Customer reviews for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040

Inspiron 15 AMD M5040

Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
2.857 / 5
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Rating breakdown 7 reviews
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4 out of 757%of customers recommend this
Customer reviews for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Review 1 for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:iamonehappycustomer
(United Kingdom)
Duration of Product Use:3-4 months
Level of Expertise:Good
Title:

Dell M5040 for home and work

PostedJanuary 20, 2013
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Yes, I would recommend this product
I would just like to say first off that the built in support features with this product are outstanding, I've used many computers as I am a DJ, Producer and a radio presenter for several radio stations in the UK, the laptops ease of use and features that dell brings to the game are excellent, it's a well balanced, Good looking, quick piece of kit, i use it with Traktor & the S4 controller at work on the radio stations every week alongside the studio setup and also for Music production in Ableton and Cubase, it responds well alongside the Asio4all sound card and even some of the CPU heavy production tools respond well, the readyboost feature makes it even faster and smoother, I adore the clarity of the 15" 1366 HD screen and the speed of graphics processors which are great for Programs which allow Hardware acceleration like Adobe's products such as Photoshop and After Effects CS6 which i use with it which are quite demanding on the system at times, I've had it quite a few months now and it works perfectly for what i need it for, the only minor issue is the processor speed, but with a seperate Ati graphics processor the AMD Processor handles programs and features very well, A Perfect all rounder compared to a lot in the same category.
Pros:music production, radio and club dj, design & photo editing, streaming media
+7points
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Review 2 for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Overall Rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:disgusted1470
(uk)
Duration of Product Use:Over 6 months
Level of Expertise:Good
Title:

constant problems since new

PostedJanuary 18, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Ive had nothing but problems from they day i bought it, Had to reload windows at least 3 times in the 1st 3 months,crashes constantly & 1 month after warranty ran out the onboard speakers packed up so i have to use external speakers or plug it into my tv?????
Now ive been informed after yet another troubleshooting scan that my hard drive needs replacing as its about to fail??? Which would explain why it runs about as fast as win 98 on a bad day.
Pros:when it lets me
+6points
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Review 3 for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:cadams1696
Title:

Not everything I hoped for

PostedSeptember 24, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this product
The only thing that I thought should be available is a firewire port to upload videos from tapes into the laptop there is no port for 1394 firewire.
Pros:for leisure use
-4points
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Review 4 for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Overall Rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:ZackandJessie
(Lynchburg, VA)
Duration of Product Use:Less than a month
Level of Expertise:Average
Title:

Returned in less than 30 days

PostedJune 13, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
I loved it when I first bought it. I love the dell stage and other new features, but started having problems the first month. After doing windows updates, I restarted the computer and it had to perform a start up repair which continuously failed. Everytime I shutdown and restart my computer it has this problem. Many other people are having this problem with no resolution from dell. Thank goodness I was able to return it.
Pros:school work email and basic internet
+20points
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Review 5 for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:Potsie
Title:

m5040 dell

PostedFebruary 7, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this product
i got this dell to replace a toshbia l5005
and i think this dell out runs this l5oo5
and was 1/2 the price as the toshbia,
just had this one day and im very happy so far
this has many more extras that the l5005 did not
have like web cam ,bluetooth,hot buttons
+28points
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Review 6 for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:BChicago27
Title:

Not great, seems you get what you pay for

PostedFebruary 4, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
I purchased this laptop to replace a 2005 or 2006 HP Compaq nx 7400. So far I am constantly returning to my old laptop to use versus the Dell, which is sitting right next to it on my desk. The Dell feels cheap, the keyboard just has a much less substantial feel to it, don't really know how to explain. Certain windows do not allow you to scroll within them on the Dell while they do on the HP. It often shrinks the font for no reason, I have to keep making it larger. It will randomly highlight text, which while is annoying when reading something is a nightmare when sending long emails, as you cannot get this text back when it then erases it if you don;t catch it fast enough. There are more issues, but these are the major day to day ones. Yes, I can have it repaired or return it but right now it's just easier to use my old one which is certainly not ideal.
+2points
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Review 7 for Inspiron 15 AMD M5040
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatarReviewed by:TacTRDFreak
(Orange, Tx)
Duration of Product Use:Less than a month
Level of Expertise:Expert
Title:

Awesome Laptop

PostedJanuary 11, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this product
Dell got it right with the new AMD E2 Vision laptops. Bought the M5040 with 4G Ram and 550HDD for my wife. New it would be a good unit but found out that it runs circles around my work unit. I use a Tough Book at work with a Core I5 VPro and it doesn't perform nearly as well as the M5040. I strongly recommend this unit to anyone who needs a good laptop for a decent price.
Pros:video, music, photos, office, internet, games
+93points
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