Dell Inspiron I1545-3232OBK: $429 Budget Notebook w/ 7-in-1 Card Reader

Best Buy has the Dell Inspiron I1545-3232OBK Intel Pentium powered notebook available for the back to school season for $429.99.The Dell Inspiron I1545-3232OBK is a Best Buy Exclusive and is part of Dell’s Inspiron lineup of notebooks.

The Dell Inspiron I1545-3232OBK features a 2.3GHz Intel Pentium processor, a 15.6-inch display, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a 7-in-1 media card reader. These features would be great for many college students looking for a budget notebook.

This is a budget notebook because it does not have one of Intel’s latest processors, it only has 2GB of DDR2 RAM, which is out of date, and it has integrated graphics. Even though power and features seem to be somewhat lacking in the Dell Inspiron I1545-3232OBK, this notebook would be sufficient for many students. It could handle basic usage, Microsoft Office programs, light gaming, and light photo editing. It may handle some casual gaming, but without discrete graphics don’t expect to play modern games.

Some common complaints regarding the Dell Inspiron I1545-3232OBK include the lack of a built-in webcam, a surface that is prone to fingerprints, and customer service issues. On the plus side, many users noted the sleek design, decent battery life, and ease of use.

If you want a a few more features for the price, or just prefer a color other than black, Best Buy offers the Dell Inspiron I1545-4266CRD for just $50 more. That $50 gets you a built-in webcam and an extra 1GB of RAM.

Dell Inspiron I1545-3232OBK From Best Buy Detailed Specs:

Brand Dell
Model Inspiron I1545-3232OBK
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Processor / Graphics Intel Pentium 2.3GHz

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M

Memory 2 GB DDR2 RAM
Hard drive 250 GB HDD 5400 rpm
Display / Resolution 15.6-inch Widescreen display with 1366×768 resolution
Removable Storage DVD±RW/CD-RW
Wireless Support Wireless-B+G
Input Devices Full-size keyboard, touchpad
Power 6-cell battery
Memory card reader 7-in-1
Ports Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack, DC-in jack for AC adapter, Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0, 1 half mini card
Audio Internal speakers
Weight 5.9 lbs.
Dimension 14.7 in x 1.5 in x 9.6 in
Webcam None
Warranty 1-Yr Parts and Labor

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