Slimmed-down design; low starting price; high-end extras are available, including HDMI and touch-sensitive media control buttons.
Not as many configuration options as some of Dell’s other laptops; plastic construction feels somewhat flimsy; base $499 configuration about as powerful as an abacus.
The bottom line:
Taking consumer complaints to heart, Dell updates its mainstream 15-inch laptop with the Dell Inspiron 1525 battery
. It’s thinner, lighter, and...