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Dell Inspiron 1545 Coming Soon

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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

  1. michaela

    January 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    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.

  2. michaela

    January 1, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    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.

  3. Ralph

    January 3, 2009 at 5:01 am

    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.

  4. Ralph

    January 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    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.

  5. Ryan Cooper

    January 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    i’ve just got one, amazing!

  6. Ryan Cooper

    January 5, 2009 at 11:28 am

    i’ve just got one, amazing!

  7. Ricky

    January 8, 2009 at 3:28 am

    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…

  8. Ricky

    January 7, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    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…

  9. John

    January 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    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

      January 14, 2009 at 8:03 pm

      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

        June 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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

        • luke

          July 4, 2009 at 9:32 pm

          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.

  10. John

    January 10, 2009 at 5:35 am

    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

      January 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm

      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

        June 27, 2009 at 6:57 am

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

        • luke

          July 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

          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.

  11. Kelly

    January 16, 2009 at 3:37 am

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

  12. Kelly

    January 15, 2009 at 7:37 pm

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

  13. Teddi

    January 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    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. :*(

    • KIRAN

      March 29, 2009 at 9:47 am

      Pls check the reply that i have posted to Jimmy

      January 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm (the one below yours).

  14. Teddi

    January 17, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    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. :*(

    • KIRAN

      March 29, 2009 at 1:47 am

      Pls check the reply that i have posted to Jimmy

      January 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm (the one below yours).

  15. Jimmy

    January 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    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

      March 29, 2009 at 9:45 am

      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

      March 29, 2009 at 9:50 am

      Hi,

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

    • bobby

      June 23, 2009 at 11:30 am

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

  16. Jimmy

    January 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    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

      March 29, 2009 at 1:45 am

      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

      March 29, 2009 at 1:50 am

      Hi,

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

    • bobby

      June 23, 2009 at 4:30 am

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

  17. Rose

    January 22, 2009 at 12:33 am

    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?

    • Xavier

      January 22, 2009 at 7:24 am

      Yes, the Dell Inspiron 1545 has audio out/earphone jacks.

    • Xavier

      March 3, 2009 at 5:24 pm

      yes, it has both speakers and audio out for earphones.

  18. Rose

    January 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    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?

    • Xavier

      January 21, 2009 at 11:24 pm

      Yes, the Dell Inspiron 1545 has audio out/earphone jacks.

    • Xavier

      March 3, 2009 at 9:24 am

      yes, it has both speakers and audio out for earphones.

  19. Sol

    January 26, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Rose – on the front panel :-)

  20. Sol

    January 26, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Rose – on the front panel :-)

  21. Shibli Chowdhury

    February 1, 2009 at 5:27 am

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

    • halima

      March 3, 2009 at 4:36 pm

      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

  22. Shibli Chowdhury

    January 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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

    • halima

      March 3, 2009 at 8:36 am

      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

  23. TEK-NIQ

    February 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    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.

  24. TEK-NIQ

    February 5, 2009 at 10:27 am

    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.

  25. joey

    February 11, 2009 at 4:03 am

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

  26. joey

    February 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm

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

  27. wayne

    February 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t know, I like men

  28. wayne

    February 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I don’t know, I like men

  29. gilles joanisse

    February 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

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

  30. gilles joanisse

    February 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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

  31. Dave

    February 24, 2009 at 9:02 am

    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.

  32. Dave

    February 24, 2009 at 1:02 am

    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.

  33. Erik

    February 26, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    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.

  34. Erik

    February 26, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    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.

  35. Abdo

    March 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    is 700 us dollars a goo price

    • Russ

      March 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

      NO. On sale on Dell $479 free shipping… till 3/12.

      • john

        March 11, 2009 at 5:13 am

        Not 479, but 549.00 (with no bluetooth, no webcam).

        Tax not included.

        2nd day Shipping included.

        • Russ

          March 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm

          NO… $479 plus tax $519 free shipping. That’s what I paid.

          • Russ

            March 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm

            fotgot… WITH bluetooth included, no web can

          • Kaylin

            August 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm

            299 before tax. bought at the store; no shipping costs.

    • David Helwin

      June 10, 2009 at 12:01 am

      Just got the 1545 for $299 with Ubuntu as the operating system instead of Vista! Great price, doesn’t include tax and shipping. On Dell’s site (dell.com/ubuntu).

  36. Abdo

    March 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    is 700 us dollars a goo price

    • Russ

      March 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

      NO. On sale on Dell $479 free shipping… till 3/12.

      • john

        March 10, 2009 at 9:13 pm

        Not 479, but 549.00 (with no bluetooth, no webcam).

        Tax not included.

        2nd day Shipping included.

        • Russ

          March 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm

          NO… $479 plus tax $519 free shipping. That’s what I paid.

          • Russ

            March 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm

            fotgot… WITH bluetooth included, no web can

          • Kaylin

            August 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

            299 before tax. bought at the store; no shipping costs.

    • David Helwin

      June 9, 2009 at 5:01 pm

      Just got the 1545 for $299 with Ubuntu as the operating system instead of Vista! Great price, doesn’t include tax and shipping. On Dell’s site (dell.com/ubuntu).

  37. mike

    March 11, 2009 at 5:23 am

    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.

  38. mike

    March 10, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    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.

  39. marney mason

    March 14, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Does it have an SD Card reader? Built in?

    • Kimberly

      March 27, 2009 at 5:08 am

      Yes on the front panel

  40. marney mason

    March 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Does it have an SD Card reader? Built in?

    • Kimberly

      March 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

      Yes on the front panel

  41. bilal

    March 17, 2009 at 7:15 am

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

    working fine. its battery timing is 2:30 hrs

  42. bilal

    March 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm

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

    working fine. its battery timing is 2:30 hrs

  43. Avi

    March 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    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..

  44. Avi

    March 17, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    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..

  45. CJ

    March 19, 2009 at 2:26 am

    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-

  46. CJ

    March 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    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-

  47. Lauren

    March 25, 2009 at 2:32 am

    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??

  48. Lauren

    March 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    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??

  49. boris badenov

    March 27, 2009 at 10:42 am

    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.

  50. boris badenov

    March 27, 2009 at 2:42 am

    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.

  51. aamer

    April 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    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

  52. aamer

    April 5, 2009 at 4:58 am

    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

  53. khan

    April 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    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

      April 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm

      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.

  54. khan

    April 5, 2009 at 5:00 am

    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

      April 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

      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.

  55. Shruthi

    April 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    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

      April 8, 2009 at 6:16 pm

      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.

  56. Shruthi

    April 6, 2009 at 9:49 am

    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

      April 8, 2009 at 10:16 am

      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.

  57. joe

    April 17, 2009 at 5:59 am

    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

  58. joe

    April 16, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    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

  59. Cathy

    April 17, 2009 at 11:33 am

    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.

  60. Cathy

    April 17, 2009 at 3:33 am

    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.

  61. Donald

    April 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    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.

  62. Donald

    April 22, 2009 at 11:17 am

    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.

  63. vinoth

    May 10, 2009 at 7:11 am

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

    i need help !!!!!!!!

    • kellie

      September 7, 2009 at 3:02 am

      push in on it it takes a little depth to release

  64. vinoth

    May 10, 2009 at 12:11 am

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

    i need help !!!!!!!!

    • kellie

      September 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm

      push in on it it takes a little depth to release

  65. Santosh Maharjan

    May 19, 2009 at 2:06 am

    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

      June 14, 2009 at 8:20 pm

      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.

  66. Santosh Maharjan

    May 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    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

      June 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm

      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.

  67. amjad pak

    May 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    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

  68. amjad pak

    May 29, 2009 at 6:32 am

    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

  69. amjad pak

    May 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    dell 1545 graphic system memory only 96 mb

    this one very low memory

    i can not play hd videos

  70. amjad pak

    May 29, 2009 at 6:40 am

    dell 1545 graphic system memory only 96 mb

    this one very low memory

    i can not play hd videos

  71. Oscar Nunez

    July 15, 2009 at 6:02 am

    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

      July 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm

      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

      August 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      Can it support the new command and conquer games?

  72. Oscar Nunez

    July 14, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    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

      July 29, 2009 at 10:05 am

      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

      August 27, 2009 at 7:20 am

      Can it support the new command and conquer games?

  73. Emuobosa Onerhime

    July 23, 2009 at 8:35 am

    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.

  74. Emuobosa Onerhime

    July 23, 2009 at 1:35 am

    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.

  75. Eric

    July 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    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.

  76. Eric

    July 24, 2009 at 8:06 am

    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.

  77. big E

    July 26, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    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…………….

  78. big E

    July 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    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…………….

  79. ron

    July 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    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…

  80. ron

    July 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    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…

  81. shylie

    July 31, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    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

      August 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm

      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.

  82. shylie

    July 31, 2009 at 11:03 am

    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

      August 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

      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.

  83. alice

    August 24, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    where can i find it’s built in microphone?

    thks

  84. alice

    August 24, 2009 at 11:47 am

    where can i find it’s built in microphone?

    thks

  85. John

    August 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    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

      September 4, 2009 at 3:14 am

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

      • Paul

        September 4, 2009 at 3:17 am

        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

          September 4, 2009 at 9:05 am

          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

            September 12, 2009 at 6:43 am

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

          • John

            September 12, 2009 at 10:06 am

            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

            September 14, 2009 at 7:02 am

            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

            September 21, 2009 at 10:58 am

            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.

  86. John

    August 27, 2009 at 8:02 am

    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

      September 3, 2009 at 8:14 pm

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

      • Paul

        September 3, 2009 at 8:17 pm

        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

          September 4, 2009 at 2:05 am

          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

            September 11, 2009 at 11:43 pm

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

          • John

            September 12, 2009 at 3:06 am

            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

            September 14, 2009 at 12:02 am

            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

            September 21, 2009 at 3:58 am

            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.

  87. Paul

    September 3, 2009 at 9:46 am

    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.

  88. Paul

    September 3, 2009 at 2:46 am

    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.

  89. bioswife2010

    September 26, 2009 at 9:07 am

    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

    • Ingrid

      November 13, 2009 at 1:54 am

      Dell have a hard case its clear but protect for scrathing

  90. bioswife2010

    September 26, 2009 at 2:07 am

    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

    • Ingrid

      November 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm

      Dell have a hard case its clear but protect for scrathing

  91. Colin

    November 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    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?

  92. Colin

    November 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    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?

  93. ron

    November 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    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…

  94. ron

    November 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    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…

  95. Sean

    November 12, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    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!

  96. Sean

    November 12, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    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!

  97. Sean

    November 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    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!

  98. Sean

    November 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    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!

  99. Vance Denmark

    November 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm

  100. Vance Denmark

    November 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm

  101. ghost38901

    December 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    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

  102. Brandi Scott

    January 16, 2010 at 6:27 am

    just fould skins for the 1545 on http://www.skinit.com

  103. Brandi Scott

    January 16, 2010 at 6:27 am

    skinit.com has them

  104. stephanie

    February 20, 2010 at 11:42 am

    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???

  105. stephanie

    February 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    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???

  106. ShirokChiBara

    April 18, 2010 at 9:37 am

    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….

  107. samurai_lincoln

    June 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    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

  108. Sukasi3

    July 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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

  109. Wutzthedeal

    July 28, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    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.

  110. eng.hussein

    December 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

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

  111. David

    March 17, 2011 at 4:42 am

    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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