The CD tray all notebooks, not just this one was a bit flimsy, though it is holding out fine and unless you are all thumbs and have pound fingers, you are not likely to bend and break it when placing CDs or smudging the oh so exposed laser diode. Dell Inspiron B view large image Specifications of the model reviewed here: Wireless access, once established worked well. Having all the ports on the left side means things will get busy over there if you have 3 USB devices plugged in — spreading them out a bit would have been nice. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. I installed Microsoft Flight Simulator to see how it ran on this notebook the simulator does not require a dedicated graphics card thankfully and, while it ran, it was choppy and a bad experience.

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I get good reception when I am two stories above my wireless access point. The battery will last longer if the laptop is only used for web browsing. The B is mostly black. I returned the Maxtor One Touch II external because there were problems with its touted restore operations and software reinstallations hence the 3rd PC restore on my B — that story, some other time … sigh!

The loss of hard drive real estate is peanuts compared to the time saved during restore operations. I was actually shocked when I first used it.


Dell Inspiron B view large image Specifications of the model reviewed here: Screen latches view large image The screen delll a Everything but the sound card and wireless card are properly detected and installed when B102 boot from a Knoppix LiveCD. A nice thing is that only the area around the CPU, which is in the back left, gets warm and not the entire underside.

Windows XP Home came preinstalled with my B Software The notebook comes with a wordperfect 12 office suite, with the trial versions of the spreadsheet and presentation software, with option to upgrade after 60 days, or you may simply choose to keep the wordperfect wordprocessor.

The Dell Inspiron B is a It is no del, cousin when comes time to perform. Underside view of B view large image.

Dell Inspiron B120 14.1in. Notebook/Laptop – Customized

You can drive up the volume pretty high without having any clipping. Also the keyboard has a gray border surrounding it, which some people may find visually pleasing. It seems to be a very basic unit and has internal delo unit inside and works flawlessly. The modem and network cable also work fine, as do the 3 USB 2.

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Front side view view larger image. I did not set out looking for a notebook or acquiring one.

Speakers The speakers are quite tinny, with audible distortion and do not play very loud. In my tests I have found that it is still very usable outdoors in broad day light, though I had to turn the brightness to maximum to achieve this.


The look of the Inspiron B is a mix of silver and black.

Dell Inspiron B and B Review (pics, specs)

Benchmarks I ran the super pi benchmark which tests the CPU math processing and memory as well as disk function, since some amount of writing to disk is associated in this test and this is what I got: This worked very nicely even though it was more expensive than buying from other sources. Another test that I ran was the HD utility and the graphs for delll results follow: When using the B for simple web browsing and typing this review and with screen brightness set to half the battery ran out after 2hours and 20 minutes.

Hi, just to mention here about this specific laptop….

I find it incredible that you can get a wide screen laptop for such a low price. The exterior design, although not beautiful, could definitely be much worse.

The screen is a Build and Construction I suppose if your needs are modest, like mine, and games and video performance are not a big issue, then the Inspiron B will serve you well for quite some time.

This is unfortunately not enough time to play most movies.

Intel Pentium M Processor 1. Inspiron B closed view view large image. I did poke at the screen a bit and found it to be firm.