the 1525/1526 as Dell’s mainstream consumer notebook. The biggest change is that the new Inspiron will use Intel’s Montevina platform, which has dramatically better graphics performance.

The Dell Inspiron 1545 will be sold in several retail configurations and will be customizable with a wide array of components and personalization options. No word on pricing, but they should be on par with the existing 1525 line.

Dell has fallen behind the update curve with the Inspiron line since it hasn’t yet moved to the Montevina platform as its competitors did several months ago. This refresh should make the Inspiron line much more competitive.

Here are some early images of the Inspiron 1545, along with specifications. Notably absent from this round of spec sheets are AMD and ATI components. Earlier this year Dell snubbed AMD by removing AMD-powered Inspirons from its Web site.

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176 Comments

  • michaela says:

    I just recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545 a couple of weeks ago at Best Buy, I was wondering if there are going to be any accessories available for this new model yet.

  • michaela says:

    I just recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545 a couple of weeks ago at Best Buy, I was wondering if there are going to be any accessories available for this new model yet.

  • Ralph says:

    I recently purchased two of these and so far they are both outstanding. I purchased both from Best Buy while they are on sale for under $600.00 each.

    I have received excellent assistance with the couple questions that I had from both Best Buy and Dell.

  • Ralph says:

    I recently purchased two of these and so far they are both outstanding. I purchased both from Best Buy while they are on sale for under $600.00 each.

    I have received excellent assistance with the couple questions that I had from both Best Buy and Dell.

  • Ryan Cooper says:

    i’ve just got one, amazing!

  • Ryan Cooper says:

    i’ve just got one, amazing!

  • Ricky says:

    I just bought one too, started to get nervous when i could not find it on the dell website for sale. Same as above Best Buy for 600, 2.0GHZ Duo 800Mhz FSB, 4Gb, 320GB, seems to be a no frills no nonsense laptop, but ihave only had it out of the box for 2 hrs…

  • Ricky says:

    I just bought one too, started to get nervous when i could not find it on the dell website for sale. Same as above Best Buy for 600, 2.0GHZ Duo 800Mhz FSB, 4Gb, 320GB, seems to be a no frills no nonsense laptop, but ihave only had it out of the box for 2 hrs…

  • John says:

    Purchased it a week ago – stunning machine for the price.

    Pros – great design, very powerful.

    Cons – no internal bluetooth or webcam.

    Overall – very, very pleased.

    • Greg says:

      I bought one at best buy for 599, it had the 4GB and 320GB hard drive and also included a built-in webcam. Very pleased. I am looking for a site to buy a skin cover for it…I can only find for the 1525 model.

      • tyhoang says:

        did you ever find a website for covers for the inspiron 1545?

        • luke says:

          yea, did you ever find a place to get skins for this laptop? i’ve looked all over the internet and can’t find it. i want to create a custom one.

  • John says:

    Purchased it a week ago – stunning machine for the price.

    Pros – great design, very powerful.

    Cons – no internal bluetooth or webcam.

    Overall – very, very pleased.

    • Greg says:

      I bought one at best buy for 599, it had the 4GB and 320GB hard drive and also included a built-in webcam. Very pleased. I am looking for a site to buy a skin cover for it…I can only find for the 1525 model.

      • tyhoang says:

        did you ever find a website for covers for the inspiron 1545?

        • luke says:

          yea, did you ever find a place to get skins for this laptop? i’ve looked all over the internet and can’t find it. i want to create a custom one.

  • Kelly says:

    Just got one myself for $599.00, this machine is great! Also looking for a skin, has anyone found where to get one ???

  • Kelly says:

    Just got one myself for $599.00, this machine is great! Also looking for a skin, has anyone found where to get one ???

  • Teddi says:

    I purchased one at Best Buy last night. Not happy. It is slower than my old notebook and the mouse pad is not sensitive, even after adjusting it. I have to beat on it to set the curser and the scroll is difficult to get going. Not sure if I should return it. I will call Best Buy and Dell. :*(

  • Teddi says:

    I purchased one at Best Buy last night. Not happy. It is slower than my old notebook and the mouse pad is not sensitive, even after adjusting it. I have to beat on it to set the curser and the scroll is difficult to get going. Not sure if I should return it. I will call Best Buy and Dell. :*(

  • Jimmy says:

    Does not have dedicated buttons for increasing volume, brightness etc – these have been combined with the function keys – so to access the regular function keys you have to press another key and then the appropriate function key you want.

    • KIRAN says:

      Hi,

      Just goto dell touchpad (the one that blinks in the task bar) and change the setting accordingly. Increase the scroll sensitivity, and it (scrolling of pages) works like a charm.

      Regards,

      Kiran

      Abstain from every form of Evil – Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:22

    • KIRAN says:

      Hi,

      F8, F9, F4, F5. If they aren’t working, you might have to change the funstion of these function keys in BIOS.

    • bobby says:

      you can change that setting in the bios if you want the function keys to be defaulted.

  • Jimmy says:

    Does not have dedicated buttons for increasing volume, brightness etc – these have been combined with the function keys – so to access the regular function keys you have to press another key and then the appropriate function key you want.

    • KIRAN says:

      Hi,

      Just goto dell touchpad (the one that blinks in the task bar) and change the setting accordingly. Increase the scroll sensitivity, and it (scrolling of pages) works like a charm.

      Regards,

      Kiran

      Abstain from every form of Evil – Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:22

    • KIRAN says:

      Hi,

      F8, F9, F4, F5. If they aren’t working, you might have to change the funstion of these function keys in BIOS.

    • bobby says:

      you can change that setting in the bios if you want the function keys to be defaulted.

  • Rose says:

    Hi, I’m thinking of buying one of these… just one question… I can’t see ports for speakers/earphones on the pics above. Does it have them?

  • Rose says:

    Hi, I’m thinking of buying one of these… just one question… I can’t see ports for speakers/earphones on the pics above. Does it have them?

  • Sol says:

    Rose – on the front panel :-)

  • Sol says:

    Rose – on the front panel :-)

  • Shibli Chowdhury says:

    Hi, me @ dhaka, Bangladesh. Ma brother bought Inspiron1545 from best buy USA. Itz superub note book & very user friendly. Thanx shibli

    • halima says:

      hi, ive just ordered this laptop inspiron 1545, with 320gb. i was just wondering would you say this is easy to use, has your brother had any problems with this so far? thanks

  • Shibli Chowdhury says:

    Hi, me @ dhaka, Bangladesh. Ma brother bought Inspiron1545 from best buy USA. Itz superub note book & very user friendly. Thanx shibli

    • halima says:

      hi, ive just ordered this laptop inspiron 1545, with 320gb. i was just wondering would you say this is easy to use, has your brother had any problems with this so far? thanks

  • TEK-NIQ says:

    I got 2 of these bad boys a couple days ago, they are running with no problems so far. the programs run pretty fast as well, you can’t go wrong with it.

  • TEK-NIQ says:

    I got 2 of these bad boys a couple days ago, they are running with no problems so far. the programs run pretty fast as well, you can’t go wrong with it.

  • joey says:

    bought it at bestbuy for 499 love it but hate the service at yorbalinda bestbuy they are stuck up and rude

  • joey says:

    bought it at bestbuy for 499 love it but hate the service at yorbalinda bestbuy they are stuck up and rude

  • wayne says:

    I don’t know, I like men

  • wayne says:

    I don’t know, I like men

  • gilles joanisse says:

    i was wondering if the 1545 came with bluetooth or is it an option?

  • gilles joanisse says:

    i was wondering if the 1545 came with bluetooth or is it an option?

  • Dave says:

    Just bought one from dell for £388 with bluetooth, web cam and microsatin finish

    Great piece of kit and a bargain prie compared to other laptops.

  • Dave says:

    Just bought one from dell for £388 with bluetooth, web cam and microsatin finish

    Great piece of kit and a bargain prie compared to other laptops.

  • Erik says:

    I bought one 2 weeks ago, preloaded with Vista Home Premium (a little hesitant about that at first). I have to say, I am very impressed. The speed is superb, it immediately connected to my home network (after configuring the SSID) and is working like a charm. The only negative comment I can make is regarding the integrated webcam. You really have to have bright light surroundings to get a decent picture, unlike the USB webcam on my old laptop which still works relatively well in low-light situations. Apart from that, it is an awesome laptop at an incredible price.

  • Erik says:

    I bought one 2 weeks ago, preloaded with Vista Home Premium (a little hesitant about that at first). I have to say, I am very impressed. The speed is superb, it immediately connected to my home network (after configuring the SSID) and is working like a charm. The only negative comment I can make is regarding the integrated webcam. You really have to have bright light surroundings to get a decent picture, unlike the USB webcam on my old laptop which still works relatively well in low-light situations. Apart from that, it is an awesome laptop at an incredible price.

  • Abdo says:

    is 700 us dollars a goo price

  • Abdo says:

    is 700 us dollars a goo price

  • mike says:

    I got it from dell for $648.37

    Including:

    250 GB

    4GB RAM

    Californa Tax

    Shipping 2nd Day

    Bluetooth

    1.3 webcam

    10 GB Online Storage

    go buy directly from dell. Ut’s shipper than best buy. And you can configure it per your needs.

  • mike says:

    I got it from dell for $648.37

    Including:

    250 GB

    4GB RAM

    Californa Tax

    Shipping 2nd Day

    Bluetooth

    1.3 webcam

    10 GB Online Storage

    go buy directly from dell. Ut’s shipper than best buy. And you can configure it per your needs.

  • marney mason says:

    Does it have an SD Card reader? Built in?

  • marney mason says:

    Does it have an SD Card reader? Built in?

  • bilal says:

    yes,i have it 2 months ago with vista basic home

    working fine. its battery timing is 2:30 hrs

  • bilal says:

    yes,i have it 2 months ago with vista basic home

    working fine. its battery timing is 2:30 hrs

  • Avi says:

    Hey all,

    I ordered one today..

    Impressed by the reiviews, except there is no HDMI Output and Blth..

    Performace review was awsome..

    Got in for 560£.. good deal ..!!

    have 4gb ram and p8600 processor.. included blth…

    Cheers..

  • Avi says:

    Hey all,

    I ordered one today..

    Impressed by the reiviews, except there is no HDMI Output and Blth..

    Performace review was awsome..

    Got in for 560£.. good deal ..!!

    have 4gb ram and p8600 processor.. included blth…

    Cheers..

  • CJ says:

    I just purchased the 1545. I can not WAIT until it is delivered!! Updates I had configured: 4GB of RAM, 64bit OS, integrated blue tooth, 2day free shipping. Nothing comes close to matching the specifications for this price: $586.00 total!! The closest was a Toshiba, but it started at $799.00 before tax and before shipping etc.

    -TTYL-

  • CJ says:

    I just purchased the 1545. I can not WAIT until it is delivered!! Updates I had configured: 4GB of RAM, 64bit OS, integrated blue tooth, 2day free shipping. Nothing comes close to matching the specifications for this price: $586.00 total!! The closest was a Toshiba, but it started at $799.00 before tax and before shipping etc.

    -TTYL-

  • Lauren says:

    Where can we get skin’s for it. I’ve been lookin for hours! skinit doesn’t have 1545 yet, so I can’t find it.. Any one know??

  • Lauren says:

    Where can we get skin’s for it. I’ve been lookin for hours! skinit doesn’t have 1545 yet, so I can’t find it.. Any one know??

  • boris badenov says:

    I bought one of these Dell’s and I stripped out Vista. I wish you could buy a laptop without an OS. Then I installed Apple’s Leopard OSX , made a few patches and I have a wonderful hackbook for far less than Apple charges.

  • boris badenov says:

    I bought one of these Dell’s and I stripped out Vista. I wish you could buy a laptop without an OS. Then I installed Apple’s Leopard OSX , made a few patches and I have a wonderful hackbook for far less than Apple charges.

  • aamer says:

    I just recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545 a week ago it is intel(R) centrino core(tm)2 Duo 2gb

    ram 4gb hard 320gb all is great but i cannot install

    bluetooth in it when installation completed it asked me to on bluetooth by fn+f2 but its not working plz tell me how i can install it..thanks

  • aamer says:

    I just recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545 a week ago it is intel(R) centrino core(tm)2 Duo 2gb

    ram 4gb hard 320gb all is great but i cannot install

    bluetooth in it when installation completed it asked me to on bluetooth by fn+f2 but its not working plz tell me how i can install it..thanks

  • khan says:

    I just recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545 a week ago it is intel(R) centrino core(tm)2 Duo 2gb

    ram 4gb hard 320gb all is great but i cannot install

    bluetooth in it when installation completed it asked me to on bluetooth by fn+f2 but its not working plz tell me how i can install it..thanks

    • Kiran says:

      Just use F2 key alone. You need not use it with Fn key. If it doesn’t work, pls goto to bios and change the setting.

  • khan says:

    I just recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545 a week ago it is intel(R) centrino core(tm)2 Duo 2gb

    ram 4gb hard 320gb all is great but i cannot install

    bluetooth in it when installation completed it asked me to on bluetooth by fn+f2 but its not working plz tell me how i can install it..thanks

    • Kiran says:

      Just use F2 key alone. You need not use it with Fn key. If it doesn’t work, pls goto to bios and change the setting.

  • Shruthi says:

    I purchased Inspiron 1545 one month ego.It is excellent in its design and features. But Its making random noise. Has anyone faced the noise problem with this laptop?

    • Kiran says:

      It shouldn’t make any random noises as such. If it does, most probably, it should be from the hard drive, fan or the cd drive. Check once again and contact Dell.

  • Shruthi says:

    I purchased Inspiron 1545 one month ego.It is excellent in its design and features. But Its making random noise. Has anyone faced the noise problem with this laptop?

    • Kiran says:

      It shouldn’t make any random noises as such. If it does, most probably, it should be from the hard drive, fan or the cd drive. Check once again and contact Dell.

  • joe says:

    Dell 1545 just 3 weeks old and needs heavy duty service.

    worked ok for 2 weeks, then problems began

    until service tech arrives in 3-5 days its a $700 paperweight

    a real disappointment

  • joe says:

    Dell 1545 just 3 weeks old and needs heavy duty service.

    worked ok for 2 weeks, then problems began

    until service tech arrives in 3-5 days its a $700 paperweight

    a real disappointment

  • Cathy says:

    Hi, I’m thinking of getting Dell 1545 for my homeuse. It has all the features I wanted but one thing I’m not sure if Dell 1545 has the TV output or not. Do you know? Thanks.

  • Cathy says:

    Hi, I’m thinking of getting Dell 1545 for my homeuse. It has all the features I wanted but one thing I’m not sure if Dell 1545 has the TV output or not. Do you know? Thanks.

  • Donald says:

    I just ordered the dell inspriron 1545 april 15 and it wont get here intill may 7th i dont know why it is taking so long to get here but i’m very excited to get it for my online classes.

  • Donald says:

    I just ordered the dell inspriron 1545 april 15 and it wont get here intill may 7th i dont know why it is taking so long to get here but i’m very excited to get it for my online classes.

  • vinoth says:

    plz anyone give me the procedure to open the express card slot in the dell inspiron 1545 model.

    i need help !!!!!!!!

  • vinoth says:

    plz anyone give me the procedure to open the express card slot in the dell inspiron 1545 model.

    i need help !!!!!!!!

  • Santosh Maharjan says:

    Just got one recently. It does not have dialup modem built in.

    BTW, why I have to press the fn button to use function keys. For example to refresh, I must key in fn button and F5 together. Pressing F5 key alone increases the brightness of the LCD. Can I set it the other way round? Does anyone have idea?

    • Pat says:

      You might talk to someone further about the dial-up modem. I talked to several people at Best Buy about the dial-up and not everyone knew that you could purchase a separate connector to be able to use dial-up. I have yet to purchase this laptop and do not know first hand, but you might check into it further. Best Buy actually did not have the connector needed but I did find it at another electronic store. Good Luck.

  • Santosh Maharjan says:

    Just got one recently. It does not have dialup modem built in.

    BTW, why I have to press the fn button to use function keys. For example to refresh, I must key in fn button and F5 together. Pressing F5 key alone increases the brightness of the LCD. Can I set it the other way round? Does anyone have idea?

    • Pat says:

      You might talk to someone further about the dial-up modem. I talked to several people at Best Buy about the dial-up and not everyone knew that you could purchase a separate connector to be able to use dial-up. I have yet to purchase this laptop and do not know first hand, but you might check into it further. Best Buy actually did not have the connector needed but I did find it at another electronic store. Good Luck.

  • amjad pak says:

    dell 1545 graphic memory is too much low only 96 mb system memory

    autocad & 3d max not good working

    iwant increase my memory like 256 or 512

    plzz tell me about

  • amjad pak says:

    dell 1545 graphic memory is too much low only 96 mb system memory

    autocad & 3d max not good working

    iwant increase my memory like 256 or 512

    plzz tell me about

  • amjad pak says:

    dell 1545 graphic system memory only 96 mb

    this one very low memory

    i can not play hd videos

  • amjad pak says:

    dell 1545 graphic system memory only 96 mb

    this one very low memory

    i can not play hd videos

  • Oscar Nunez says:

    I bought a Inspiron 1545 from dell, with a 320GB HDD, DVD RW, 3GB of ram and an intel core 2 Duo, With windows vista home premium x64 installed and with webcam, all i can say is that this laptop is a bargin for 500$ and its quick, i couldn’t be more impressed with the gaming performance on this baby this laptop kicks ass thats all i can say and i would highly recommend it to everyone.

    • ymd says:

      I just purchased the 1545 @ Dell for 479.00 + 23.00 tax. It came with 320 gb HDD, DVD rw, 4G Ram,Intel Duo 2 Core, vista Premium x64 bit no cam – it is for a 9th grader- and I am very happy- oh it also came with Roxio – free.

    • mike says:

      Can it support the new command and conquer games?

  • Oscar Nunez says:

    I bought a Inspiron 1545 from dell, with a 320GB HDD, DVD RW, 3GB of ram and an intel core 2 Duo, With windows vista home premium x64 installed and with webcam, all i can say is that this laptop is a bargin for 500$ and its quick, i couldn’t be more impressed with the gaming performance on this baby this laptop kicks ass thats all i can say and i would highly recommend it to everyone.

    • ymd says:

      I just purchased the 1545 @ Dell for 479.00 + 23.00 tax. It came with 320 gb HDD, DVD rw, 4G Ram,Intel Duo 2 Core, vista Premium x64 bit no cam – it is for a 9th grader- and I am very happy- oh it also came with Roxio – free.

    • mike says:

      Can it support the new command and conquer games?

  • Emuobosa Onerhime says:

    I just bought one two days ago from Equipment Hall in Nigeria. I am using it to post this comment. The product is wonderful, fast and durable. The battery life is about 4 hours apart from other pros. The only con for me is “bluetooth”. I don’t think it came with bluetooth.

    I would recommend it for programmers like me.

  • Emuobosa Onerhime says:

    I just bought one two days ago from Equipment Hall in Nigeria. I am using it to post this comment. The product is wonderful, fast and durable. The battery life is about 4 hours apart from other pros. The only con for me is “bluetooth”. I don’t think it came with bluetooth.

    I would recommend it for programmers like me.

  • Eric says:

    Bought a Inspiron 1545 in March. It has never worked right since it came out of the box. I thought at first it was a Vista problem as I have never used it before. However, when I type text in any format: Notepad, Wordpad, MS Word, AOL e-mail, etc. the rotten thing does automatic text editing without a command. I contacted Dell Support after two months, over a week of lost work time just fiddling with it with tech support folks, 14 hours of DELLCONNECT work online with their tecnnicians, I still do not have a computer I can use in my office. We did Malware, Adware, Virus scans, we did typing exercises, System Restore, they sent a technician who replace the keyboard to no avail, the next week another technician replaced the hard drive to no effect. Finally, they agree to replace the laptop and sent another 1545 which I took out of the book and went immediately to Notepad without going on the next, putting a disk in it, or doing anything but start it and open the Notepad accessory. The new computer does the same thing. It edits text with no command to do so just as if I had the Control Key pressed and hit hot key buttons.

    Since i have discovered on line other Dell 1545 customers have had the same problem

    Now, let me speak of their customer support — a hateful automatic cue to which have to credit with wasting vast quantities of my time. I have been shunted back and forth between Customer Serive folks, Hard and Soft Ware technicians, up one step to supervisors, and have had four supervisors PROMISE to call me back if designated windows of time to resolve the matter; NO CALL BACK! It is the most maddeningly frustated I have ever been in my life.

    So right now I sit with two brand new 1545 laptops that are unusable for my work. No Dell promise has ever been kept. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY A DELL, DO IT THROUGH A LOCAL SHOP OR RETAILER; SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY TALK TO A PERSON WHO CAN’T SHUNT YOU BACK AND FORTH; AND FAIL TO FULFILL CUSTOMER SERVICE PROMISES.

    DELL IS OFF MY LIST OF SUPPLIERS; I WILL NEVER AGAIN PURCHASE ONE, THIS WAS MY THIRD FOR WORK PURPOSES; MAINLY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION — THEY ARE A CUT RATE FIRM WITH NOT SENSE OF SERVICE.

  • Eric says:

    Bought a Inspiron 1545 in March. It has never worked right since it came out of the box. I thought at first it was a Vista problem as I have never used it before. However, when I type text in any format: Notepad, Wordpad, MS Word, AOL e-mail, etc. the rotten thing does automatic text editing without a command. I contacted Dell Support after two months, over a week of lost work time just fiddling with it with tech support folks, 14 hours of DELLCONNECT work online with their tecnnicians, I still do not have a computer I can use in my office. We did Malware, Adware, Virus scans, we did typing exercises, System Restore, they sent a technician who replace the keyboard to no avail, the next week another technician replaced the hard drive to no effect. Finally, they agree to replace the laptop and sent another 1545 which I took out of the book and went immediately to Notepad without going on the next, putting a disk in it, or doing anything but start it and open the Notepad accessory. The new computer does the same thing. It edits text with no command to do so just as if I had the Control Key pressed and hit hot key buttons.

    Since i have discovered on line other Dell 1545 customers have had the same problem

    Now, let me speak of their customer support — a hateful automatic cue to which have to credit with wasting vast quantities of my time. I have been shunted back and forth between Customer Serive folks, Hard and Soft Ware technicians, up one step to supervisors, and have had four supervisors PROMISE to call me back if designated windows of time to resolve the matter; NO CALL BACK! It is the most maddeningly frustated I have ever been in my life.

    So right now I sit with two brand new 1545 laptops that are unusable for my work. No Dell promise has ever been kept. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY A DELL, DO IT THROUGH A LOCAL SHOP OR RETAILER; SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY TALK TO A PERSON WHO CAN’T SHUNT YOU BACK AND FORTH; AND FAIL TO FULFILL CUSTOMER SERVICE PROMISES.

    DELL IS OFF MY LIST OF SUPPLIERS; I WILL NEVER AGAIN PURCHASE ONE, THIS WAS MY THIRD FOR WORK PURPOSES; MAINLY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION — THEY ARE A CUT RATE FIRM WITH NOT SENSE OF SERVICE.

  • big E says:

    Not sure what to think about the 1545. Gateway had a note book for the same price with 4GB and 320 HD, but it was sold out and they didn’t know when they would get more in. My 1545 has 3 GB, 250 HD and the price was $499.00 at Best Buy, plus Tennessee tax. Seem like a good pc. Hard Drive and ram are plenty for me. I will never fill the hard drive up anyway. Webcam is great. Like sending voice and video emails. Only had it a day. The battery’s are not a big deal for me since i keep it plug into the wall. Time will tell, will wait and see…………….

  • big E says:

    Not sure what to think about the 1545. Gateway had a note book for the same price with 4GB and 320 HD, but it was sold out and they didn’t know when they would get more in. My 1545 has 3 GB, 250 HD and the price was $499.00 at Best Buy, plus Tennessee tax. Seem like a good pc. Hard Drive and ram are plenty for me. I will never fill the hard drive up anyway. Webcam is great. Like sending voice and video emails. Only had it a day. The battery’s are not a big deal for me since i keep it plug into the wall. Time will tell, will wait and see…………….

  • ron says:

    Can someone tell me how to right click using the touch pad on the 1545. This is the first touch pad i have ever used.. Thanks in Advance…

  • ron says:

    Can someone tell me how to right click using the touch pad on the 1545. This is the first touch pad i have ever used.. Thanks in Advance…

  • shylie says:

    hey i love my dell inspiron 1545 the only thing that i am not so crazy about is the mouse…and i have looked everywhere for skins for my laptop but cant find them anywhere! any one know where i can find them???

    • megg says:

      me too! The mouse always gets caught and stuck . I have to right click left click to get it normal again. Which I can buy the wirless mouse anyways. But the whole skin it thing, dell lied to me and cancelled my order by mistake. Then had to quick ship me the black ins 1545.I didn’t want it cause it was black. He said I could get a skin at skin it .com. -he lied! no skins ANYWHERE for this damn thing. I am so mad I am now stuck with this stupid black color- ick.

  • shylie says:

    hey i love my dell inspiron 1545 the only thing that i am not so crazy about is the mouse…and i have looked everywhere for skins for my laptop but cant find them anywhere! any one know where i can find them???

    • megg says:

      me too! The mouse always gets caught and stuck . I have to right click left click to get it normal again. Which I can buy the wirless mouse anyways. But the whole skin it thing, dell lied to me and cancelled my order by mistake. Then had to quick ship me the black ins 1545.I didn’t want it cause it was black. He said I could get a skin at skin it .com. -he lied! no skins ANYWHERE for this damn thing. I am so mad I am now stuck with this stupid black color- ick.

  • alice says:

    where can i find it’s built in microphone?

    thks

  • alice says:

    where can i find it’s built in microphone?

    thks

  • John says:

    Decent machine – pity about it’s lame video card – which isn’t really a card. It can’t run graphic rich games. I did get it to run San Andreas by turning off all that Vista nonsense. Will upgrade to Windows 7 when it comes out. Vista is a drag on this machine.

    • Paul says:

      Is there anyway to run any newer games on this computer so they won’t be slow and choppy and unplayable?

      • Paul says:

        Or is the video card replaceable? i’ve heard that they are not on laptops. ive tried shutting off features and it never helps the gameplay so i figured it was a video card problem?

        • John says:

          It does not have a seperate video card – this is not a gaming machine. You cannot replace the video card because it does not have one. You would have to replace the entire motherboard.

          If playing a game turn down the game specs – graphic quality, etc, and you migt get away with it – just.

          • Paul says:

            thanks john. Took your advice and it works on some newer games. Appreciate it.

          • John says:

            No problem – glad to be of help.

            You could also revert Vista back to a less memory draining display. Right click on desktop/personalise/wimdows colour and appearance. I switched mine to Windows Classic. You don’t get the Vista animation, etc, but it does free up huge amounts of memory. This machine needs all the help it can get to run games.

          • Paul says:

            its weird, my machine played something like the new batman but not the new transformers game, batman was slow but not choppy/unplayable like transformers was. i will definitely try changing the appearance. i have a program called game booster that also shuts down all the programs running in the background, tried that and it helps alittle. do you think its just vista that draws this much memory or do you think Windows Seven will have the same problem. Also, if you have anymore advice like the changing of the display please let me know. Thanks again….

          • John says:

            I now have a duel boot – with Vista and Windows 7. W7 is much cleaner and lighter than Vista, and taked much less memory to run. It is also much faster at booting and shutting down. I am now tempted to wipe Vista totally – but will see how W7 develops.

            The main problem with this machine is the lack of a video card, which no operating system can do anything about I’m afraid. Bummer – but that’s the way it goes.

  • John says:

    Decent machine – pity about it’s lame video card – which isn’t really a card. It can’t run graphic rich games. I did get it to run San Andreas by turning off all that Vista nonsense. Will upgrade to Windows 7 when it comes out. Vista is a drag on this machine.

    • Paul says:

      Is there anyway to run any newer games on this computer so they won’t be slow and choppy and unplayable?

      • Paul says:

        Or is the video card replaceable? i’ve heard that they are not on laptops. ive tried shutting off features and it never helps the gameplay so i figured it was a video card problem?

        • John says:

          It does not have a seperate video card – this is not a gaming machine. You cannot replace the video card because it does not have one. You would have to replace the entire motherboard.

          If playing a game turn down the game specs – graphic quality, etc, and you migt get away with it – just.

          • Paul says:

            thanks john. Took your advice and it works on some newer games. Appreciate it.

          • John says:

            No problem – glad to be of help.

            You could also revert Vista back to a less memory draining display. Right click on desktop/personalise/wimdows colour and appearance. I switched mine to Windows Classic. You don’t get the Vista animation, etc, but it does free up huge amounts of memory. This machine needs all the help it can get to run games.

          • Paul says:

            its weird, my machine played something like the new batman but not the new transformers game, batman was slow but not choppy/unplayable like transformers was. i will definitely try changing the appearance. i have a program called game booster that also shuts down all the programs running in the background, tried that and it helps alittle. do you think its just vista that draws this much memory or do you think Windows Seven will have the same problem. Also, if you have anymore advice like the changing of the display please let me know. Thanks again….

          • John says:

            I now have a duel boot – with Vista and Windows 7. W7 is much cleaner and lighter than Vista, and taked much less memory to run. It is also much faster at booting and shutting down. I am now tempted to wipe Vista totally – but will see how W7 develops.

            The main problem with this machine is the lack of a video card, which no operating system can do anything about I’m afraid. Bummer – but that’s the way it goes.

  • Paul says:

    So you can’t play any new games on it then? I got the 1545 and have had the “touch pad sticking” problems which really didn’t bother. The thing i find bothersome is i can’t play new games like Devil May Cry 4, Gears of War or any new game for that matter. They run choppy and slow . Is there anything i can do to improve the gaming situation short of buying a new laptop, cause that is not an option…Thanks to anyone who can help.

  • Paul says:

    So you can’t play any new games on it then? I got the 1545 and have had the “touch pad sticking” problems which really didn’t bother. The thing i find bothersome is i can’t play new games like Devil May Cry 4, Gears of War or any new game for that matter. They run choppy and slow . Is there anything i can do to improve the gaming situation short of buying a new laptop, cause that is not an option…Thanks to anyone who can help.

  • bioswife2010 says:

    i found skins for the 1545 on skinit.com just incase anyone was wondering the only thing im wondering if anyone hase found hard cases for it? if so let me know thanx

  • bioswife2010 says:

    i found skins for the 1545 on skinit.com just incase anyone was wondering the only thing im wondering if anyone hase found hard cases for it? if so let me know thanx

  • Colin says:

    Anyone know if you can get a TV output from the 1545, I bought this one a few months ago but need a video output for Kareoke (I DJ). My old machines had TV outputs (yellow phono) but 1454 has no S video or yellow phono how do I connect to TV? Is there a VGA or USB to TV (phono) connecter/adapter available for this rig?

  • Colin says:

    Anyone know if you can get a TV output from the 1545, I bought this one a few months ago but need a video output for Kareoke (I DJ). My old machines had TV outputs (yellow phono) but 1454 has no S video or yellow phono how do I connect to TV? Is there a VGA or USB to TV (phono) connecter/adapter available for this rig?

  • ron says:

    Hate the touch pad. I use a mouse instead. Much better. I see so many 1545’s with 3 GB’S of ram and 4 Gb’s of ram. And anywhere from 250 GB hard drive to 320. Wonder why they are not all the same ? I like the dell lap top but, it was not my first choice. I was going to get a Gateway for the same price $499.00 had 4 gb’s ram 320 hard drive but they were out of them and didn’t know when they would get anymore in…

  • ron says:

    Hate the touch pad. I use a mouse instead. Much better. I see so many 1545’s with 3 GB’S of ram and 4 Gb’s of ram. And anywhere from 250 GB hard drive to 320. Wonder why they are not all the same ? I like the dell lap top but, it was not my first choice. I was going to get a Gateway for the same price $499.00 had 4 gb’s ram 320 hard drive but they were out of them and didn’t know when they would get anymore in…

  • Sean says:

    The 1545 is an adequete machine, but don’t buy one from PC World/Comet/Dixons. My machine needed a new screen, so sent it off to their ‘Tech Guys’. Came back with a pixel malfunction on the new screen. Three days later, broke down completely. Presently back with ‘Tech Guys’ and apparently needs a new motherboard!! My request for a refund or replacement under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 as amended was refused. Contacted the Trading Standards office and they told me to write to PC World stating that if it is’t repaired in a reasonable period of time, they must replace or refund, otherwise I should take the to court. Wish I’d never purchased it – flickering screen, ‘sticky’ keyboard, wierd function button defaults…. and bejaysus, they are advertising the bloody thing on the tv even as I type!! Folks, avoid this laptop and definately avoid PC World!

  • Sean says:

    The 1545 is an adequete machine, but don’t buy one from PC World/Comet/Dixons. My machine needed a new screen, so sent it off to their ‘Tech Guys’. Came back with a pixel malfunction on the new screen. Three days later, broke down completely. Presently back with ‘Tech Guys’ and apparently needs a new motherboard!! My request for a refund or replacement under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 as amended was refused. Contacted the Trading Standards office and they told me to write to PC World stating that if it is’t repaired in a reasonable period of time, they must replace or refund, otherwise I should take the to court. Wish I’d never purchased it – flickering screen, ‘sticky’ keyboard, wierd function button defaults…. and bejaysus, they are advertising the bloody thing on the tv even as I type!! Folks, avoid this laptop and definately avoid PC World!

  • Sean says:

    oh, in case anyone was wondering, had to purchase a ‘loan’ laptop from PC World while mine is being repaired. Stupidly, accepted another 1545, hence the missing letters in my previous post; the keyboard on this one I am using is even worse than my original machine!

  • Sean says:

    oh, in case anyone was wondering, had to purchase a ‘loan’ laptop from PC World while mine is being repaired. Stupidly, accepted another 1545, hence the missing letters in my previous post; the keyboard on this one I am using is even worse than my original machine!

  • ghost38901 says:

    hello i am having a problem connecting my 1545 to my tv, i have a http://imgs.tootoo.com/37/0d/370d3b8daf76a3d6f4… cord (vga to s video) but i cant seem to get it to show on tv. Do I have to change a setting on my laptop to get it to show or what? any answers greatly appreciated

  • stephanie says:

    does anyone know of a skin to go around the keyboard of the 1545? my laptop is shiny black and shows every fingerprint, hair, and breath mark – which is obnoxious. skinit only makes ones for the cover. HELP???

  • stephanie says:

    does anyone know of a skin to go around the keyboard of the 1545? my laptop is shiny black and shows every fingerprint, hair, and breath mark – which is obnoxious. skinit only makes ones for the cover. HELP???

  • ShirokChiBara says:

    i have played the devil may cry 4 demo on this computer and it was fine… i got the one that's priced at 598 with a 500G hard drive… the main thing you have to watch on games is to not set the quality to high… as for videos it'll play high def beautifully… now i really was hesitant to get this computer… but not now.. the only problem i have with it is that it doesn't handle online games to well so i have to hit escape and return to the game screen but luckily the games i play don't cancel out like that… and my functionals of the F1 to F8 buttons for the game are rendered useless….

  • samurai_lincoln says:

    I just bought one of these a couple weeks ago and I'm having an issue with my left click AND tap click – registers are right click just started doing it last night. wtf? luckily it's not my primary computer or I'd be raging right now

  • Sukasi3 says:

    What is the approprite or correct cable to connect Inspiron1545 to HDTV? Appreciate the help.

  • Wutzthedeal says:

    I have the black leather one for mine; makes a 1545 look like some kind of top-secret prototype :) It's lightly padded, too, with excellent grip when walking; those two things alone are enough reason for me to buy/like it… the main reason I bought it is cuz when my hands sweat in the summer, I don't like the slick feel of the ultra-smooth finish on this (and other) laptop(s). This fixes all. Only thing I would change, if I could, is use black or grey thread instead of white on stitching the thing.

  • eng.hussein says:

    im so gratefulle for u if u send me the drivers of dell inspiron 1545 compatible with win7 ,thank u soo much.

  • David says:

    Got it for a really good deal! $349.99 at Futureshop! It was a one-day deal. I’m using it right this instant! It comes with 4 GB of RAM and 250 GB of Hard Drive! It also looks epic! Thank you Dell! But not you Microsoft… XD

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