Wooohh . Don't Look at the clock speed of processor . Its Good for everyday use
by Ashish Kumar on 2013-03-03
I am an engineer student and purchased one for my friend. Laptop is so cool and has very trendy and eye catchy look
Processor works really great. Don't look at the clock speed. It is the latest technology from intel which is called ULV processor( Ultra low voltage processor ) . They are more power efficient and good at productivity. (all ultrabooks and macbook air has it, Also check the clock speed of them, even i7 has 1.8 GHz )
I mean think about it why intel bring the clock speed of p4 in this era it has increased numbers of cores and threades and this increase its performance . They are small in size and fast at work .
Boot in windows 8 is amazingly fast
ideal for daily use . Music , movies and internet.
Gaming is decent. you can play low end games like CS and NFS most wanted easily.
Webcam is HD so its great experience while chating.
very light weight.
Battery life is something i am big fan of. As mentioned above it has ULV processor, It consume very low power and hence gives the more battery life . While watching movies average battery died in 4:39 minutes and on normal office work ( MS office , internet ) it last long about 6:10 minute with low brightness and without any external device attached . . .
They are also providing the one year accidental warranty which is great
It is a quit decent laptop with extra ordinary features
Looks are too cool. Textured finish make it very eye catchy
Sound quality is awesome and its great while watching movies or listening music.
It does not have dedicated GC. But in this price range it is good.
Need to self-support wifi issue post first update
by Rajkiran Parasnis on 2013-11-15
Pros: Good battery life
Good processing power
Quick delivery from flipkart
CONS: No support for Linux from Dell support. WIFI stops working after you apply the online updates from Ubuntu for the first time. After calling Dell, the Dell representative replied saying that they don't have expertise on Linux and you can install pirated Windows OS which they can support. Bad customer support experience from Dell.
However, I was able to fix the issue after some googling on Ubuntu forums.
Basically what needs to be done is to upgrade the kernel from 3.2.0-56-generic to 3.2.0-57-generic and do an online upgrade . Refer to link below for more help.
Now the laptop works fantastically..
by AK on 2013-11-15
Hi Bought this laptop one month back and its working great, the only issue being the display driver not available on Dell website for 32 bit win 7 OS and very difficult to get WI FI drivers for WIN 7 32 bit... So i had to re install 64 bit OS.I saved some money on this purchase by purchasing it on http://www.mintadeal.com , these ppl are offering flipkart vouchers worth 2 % of your purchase ( got 600 rs voucher), you can use that site for further purchases on flipkart as it better than those messy deals on various sites.
by Ravi varma on 2014-07-18
Flipkart is amazing , they gt the pulse of the customers, The product i gt it only in 15hrs time, very fast delivery and pack is so good , The product is so good. i gt ir for 27k , in this price range this is more worthful, better to go with this, I will go with 5 rating in all the aspects of the product, we can buy this product blindly
My exp. with this laptop
by Raj G on 2014-06-27
I am little disappointed with this laptop. As many other reviewers has mentioned, the speed of the laptop is good with Ci3, 4GB RAM. Even though, the RAM is 4GB, in the computer properties, it displays 2.6GB usable on Win 7 32-bit. It is because, the RAM shared for video card (1 GB is gone). The power on button does not have any LED (not expected from Dell). The keyboard is not great, sometimes we need to press the enter button 2 times, etc (again not expected from Dell). The screen is like mirror if you do not have proper lightings. It just reflects like mirror. If the lightings is proper, you may not know the difference, otherwise it is the worst screen. Touchpad is not really good for double clicks. Overall, it has good speed but all other components are not upto the mark. I have looked at HP laptop after I purchased this one, and HP laptop is far better than Dell laptop. HP has good monitor (not a mirror), has good keyboard and touchpad. Any one planning to buy this one, think twice before placing the order. HP is better choice. Flipkart usually delivers with good packaging. But this time, the packaging was not good. They have just put another cover over Dell cover and delivered it. Not expected from Flipkart that too for a laptop.
3rd gen ci3 Ultra processor at lowest price
by Sayam Roy on 2013-12-12
Dell has done it again!! A great configuration laptop at such a low price. Start up in Win 8 is really fast and the performance at such a price is overwhelming. For those which are worried about the 4 cell battery..Well these U processors consume very low power and this laptop amazingly gives 4-5 hrs backup under normal operation. Dell has also improved its battery management by providing two new options for controlling the battery charging and discharging. Overall one of the best products at such a price. I have been a Dell customer since last 8 years and this brand has never disappointed me. Besides this Flipkart---a great online portal to buy all kinds of products..delivery was much before the expected date (3 days advance). Thank you!!
by Madhav .... on 2013-11-21
very fast delivery from flipcart as always...
Slim model and light weight...
Brighter screen and with i3 3rd gen you will have very good experience.
I think this the best laptop from dell u will find in this price...
There are no 32 bit windows 7 drivers available with this model in dell support....
Of course it is not an issue....
Go for it
by Avishkar Gole on 2014-04-29
I bought this lappy for my off !!! Its uniqueness started with the price i got it for 29K on FK where as my local retail store was not ready to budge from a price of 41 K with a stupid laptop bag.
Hardware wise it is pretty basic the screen shows pixels when observed closely and the track pad makes a particular clicking sound when used but those are so minor for the purpose of basic computing that they can be easily over looked as most people like me end up attaching a separate mouse and video viewing is going to be from a distance. It has a Intel HD 4000 Graphics card havent tried gaming on this thing,
But be aware this pc comes with linux so if u remove it and install windows pirated or genuine DELL will only support its hard ware and wont even give you driver locally you'll have to download them from the company website.
by vikhyath on 2013-02-19
Its the lightest and best looking budget laptop I have seen till now. I would suggest to buy this laptop from the official website of dell. At just 2000 Rs more you would get a free backpack , loaded with windows 8 and delivery within 24 hrs. And its far more safer to buy from there than buying from flipkart. The only flipside would be no full hd videos, even the hd videos from you tube takes a lot of buffering time.
by Vimal Pandey on 2016-10-05
Almost 2 years - Working fine, just replaced new keyboard last week. Del key stopped working.
Overall Awesome products by Dell as well as fast delivery by flipkart :)
by Syamdev T on 2016-09-04
Superb performance. 2 years over and still no issues.
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Never buy Dell laptops as they are as bad as Hell.
by Sagar on 2013-12-11
Update 1: This model of dell has got many issue , particularly screen(lcd) ,motherboard and battery.After using it for 10 days , I came to know that this laptop is not meant for long hours usage.When I use to work on this laptop beyond 10 hours , the screen always goes black . I consulted dell customer support but they asked me for parts replacement(screen + cables) ; Who will allow a new laptop to be opened for servicing , if this laptop has problem in 10 days of usage then it will hardly last for 1-2 years .
So , I will never recommend this to others . Go for HP , Lenovo or sony.Not Dell , its as bad as Hell. I don't want others to suffer . Search Google by typing "screen blacking problem in Dell", you will come to know about it. Dell build laptop using substandard quality parts . So, if you want to waste you time by running behind customer support or to waste time on phone diagnosis then go for dell . My experience with dell was like hell.
Never buy Dell they are cheap but they are not reliable . You will regret after buying dell products .
Most Dell products use to have few problems whether it be heating issue , screen problem or anything else . Go for Hp, lenovo or Sony .
About amazon : I asked amazon for return pick up , amazon.in sent it . Today (28-dec-2013) I will hand over this laptop to fedex , lets see when will i be issued refund . One more thing , amazon.in is the best . I have never seen such a good support as provided by amazon.in . So, I will recommend others to buy from amazon.in particularly products fulfilled by amazon .(will soon update the day , i will get my refund amount).
Update 2(22-January-2014): Amazon received my laptop on 30-december-2013 and they issued me full refund cheque on 1-January-2014 and dispatched the same using bluedart courier , I received the cheque on 6-JAN-2014,on the very same day I dropped the cheque to my sbi branch FOR CLEARANCE and on 18-JAN-2014 the cheque amount was credited to my sbi account,since the cheque they issued was drawn on the "DEUTSCHE BANK" so being an outstation cheque it took 12 days for clearance and the sbi charged me clearance fee as well(rs-112) anyway that is okay.
I have bought a new HP laptop from my local shop and it is working great ...... Go for HP guys you will never regret .
Now no more online shopping for laptops or items costing more than 10000 rupee.Better to visit some local authorised centre and buy from there.
I'd like to thank amazon.in for their great customer support .
Anyway , they are great .
I'd recommend others to buy from amazon.in without a second thought .
Any item which is fulfilled by amazon is delivered to the customer from their fulfillment center(read more about it ,in the help article of amazon.in,then it will be clear , how do it works).
Now ,about the packing provided by amazon.in for their "FULFILLED BY AMAZON(FBA)" GOODS the packing of items for the goods fulfilled by amazon is simply awesome.
The laptop was packed carefully with airbags ,so as to reduce the handling impact DURING TRANSIT.
The laptop was sealed packed with all the accessories , even I was surprised to get " Dell Recommended Backpack".
Content ,I found in the laptop box(to make it clear , the laptop was sealed packed in its original packing )
1> 1 nos. laptop as described in the listing
2> 1 nos. 65 W AC Adapter
3> 65 Whr (6cell ) battery ,it was installed in the laptop .
4> 1 nos. cd with Macafee Antivirus with subscription valid for 15 months ( you have to follow the given instruction provided by the cd to get 15 months of subscription , anyway I have got )
5>user manuals ,warranty card and instruction manual
+ 1 nos. Dell Recommended Backpack(was not inside of the laptop box , but was attached with the laptop box from outside.)
Now about the laptop and dell's customer support
This laptop is powered by a intel 3rd gen i3 processor , as you can see(see the configuration above).
I ordered this laptop on 11/12/13 on COD for Rs-26999 from the seller 'COMPUINDIA' the item was fulfilled by amazon but then also I was a bit apprehensive and wary in the beginning regarding the genuineness of the product(laptop) and the seller , but I would appreciate the effort and support of amazon.in in eliminating all the doubts ,which rose in my mind from time to time. and it was delivered at the provided address on 14/12/13 at 10:20 a.m. .
The laptop came pre-installed with ubuntu, I simply didn't like the interface of ubuntu .
So, I decided to intall windows 7 ultimate 64 bit in it ,64 bit because when I checked the dell's website then I found that drivers are readily available for 64-bit window 7/8 for this inspiron 3521 model.
To install windows 7 or any other OS , simply put the bootable disk of the respective os in the dvd drive and then restart the system and then press f12; from the menu list select dvd as the boot drive, afterward you will be guided by the setup per se.
After installing windows , visit dells official website and there if asked provide the service tag , which can be located at the back of the laptop.Select your Os then select the appropriate drivers as per the configuration of the laptop by applying your common sense for example :- in the graphic's drivers list there it will be displayed something around 3 different types of drivers for video(graphics), but since this laptop comes with Intel HD Graphics 4000, SO YOU HAVE TO select that particular drivers .
Initially , I was not able to install touch pad drivers but I thought to install a bit older version ,so i gave a try to "Input_Driver_M9D78_WN_22.214.171.124_A06" voila it worked great.
In total , I have to download drivers amounting to 805 MB . But I would like to say , the laptop is now working smooth .
Battery backup of this laptop which is equipped with 1.8 Ghz 3217U processor
To clarify about the battery back , I would like to say that this laptop is simply awesome in providing a battery backup of about 9.5 hours with low brightness and "Aero" feature off in windows 7 ultimate 64-bit(windows 7 home basic , don't have aero mode) .Basically , I have purchased this laptop to read ,ebook,, to read articles on internet aur facebook use karne keliye bhi .
Now about the warranty
Initially , when I checked the warranty of the laptop on its official website then I came to know that it will end on 30/8/14 , i was surprised ,since,I was supposed to get warranty till 11-12-14 as the purchase date for the laptop is 11-12-13. So , I contacted amazon.in hahahaha to my bad luck , several customer representatives given me different advice . Someone said me to return back to amazon.in to get full refund but i followed my curiosity . I thought to write an email to amazon.in .And I think that the reply to my mail was satisfactory .
See what they replied :-
I understand that you have checked the Dell website for the warranty details.
The website quotes that the warranty is till 8/30/2014.
Please do not be concerned about this and contact the Dell customer service with the original invoice that you received along with the order.
The Dell team will update the information and the warranty would extended to 1year from the date of purchase.
The customer care number is 1800-425-0088 and hours of Operation are Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
I hope this helps. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Your feedback is helping us build Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company.
I called the given number "1800-425-0088(toll free)" . This is the dell support center number .They helped me ,on the issue concerning warranty .I did and followed the procedure said by them .
Now my warranty is extended till 11-12-14 .
One more thing for the buyers , don't forget to register and transfer the ownership of the product in your name , as it will help you to get needy support in times without any hassle.
I followed the procedure for warranty extension on 16-dec-2014 and on 19-dec2014, I got a call from dell support team (Bangalore) to make me aware and notify that my warranty has been extended till 11-12-14 , I checked for the same and I found the result to be satisfactory .Furthermore they have said to me that "they will send a Dell wireless optical mouse " as the freebie .;for this they asked my address , where I shall want to receive this wireless mouse . So , i can say lastly , it was a steal deal .
The market price for this laptop as confirmed by my colleague is 34500 INR(inclusive of 4% vat) for this particular model with same configuration.That means ,I have made a profit of substantial whopping sum of Rs-7500 approx,since i've purchased it for 27000 during GOSF(great online shopping festival which continue from 11-12-13 till 13-12-13) .
But again the price have rose to 31490INR .
In the beginning , I gave a negative review for this lappy .But after rectification of the said errors as was pointed by me and after receiving and using this laptop .I learned two lessons .
Never judge anyone or anything from its first view , say or write about anyone or anything after deep study and analysis . lol(finally sent back my laptop to amazon.in due to a hardware issue , so better never predict the life of an electronic gadget ; anyway amazon.in is great they refunded my complete amount i.e. 27000 rupee)
Thank you for reading this brief review(mostly on purchase and warranty issue ),to read about the hardware review search in google,I am not a techie , hope this will help the buyers .
Don't forget to thank me ,if it has helped you,if you want any further help then make use of google baba lol . My email id : rs5658 @ in . com
by Sayi Kishore on 2014-01-14
The laptop is of good quality and affordable any beginner. I bought the laptop for my cousin brother who is an engineering student.Very quick delivery. Excellent Seller.........
I received the product (manufacturing date 1 year old) with ...
by Yogesh Sankpal on 2014-08-26
I received the product (manufacturing date 1 year old) with incorrect ship date and warranty issues. The product warranty was showing as 1 year when I purchased it online from Amazon. But, when I checked it on DELL website, it was showing only 145 days.
According to me, whatever is true information that should be displayed on the Product details on the website.
by Sanjay on 2015-08-25
Product is ok.
The keyboard got spoilt just a month after the warranty,
My earlier Dell laptop also had battery issues after a very short time of the warranty end date.
With such a short lifespan of parts, i think Dell is spoiling its market reputation
I installed Windows 7 and it worked fine, except that the diplay was not as good I had expected, though I installed the driver Dell provided for this product. It was pixelated
Dell has not yet come up with Windows 10 drivers. So, you need to wait for the drivers to be available before any OS upgrade.
by Rajesh Gajjar on 2014-05-29
It was one of the best deals that I have caught on Amazon..same laptop with only 2gb ram was available for 32800 at croma...I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this deal...amazon rocks
All good other than .......
by Pal Chakraborty on 2014-03-30
Product is good. But the following things can be improved
1) No bag is provided with this laptop. It is really irritating that you are purchasing a product with nearly 32 k, and the seller doesn't even giving a bag to keep it safe.
2) No light in power switch. You don't know whether it has been pressed correctly or not.
Very good laptop for decent price
by Yash on 2014-07-06
I Got the laptop within 3 days of order thanks to amazon.. the laptop had all the required items but i did nt find the ubuntu operating system appropriate so i installed windows 7 .. its been a month and the laptop is working very well ... a good buy for 27000
by Anurag Soni on 2014-05-09
I would like to tell you that I am using this Dell product for past 6 months and that too for more than 10 hours. It has not given any issues to me. May be you were in a hurry to get it replaced.
Best Product for Worth Price
by Asraar Ahmed on 2014-05-21
I bought it for 27999 INR. This laptop is awesome very slim design but only drawback is no laptop bag provided and it does not have VGA cable. If the price is less then 28k go for it.
Perfect laptop for its price
by Anand Chaudhary on 2014-04-16
The laptop has powerful configuration and can easily handle most application and games at low settings.
I preferred the Ubuntu as it reduced the cost and allowed me install Windows 7 as I required.
The problem is that the laptop has a corrugated texture which can lead to dust buildup if not cleaned regularly.
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