The i3531-1200BK offers a Intel Celeron N2830 with a 1M Cache processor at 2.16 GHz up to 2.41 GHz Processor with burst, 4GB Single Channel DDR3 memory at 1600MHz. Which is ample for everyday computer task and handles multi-tasking with ease. We found that with a browser open with a few tabs running plus a few programmes such as word and excel open the machine handling everything with ease. We did open a video editing software program and this is where things started to slow down a bit, not majorly but noticeable all the same. But at the same time we closed the office programmes down and the browser and things were quickly back up to speed.
Some of the other features are 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1x HDMI port and a 4 in 1 media card reader. Not really deal breakers the missing features and due to the price fully acceptable. One of the things that impressed us was the screen and the spill resistant keyboard. The 15.6 Inch LED backlit display with high contrast Truelife and HD resolution offer a very above average display that looks sharp and well coloured with good details no matter what you are doing. And the spill resistant keyboard can be a life saver as we have all spilt a coffee or water over our keyboards at some point and end up frantically running for the nearest cloth to dry it down. Overall the Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK does offer a lot at less than $300 and is perfect for those looking for a inexpensive laptop or those who just want a machine multi-media and general day to day computer use.
Which is a perfect laptop for the student who needs to get their work done and studies in everyday. This is a great back to school computer.
Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK 15.6-Inch Laptop is available at Amazon for $288.84.