The Dell Inspiron M5030 15.6” laptop with a pretty average 1366×768 resolution and average specs to match is going to be on sale at Staples on Black Friday for $499.99.
This sleek, black computer with an attractive pattern on the lid has nice looks. At $499.99 it is about $130 less than Staples’ current price.
The Dell Inspiron M5030 comes with an AMD Athlon II Dual-core Mobile Processor P340 running at 2.2GHz. It also has 4GB of memory and a big 500GB hard drive. These specs don’t blow you away, but they are decent enough for everyday tasks and some light entertainment uses. The laptop has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics which is shared video memory. That means this is not a gaming system, but can handle light duty.
Included in the system are an 8X DVD burner, a built-in 1.3MP webcam, and a 3-in-1 card reader.
This is a heavy system, so it is primarily a desktop replacement system. The PC Magazine review listed at Staples said the computer did not handle their application tests well and had very poor battery life with sub 4 hour performance.
Below is a video which will give you a look at the system. Forgive the poor quality. At least it gives you a look at the system and gives you an idea of how hulking this laptop really is.