Dell Inspiron 5000
by Patrick Austin
I’d like to continue my Dell articles with some information about the Dell Inspiron 5000. I’ve written an article about the Inspiron series (specifically the 4150; see Dell Inspiron 4150 Review). Both the 5000 and 4150 have similarities, though some might prefer the Dell Inspiron 5000 for it’s unique features. Some of these features include a brand new “SpeedStep” processor, which allows the 5000 to perform at optimal speeds. Another fantastic feature is the graphics and spreadsheet capabilities. If you’d like, you can upgrade the screen to fourteen hundred by one thousand-fifty pixels, one of the best resolutions available for the laptop.
The Dell Inspiron 5000 comes equipped with great DVD and CD formats. Due to the amazing software, DVD movies look crystal-clear on the Inspiron 5000. You can also watch the movies you get from your laptop on a home television, thanks to the Dell Inspiron 5000 TV-out port (this is also available on the Inspiron 4150). It has a rather large fifteen-inch screen, so this laptop would be perfect for a movie buff that likes to download and watch films via the net. For music lovers, the speakers are some of the best and will provide a textured sound while listening to your favorite tunes.
The Dell Inspiron 5000 would be perfect for companies who need great mobile speed along with a fantastic presentation and graphics screen. In the business world, presentation plays a major role, so you need to be sure to get a laptop that provides quality presentation features. The Dell Inspiron 5000 certainly has that.
Some of the upgrades you can get for the Dell Inspiron 5000 include a second battery and a faster zip drive. In my opinion, you should consider at least one of these upgrades, if not both. Getting a second battery would be wise, since it’s very common to misplace batteries (especially if you travel a lot with your laptop). A faster zip drive would be a good purchase for someone who needs to have quicker downloads and page loads (in the work environment, productivity is key).
The price for a Dell Inspiron 5000 is around three thousand dollars, and could potentially cost more if you decide to upgrade some of the exterior features (mentioned above). At a price like that, it’s certainly a large investment, but it’s well worth it if you need a laptop that performs at super fast speed and comes with a plethora of wonderful features.
Mr. Austin is a freelance journalist for Pulse MEDIA International. He also covers sports and health for a number of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com, and entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.