I had this laptop for about three years and I never regretted buying anything more! After exactly one year (the warranty is over) it started to have problems! - The battery died almost immediately. I can never use it without the cable attached unless I have a 15-20 minutes task to do - It's incredibly slow. I formatted it a few times and deleted all the heavy programs. I tried everything to speed it up. Nothing worked! It literally freezes for a few seconds after almost every click! and I only use it for very simple daily tasks. I don't download or play games.. Videos play very badly. A colleague of mine has exactly the same laptop said the same thing, that's when I gave up on trying to make it work faster. It's just rubbish and it's not cheap either.. - The price shown on the main screen is not it. You'll have to add other necessary stuff so it will end up almost twice as much.
Do not waste your money! It's absolutely not worth it!
I brought my inspiron 1545r about 2 years ago now complete with windows 7, 4gb ram and an Intel pentium processor. I have got to say for the first year i had this laptop I was pleasantly surprised as I wasn't expecting much for the price. Like the add says, for every day computing, however if you are into gaming like me, this isn't fast enough,now I wish I had got a faster processor and a graphics card as the Intel accelerator just isn't sufficient. However I cant fault it for build quality and reliability, I have dropped it countless times and its still here today. So overall if you are getting a laptop just for the internet and word processing this is the one for you.
A week after getting this laptop it was already freezing up and not getting past the dell logo screen. I contacted the support team and they never completely fixed the problem and it kept happening. Now my laptop completely stays frozen and I cant use it. It has been the worst laptop I have owned.