Dell IM5030-1719OBK Review

Laptops can be a good choice when it comes to presenting a nice gift to your father. However, you might think that it is an expensive choice. But, nowadays, lots of companies have unleashed affordable computers with almost all necessary computing functionalities. Dell has recently unveiled IM5030-1719OBK which comprises of AMD dual core processor, 4GB memory and 320 GB disk space.  It can be considered a decent laptop for fathers unless they are 3D game addicted or don’t need to perform any complicated task on a computer. The price of Dell IM5030-1719OBK is around $550. However, the price is little high when compared to other laptops, with similar specs, available in the market. The advantage of this laptop, over others, is that it has one half mini PCMCIA slot that supports external hardware.


Processor- Dell IM5030-1719OBK is equipped with AMD Athlon II X2 P360 processor which is a dual core processor which operates with 2.3 GHz frequency. The processor is considerably faster than Celeron 900 mobile processor and latest AMD Zacate E series E-240 processor. Due to presence of two cores, it will be able to provide you enhanced multitasking features. It also has 1MB L2 cache.


Graphics- You may find that most entry or mid level AMD mobile processors are coming  with ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics which is onboard graphics and doesn’t have its own memory. However, it is capable of displaying HD videos. It also supports gaming up to some extent. The graphics is supported by Microsoft DirectX 10.


RAM- IM5030-1719OBK model of Dell comes with 4GB DDR3 memory which is decent amount of memory. Very few laptops in this segment come with 4GB RAM. Memory can be upgraded up to 6GB.


Hard Drive- – Dell IM5030-1719OBK comes with 320GB hard drive with 5,400 rpm speed. Now if you compare with price than I personally feel that 500GB HDD should be there. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition is preinstalled into it.


Display- Dell IM5030-1719OBK laptop comes with regular screen size of 15.6” when measure diagonally with LED backlight high definition display. The resolution of the display is 1366*768 (max)


Webcam- The laptop comes with 0.3MP camera which many people think is of low quality. However, from point of video chat, it’s going to be your face at close range. You don’t require 2MP to do the job, 0.3 MP is sufficient to display your face with enough details.


Other features of IM5030-1719OBK are as following

10/100 Mbps fast Ethernet

802.11 b/g/n wi-fi connectivity

3 USB 2.0 ports

one half mini  PCMCIA slot

Downside of the Dell IM5030-1719OBK

It doesn’t have HDMI output

No Bluetooth

No Gigabit Ethernet


Considering the price and features of Dell IM5030-1719OBK it looks expensive; however, it has PCMCIA slot which is an added advantage.


One Response to Dell IM5030-1719OBK Review

  1. Beelzebub says:

    this laptop is currently on sale for $299 @ Best Buy. I am surprised it cost so much in this review … seems like a great deal for the price now.

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