It was ironical to have dull looking and plasticky notebooks from Dell under its Inspiron series because despite its nomenclature there was nothing inspiring about it. After the refresh though, the new Inspirons live up to their name with a completely overhauled design and feel. We already covered the new Inspiron 14R a while back and now we look at the recently launched AMD powered Inspirons that fall under the new M501R brand name.
There are currently two CPU options available, a triple core Phenom II N850 and a Quad N930. Today we have the latter configuration, which is the full blown version with 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD550v with 1GB memory.
Previously AMD based laptops were notorious for burning your lap, which is why we stayed away from them. Also, the performance wasn't anything to write home about either. Let's see what's changed with the new Phenom II chips and if they are able to deliver better performance without stinging your thighs.
The standard package includes;