The Inspiron 1525 is a powerful machine in all areas, except gaming performance. The absence of a discrete graphics chip, provides us with stellar battery life, and gets very sizeable gains just by reducing the screen brightness slightly. A casual user who uses this notebook to surf the web, for work, or takes it into a college classroom, won’t be disappointed. Those who are expecting it to game while in the college classroom won’t enjoy the experience. This product is not without significant usability drawbacks such as the USB port being very close to the Power Cord port, the Media Controls or the touchpad not responding properly. However, the beautiful looking screen, great size keyboard, and powerful computer do outweigh most of these disadvantages.
Great for general use
Great battery life
Vivid display screen
Stays cool and quiet
Lacks graphics performance
Media Controls and touchpad could be more responsive
Display screen has issues with glare
Bulky USB devices could block the Power Adapter plug.