by Arya on 2015-01-14
The laptop is pre-installed with ubuntu. I formated it to win7, service pack 1; downloaded all the drivers from dell website and everything is working fine. Some reviews have mentioned that wifi driver for win7 is not available; it is not true any more.
Though everything seemed to be working fine, one driver was still shown as missing. I searched online, but couldn't find a solution. Atlast installed 'Advanced System Care - Driver Booster (Free)''. It found and downloaded the missing driver.
If you are a light user with only normal requirements like using MS Office, music, video and surfing, and is budget concious, this laptop is for you. I bought this for my wife. The overall windows experience rating for the laptop is only 3.6, as the processor is feeble. But apart to graphics 4.5, other parameteres have an individual index of 5.9.
As the laptop costs only less than 18k INR, it's a value for money buy, with 4GB RAM. There are compatible Laptops from other reputed brands available at INR 1k lower price, but with only 2GB RAM, and no bag. The battery backup of more than 3 hours seems to be fine.
The Laptop bag is a Dell Backpack. I was expecting an Executive bag.
The thing most exciting about installing own OS is that the Dell preinstalled ''crapware' is not there to bother you.
Value for money laptop.
by chintan shah on 2015-01-16
Value for money laptop. A good hardware specs and laptop bag under 20K range. It comes with installed Ubuntu 12.04. But possible to use windows 7. Drivers are available on the Dell website. The invoice comes with only a serial number of the laptop, which is actually an expressed service code from the Dell. I got this laptop in Jan 2015. But the warrant showed on the website already started from the Nov 2014, which is the manufacturing date on the laptop box. I have registered laptop on dell website for new warranty, but it does not change. It is a good laptop, I have experience in using dell laptop. They are a ruff and Tuff laptops. And amazon also guaranteed me that, if there is any problem and dell service centre refuses, I can send my laptop back to amazon anytime.
though a bit slow and the graphics are no great shakes. The unit I brought had the "Dell ...
by Murli Nair on 2014-09-20
For its price, it is okay, though a bit slow and the graphics are no great shakes. The unit I brought had the "Dell Inspiron" label stuck on the back instead of Vostro !. And Amazon declined to replace it, though they agreed to return my money. after 20-25 days !! So much for professionalism ! In this respect, Flipkart is far more speedier and efficient. Other than that, the product seems to be worth its low price with its 4gb memory and low heating of the laptop,but the adapter plug gets heated fast. It is competent to carry out routine laptop jobs. It is lightweight and compactly built. The backpack laptop bag is very good. Just the right size to carry papers and small items when on the bike.
very good laptop at this price
by shabbir kothiya on 2014-08-20
First of all thanks to amazon to sell this laptop at low price. I m very happy using this laptop. I installed windows 8 and it runs very smoothly. Good configuration 4gb ram and 500 gb hard drive. Its clearity is very nice and sound also awesome. I enjoying watching movies and play games. Only one suggestion , dont go for i3 laptop. Buy this laptop at low price.thanks amazon
by M V Krishnamraju on 2015-01-25
very cheap plastic body, bad mouse pad, mentioned 4gb RAM but usable 2.4gb..
Amazing First of all a big thank goes to amazon
by Tanveer Shaikh on 2015-04-12
First of all a big thank goes to amazon .
I received this laptop within two days literally proving my friends wrong .
Let me tell you this laptop with this price is just boasting
Those who are gamer you'll disappointed by this because with this graphics and processor it's difficult to play heavy games like NFS world though most wanted running with low graphics properties and trust me am not that fancy games .
It comes with Ubuntu but heck we need windows yaaar, but don't worry its you have priority to format it and Install the windows OS .
I installed Windows 8.1 pro next day .
And truly stunning it's working more than fine.
I am a student and much more budget conscious and then I am searching for laptop like this , here I found one all things what needed is running fine like Scilab, mysql,etc
And it's last 6-7 hours with continues reading, ms office, other important apps.
I am giving only 4
And one star kept only and only for processing speed
But then what you can expect with price of 17500 and with laptop bag! !!!!!!!!!!!.
Excellent Home Usage Laptop (14inch)
by Samayalarai on 2014-09-22
4gb RAM 500gb HDD 14" AMD - Best Price comes with 1yrs Accedental Warranty from DELL :)
laptop is value for money and best for Linux; keybaord design is so weird
by Arindam Giri on 2015-05-18
Bought at 19k range.
At this price this laptop is ok. I am using it for 2 weeks now. No issues so far.
Comes preloaded with Ubuntu 12.04 but you can install any Linux distro.
Only issue I found is the design of keayboard. The keybaord design is so weird. I have never seen any laptop keyboard like this.
a) HOME and END key needs to be accesses via 2nd function (Fn) key.
b) Function keys (F1 to F12) also to be accessed via 2nd function key!! Really?
c) There is no LED light indicator for HDD activity, scroll lock. Only power LED is present. Even the power on button doesn't have indicator.
Apart from above those, this laptop is value for money and best for Linux.
by Omprakash Rathore on 2015-02-25
It's a good deal.....i have installed windows 7 in it and downloaded all the drivers from Dell Websites.....it is superb...you can't expect chipper than it....i will recommend others to buy if their budget is less.
by Harshil on 2015-05-18
The quality of the trackpad, keyboard and overall build is very poor. Had to return it because there was visible movement of fluid on the screen and a very loose gap between the LCD and the plastic bezel.
If you're okay with that and the processor and pre-installed Ubuntu, you can go ahead with this.
The matte finish on the screen was the only plus point for this. Could not test the battery life or other things because I decided to return this immediately on seeing the flaws with the screen.
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