DELL LAPTOPS ARE OFTEN THE GO TO
machines for those aiming at afford-ability. And the newest Inspiron EI50S does nothing to dissuade me from that
notion. This latest 1-1505 iteration is the only sub-Sl,000 laptop on the market that comes with discrete graphics, a Core 2 Duo processor, and 1GB of RAM. Tor all this, it earns in the budget space.
The system comes preloaded with Microsoft Windows XV Media Center Edition 2005, so you can organize all your media tiles into an easy-to-use interface. Dell also bundles its Media Direct, the best "instant-on" software in the laptop market, which gives you ; similar media center experience using Dell's proprietary interface. The app allows immediate access to all your multimedia tiles—booting into Windows isn't necessary. What's more, Dell MediaDirect recently added Instant Office to its suite, letting you view Microsoft PowerPoint slides and Microsoft Outlook contacts as well.
The EI505s 1.66-GHz Intel Core 2 DuoT55O0 isn't much faster than the identically clocked ( ore Duo T230Q found in the previous 1-1505: the SVS-mark 2004 SH benchmark test revealed an improvement of about -I percent. The ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 graphics chipset and 1GB of RAM make the 1*1505 a perfect candidate not only for Windows Vista, but for 3D-intensive applications as well. The system also enjoys a significant increase in battery power, going from a 53-Wh to a 75-Wh battery. This translated to over 5 hours of battery life oil the MobileMark2005 tests; the previous EI505 didn't even make it to 3.Now. anytime someone asks me which laptop offers the most bang tor the buck, the Dell Inspiron E1505 (Core 2 Duo) comes to mind.