One thing I would strongly recommend NOT doing is buying this piece of garbage or anything else that Dell makes for that matter. My internet is so slow and barely functional on my Dell 15R-5521 while my wife's Lenovo works just fine, as does her iPad and each of our phones. It's also at the point now where it does not restart properly and takes multiple reboots to get it restarted. I have only had this piece of crap for two years and it is now practically useless. I'm definitely never buying a Dell product again and in fact, I'm not even going to re-sell this one or trade it in- I'm going to smash it to pieces with a hammer so I can ensure this garbage product will not end up in some innocent consumer's hands. This laptop and this company are frauds.
I have had this laptop for a little less than a year. I use this computer everyday for school. A couple problems have showed up. First of all, the casing is not very sturdy. I began to notice within a month that small impressions were showing up on the screen. In order to prevent further damage, I purchased a shell to go on while in the case. Also, the silver lining above the network cable slot is weak. A piece of this silver casing fell off. Also, the bottom part of the fan guard on the left side breaks within a weak of using it. Other than the casing issues, I like the laptop.
I need to now what the difference between this machine and the "Dell Inspiron 15-3521" if it was with same specs. , I mean are "Inspiron 15-5521 family" are better than "Inspiron 15-3521 family"? and why? thank you
Just bought this machine and i have a 3rd generation i5-3317U processor with 6-cell battery. I have been only surfing with WLAN and the battery drained after 2.33hrs... Your test suggests it should run for at least 7 hours. What am i doing wrong??
thanks.. for your great review on inspiron15r-5521..i have recently brought this notebook,after installing all drivers...i run the system rating...results are same as mentioned in your review but the "desktop graphic performance" is quite low ie "5.7"..it shoud be "6.6"...plz guide me how can i overcome this problem..and send me the links of the drivers if needed....reply me a.s.a.p..thanks
hi, the monitor color profile (ICC profiles) contains no parameters. I downloaded and applied to the color management of this laptop, it seems no different from the stock monitor. Do you have the proper file? thanks!
hello! I've received this laptop today and I'm feeling it has earthing problem, although it is looking weak but is this problem only with me? or is it common because of metallic body? I'm even feeling earthing in lid.