Dell Inspiron 1526 Review and Specs

Dell Inspiron 1526 has burst on the scene in full color. Dell fans can now get the Dell Inspiron 1526 in several new colors and patterns. The new colorful array of laptops has been attracting young and old, to the new Inspiron 1526. The bright new colors coming out of the Dell camp have been revitalizing the laptop industry. Laptop buyers would typically have to choose from three color choices, black, silver, and gray. Very often, laptop models would not even have color choices, it is very possible that some laptop purchasing decisions were made based on the color options available. Dell has sought to do away with that notion by offering a combination of colors and design options, of which customers may choose from 8 different color options.

The new Dell laptop chassis design has kept at least one thing consistent across the Dell family of laptops, the new sturdy hinges. The LCD now stands firmly, and the hinges feel much more durable than previous Dell models. While this seems like a minor detail, it is reassuring to know that Dell pays attention to such details.

Stay connected on the go with the great wireless options on the new Insprion. The 1526 includes Wireless support for USB and Wi Fi, Bluetooth, and Mobile Broadband. The Inspiron 1526 can be configured to include mobile broadband options that will allow owners who subscribe to a 3G provider, to connect anywhere there is cell phone access.

The Inspiron 1526 is loaded with features for multimedia. Integrated Webcam, dual headphone jacks, VGA and S-Video, and HDMI High Definition Video Output. The feature rich Dell Inspiron 1526 is an ideal laptop for students and for the corporate professional, even with a weight just over 5 pounds.

For a decent price, buyers can own a Dell 1526 of their own, in the favorite color. Rest assured that the 1526 can handle any task that demands attention. Dell powers the 1526 with an Intel Celeron, if your budget allows, you can easily upgrade to Dual Core(2.0GHz). Review the specs listed below for more.

The unit we were able to review came with the AMD Athlon 64x (1.9GHz). AMD is doing its best to stay competitive with industry leader Intel. The Athalon 64 x2 is AMD-s dual core technology, and delivers plenty of processing power. With 4GB of RAM, and a 250GB Hard Drive, the Dell Inpsiron 1526 can stand on its own at work, school, or play for that matter. We were able to view DVD-s while surfing the web, watching YouTube videos, and streaming audio from the web without the DVD playback suffereing so much as a hiccup. The Athalon 64 x2 along with the ATI Radeon Express, delivers smooth multimedia playback. Push your output to your home system using the HDMI output or the S-video output, and your 1526 can now become your remote multimedia manager.

Overall the 1526 makes a great laptop, great features, great design and awesome specs. Defintely highly recommended.


Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2(1.89GHz)
Memory 4 GB
Hard Drive 250 GB
Optical Drive DVDRW


56K modem, 10/100 Ethernet
Wireless 802.11 b/g Bluetooth
Display 15.4 inch WXGA HiDef Wide Screen (TrueLife)
Display Adapter ATI Radeon Express 1270 with Hypermemory up to 256 MB, 1280 x 800
Ports 4 USB 2.0 Ports; Audio: stereo in, headphone/speaker out and dual digital mics; IEEEE1394a; 8-in-1 Memory Card Reader; VGA Video Output & S-Video

14.1 inches x 10.1 inches x 1.5 inches

6.2 pounds