Dell Inspiron N5010 Review

By Goce | Hardware

Apr 26
Dell Inspiron N5010 Review

Introduction

Although the Inspiron line from Dell was originally intended to be an entry-level class, this notebook proves that they have started targeting the mid-class with it. The new Dell Inspiron N5010 got at our lab and we are proud to present this fine piece of craft. Of course Dell made it following the today’s standards with a fine aluminum case, equipped with a second generation Intel I5 processor and mid class ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, this model screams serious performance.

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Model: Dell Inspiron N5010

The Dell Inspiron N5010 notebook again comes with either I3 I5 or I7 Intel processor, a 15.6″ 1366 x 768 LED monitor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with 1GB DDR3 RAM, Intel® HM57 Express Chipset, Bluetooth, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, SRS Premium Speakers, 7in1 card reader, and a 6 cell battery.

Our currently tested model: Dell Inspiron N5010 has the following specifications:

 

CPU: Intel Core I5 480M 2.66GHz (2.93 GHz TM, 1066MHz, 3MB Cache)
VGA: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB
Chipset: Intel HM57 Express
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
HDD: Samsung HM641JI 640 GB 5400 rpm
ODD: DVD-RW Supermulti Double Layer
Network: Lan RJ45, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Interfaces: Bluetooth 3.0, 3xUSB 2.0, Mic/Phone Jacks, HDMI, VGA , 4in1 Card Reader (SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC)
Battery: 6cell up to 4 hours
Other: Webcam 1.3MP, Aluminum chassis
Dimensions:
Width: 14.8 inch
Height: 1.25 inch front – 1.34inch back
Depth: 10.31 inch
Weight: 5.83 lbs (with 6-cell Battery)
Dell Inspiron N5010 Contents

Dell Inspiron N5010 Contents

 

The whole package contains the following:

  • Ac charger
  • Power Cable
  • User Manual
  • Manual CD
  • Applications CD

You can see a video of the actual Dell Inspiron N5010 Unboxing.

 

 

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Adriaan May 13, 2011

Got the n5010 i7 and love it, live it.

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craig head May 29, 2011

when did this laptop get released also is it good for gaming. games like cod crysis 2 and need for speed and tht

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Mirza Shakeel June 1, 2011

hi,

We purchase N-5010 and we struggle to iinstall WindowXP but infortunatly we couldn`t install.
But Window-7 is install in it but we don`t wanna use it so kindly, give us whole information about installation WindowXP in N-5010.
Thanks.

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    Bhagwan Sisodiya July 22, 2011

    Hello Mirza for windows xp required some drivers like SARA

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      Bhagwan Sisodiya July 22, 2011

      Required SATA Drivers

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        Bhagwan Sisodiya July 22, 2011

        Hi Mirza download sata drivers for windows xp and when you will install windows xp by pen drive or by Disktte drive install it then u will able to do that

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    imranhassan January 8, 2017

    GO TO BIOS SETUP AND GO TO ADVANCED SETUP CHANGE ACHI TO ATA IN BIOS( SATA MODE)

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sssss June 3, 2011

How can I install Win XP on it???

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yozolios June 4, 2011

TO ALL PEOPLES WHO WANTS WINXP!!

i own a dell N5010 i5 and i use win7 ultimate…
i tried to install winxp but then i realized that i have to change some system bios.
changing system bios can slow the computer and sometimes greatly affect the performance.

Also, because N5010 is a fairly new laptop, windows xp doesnt fully support its drivers since a while ago. I do know that the stock Windows 7 Home Premium has a laggy experience, but after i installed Windows 7 unlimited, its heaps better! i like windows 7 more then xp now ^^

U can get windows 7 unlimited for free (download a crack version,or get a clean version then crack it ur self!(thats what i did) then boot up the .iso on a usb and change the boot sequence to usb first..)
search up a full tut on google or youtube! btw there are ways to config WINDOWS 7 so it has a similar interface to windows xp. AND LASTLY, I REALLY ENJOY THIS COMPUTER…ITS USEFUL IN MANY WAYS. BUT HAS ANYONE TRIED THE HACKED OSX SNOW LEAPORD ON IT?? DOES ALL THE HARDWARE WORK PROPERLY ON OSX?? thx

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yozolios June 4, 2011

nvm i figured it out and btw, if anyone wants to know how, u’ll need iboot+multibeast it works but first you must install with -x bootflag after installing use -x bootflag and after setup delete ati kexts in /system/library/extensions then you can boot without any flags. P.S after multibeast mouse may not work if it doesnt boot from cd and get the voodoo trackpad and install it then you can boot without boot flags from Harddrive.
that means u have to buy the retailed OSX as well…

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Mr. Anonymous June 11, 2011

The N5010 Is Beautiful. And Will Play Crysis 2 On Medium Graphics With Little Lag.

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stathis June 26, 2011

i have got a problem…. i bought this laptop and i askedin the shop how many hours to charg it the first time and they told me about 8 to 10 hours………….. i chargh it for 10 hours but my battery last the maximun one and a half hour……… why…./????? this laptop said that his battery last for 4 hours … help please

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    Aly Shahbaz August 4, 2011

    I think you should switch your laptop off and charge it for over 6 hours and then see the battery time. Make sure that the display brightness is low while its running on the battery.

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Yash July 1, 2011

i have got dell inspiron with i3 and i just love its gr8

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Nazir Astana July 2, 2011

Olalal…. Using Laptop 5010 is fannnn….Love it

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Tuheen July 5, 2011

This dell n5010 Avarage.

Battary not more than 4 hours running

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nijas July 11, 2011

i bougt a new dell n5010 laptop but it contains no bluetooth device

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    Rishh4u July 21, 2011

    Install Blue tooth driver

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Kormosh July 16, 2011

@Adriaan ((the first comment))
what is the price with i7 ??!

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chaike July 18, 2011

i tried playing gta and Nfs on my dell N5010 and its saying video memory is insufficient. Nfs is not even responding when clicked ! Pls can anyone give a solution….

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    Amanbnsd August 8, 2011

    may be it doesnt hav grapics card or ram is less

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Kenjie Gar Bal August 5, 2011

My 15R doesnt have a bluetooth and wifi.

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    RANINDU August 9, 2011

    INSTALL THE DRIVERS. B4 THAT BETTER 2 CREATE A SYSTEM IMAGE OR RESTORE POINT!

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VINAY ANURAG TIRKEY August 7, 2011

I AM NJY THIS MACHINE … ITS FUN TO SEE IT PERFORMING .. EFFICIENTLY AND SMOOTHLY

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Samarth Sinha99 August 11, 2011

N5010 rocks

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Vpnwild007 September 2, 2011

hey i bought it bt how to check its graphic card

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Fahd Rashid September 3, 2011

my n5010 has a serious problem….. that is, it gets hot within 10 min. and then shuts down automatically when it gets too hot…. that is like about after 1 hour, what should i do? add a new cooling fan? PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU! =( :/

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Stathis Constantinou September 17, 2011

fahn rashid you are an idiot…. is beacuse there is a lot of dust inside your pc… you must go to your technical and clean it….

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Bhatt Tushar563 September 18, 2011

popat thai gayo dell laine aa company to luntava bethi chee,
Salu laptop and charger to jane lodi uper mukya hoy eva garam thay chee ane pankho to jane helicopter ni yaad apave chhe.
Is the any type of laptop get heated and also charger and also fan rotating sound can be heard?

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Chintalapati Sridhar31 September 21, 2011

N5010 i3 has no graphic card………so no chance of playing high resolution games

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GUEST September 28, 2011

Can you change out the lid on the Inspiron N5010?

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Ahmad_damas1 October 2, 2011

no bluetooth in this n 5010 ????? please help about how can i use the blutooth

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Ameliaferrer October 6, 2011

can i use the charger for inspiron 1525 on my inspiron n5010?

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Skdileepshetty October 6, 2011

my inspiron n5010 requires network controller how can i resolve it

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Wynnie724 November 8, 2011

Does any1 know if the dvd is dual layer on the n5010 i5?

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Anonymous March 3, 2016

5

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Minerva April 28, 2016

Me dull. You smart. That’s just what I neeedd.

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imranhassan January 8, 2017

the wifi driver for n5010 on XP3 is => Broadcom 5.100.235.12 and this is DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card.

I got this driver by installing the software Driver booster 4.

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