I trust Dell brand for a desktop or laptop. I am writing this article about my Dell VOSTRO laptop which I bought a year before. Once, due to power cut in my home, in the darkness, I had wrongly put my foot on the laptop. Surprisingly, my laptop sustained my weight and working even now without any issue.
Thus, I have selected five good quality laptop models with reliable hardware and software. The listed laptops here have a strong body, mighty configuration, and also equipped with latest communication, and high-speed connectivity components. Choose one from these suggestions; trust your selection that it is going to remain up-to-date for next two to three years at least. Since these Laptop models powered by Intel Core i-series processors, you could be free from the fear of an outdated product.
Switch to Windows OS
Three laptops in the list have the Ubuntu operating system. As we are not comfortable with the Ubuntu OS, I would suggest having the windows 7 operating system configured instead.
You can get Windows 7 installed at local laptop service centre with an paper license. The windows 7 OS booting DVD is costly. Therefore, the computer service centers will buy one Booting DVD and hundreds of bulk paper license from Microsoft. One license can be used with only one device. A paper license for the windows 7 would cost Rs 2500/- or less.
Laptop Driver CD
Dell does not provide a driver CD. Therefore, while your laptop is being configured by a service engineer, request him to store all needed drivers in a secure folder for future use. Finding correct driver for a laptop model is a tough task. Having wrong driver configured would create regular error and system crash.
Having a good quality laptop bag is fundamental for a proper care of the laptop. I have listed below some quality laptop bags to go well with your requirement.
I stay in Chennai. I bought total three laptops from Snapdeal, OS configured by laptop service centre at a cost of 550/- for each. I do not know about other cities. However, the configuration cost should not exceed more than 750/-.
According to the Dell, one year warranty cover would be lost if the user try to install software to enhance RAM, Battery and Audio performance. Therefore, never ever try to install VLC or any other player that comes with unique feature to increase audio performance.
Dell Inspiron 15 3542 4005U Notebook
The Laptop model features a 15.6 inches HD LED Back-lit display with an resolution of 1366*728 pixels. It packs a fourth generation of Intel core i3 processor and a 4 GB DDR3 RAM as well as an 500 GB SATA hard disk.
The end users get sufficient 7 hours of battery back-up from added four cells lithium-ion battery. To enhance gaming experience, the Dell laptop is powered by a Intel 4400 HD GPU, which has added substantial potential for the processing of rich graphical games.
Under the connectivity option, it is equipped with two USB 2.0 port, and a USB 3.0 Port. Moreover, a user gets a MIC-in option, a RJ145 LAN port, HDMI Port with a three in one card reader slot in the laptop.
For the live video calling and Google plus Hangout, it has a HD webcam with a resolution of 720P, residing on top of the screen.
|Display||15.6 Inch, HD LED, 1366×768 Pixels|
|CPU||1.7 GHz, Intel Core i3 4th Gen; GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400; 4GB RAM DDR3; HDD: 500GB|
|Connectivity||HD Webcam; 3 USB Ports [2.0×2 and 3.0×1]; 3-in-1 Card Reader|
|Battery||Up to 7 hours of backup|
Dell Latitude 3540 4005U Notebook
The Latitude is a new portable PC series form the Dell. Dell’s Latitude series features stylish and high configuration products for young professionals. I have picked up this laptop after getting positive feedback from my friends – working with MNCs. For faster performance and high-end gaming, it is powered by a fourth generation i3 processor, a 4GB RAM, and the latest Intel GPU.
To store hundreds of presentation, project, and multimedia contents- it lists 500 GB SATA hard disk with a reading writing speed of 5400. Watching a movie on the 15.6 inches HD wide LED display brings joy and experience like cinema theatre. The display features anti-glare technology, which reduces the light reflection and brings pleasant viewing even after long hours of working.
Overall a budget laptop with an elegant look, stylish design, and high configuration comes close to be a right pick from the list of top five laptops.
|Display||15.6 Inch, HD WLED, 1366×768 Pixels|
|CPU||1.7 GHz, Intel Core i3 4th Gen; GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400; RAM: 4GB DDR3; HDD: 500GB|
|Connectivity||1MP Webcam; HDMI Port: No; USB Ports: 3[2.0×1 and 3.0×2]; 4-in-1 Card reader|
|Battery||Up to 7 hours backup|
Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop
The Inspiron model 3217U is all about bringing more processing power in your hand. Available at a reasonable price, it is equipped with a i3 3rd gen processor with a clock speed of 1.9 GHz. Though, it has a total 4GB DDR3 RAM in the combination of 2GB + 2GB, but users can enhance the same up to 8 GB. The 64 Bit machine has four cell battery with back up to 8 hours on normal uses. Battery backup has been tested and confirmed by actual users.
For connectivity, it owns Bluetooth 4.0, three USB ports (one is High speed USB 3.0), one MP Web cam, faster LAN connection.
I cannot forget to mention here the clear and load inbuilt audio speaker with the awesomeness of Waves Maxx Audio 4. For readers, the Maxx is a sound company which works to add more sweetness and loudness in the audio speaker.
|Display||HD LED, 15.6 Inch, 1366×768 Pixels|
|CPU||1.9GHz, Intel Core i3 3rd Gen; GPU: Intel HD 4000; RAM: 4GB DDR3; HDD: 500GB|
|Connectivity||HDMI: One; 3-in-1 Card reader; USB Ports : 4 [2.0×2 and 3.0×2]; 1MP Webcam|
|Battery||Up to 8 hours Backup|
Dell Inspiron Laptop 3537
Some of the Buyers have raised complaints for having it a USA warranty. The Dell India does not cover warranty for the international purchase of its product. It means you cannot have a warranty covered by Dell India, if the product is not sold by the Dell India. The Dell doesn’t offer a worldwide warranty. If the delivered product is carrying a USA warranty, then you got an issue which can be solved by placing a request of exchange with a Indian model. Still I would like to praise the laptop for its build quality, specifications and functionality and above all the original windows 8.1. This is a touch display hardware with eye-catcher stunning glance. I recommend it for everyday use.
|Display||15.6 inch; HD LED Backlit; 1366×768 Pixels|
|CPU||1.7GHz, Intel Core i3 4th Gen; GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400; RAM: 4GB DDR3; HDD : 500GB|
|Connectivity||1MP Webcam; USB Ports: 4 [2.0×2 and 3.0×2]; HDMI Port: YES; Card Reader: 3-in-1|
|Battery||Up to 6 hours|
Dell Inspiron 15 3542 4030U
The Dell Inspiron runs on an original Windows Blue 8.1, packs a 4th gen of i3 processor with a clock speed of 1.9 GHz, and 4 GB DDR RAM, as well as a 8X DVD optical drive. The device’s 15.6 inches LED screen bears an HD, Touch screen offers LED Backlit and True-life optimization. The display supports multi-touch gesture, similar to an advance touch screen smartphone.
With just 2.16 kg weight, the laptop comes with a trial version of Microsoft office 2013 and a Kensington Lock Slot. 500 GB hard disk on board has added enough space to create media and personal multimedia content gallery. The product comes with one year free on-site Dell India warranty.
|Operating system||Windows 64bit|
|Display||15.6inch, Touchscreen, 1366×768 Pixels, LED Backlit with Truelife|
|CPU||1.9GHz, Intel Core i3 4th Gen; GPU: Intel HD 4400; RAM: DDR3 4GB; Hard Disk: 500GB|
|Connectivity||Webcam: 1MP; USB Port: 3[2.0×2, 3.0×1]; HDMI Port: YES; Card Reader: 3-in-1|
|Battery||up to 6 hours|