Dell Inspiron N5010 Review

Dell Inspiron N5010 Review

UPDATE 2018: The reviewed laptop model in this post is from 2011. If you are looking for the latest version 2018 of Dell Inspiron 15 5000 you can find it here.


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.

Dell Inspiron N5010 Review Specs ladies and gents:

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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
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.



47 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron N5010 Review”

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

  2. 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.

        1. Bhagwan Sisodiya

          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


    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

  4. 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…

  5. 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

    1. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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! =( :/

  8. Stathis Constantinou

    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….

  9. 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?

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

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

  11. Thank you for sharing your view on the Dell Inspiron laptop. Currently, I am using an older version of Dell Inspiron laptop and looking to upgrade to the newer version. So this could help me in choosing the best one.

  12. Very Good Actually still works i also have 11 years passed. coudnt update to windows 10 and 11, too bad but still windows 7 works fine.

  13. Hi
    I have same model dell Inspiron n5010 i3 core 2gb ram , 300gb HDD, sata enabled bought in 2012
    My question is
    1) whether win 10 works very well on it ?
    2) whether wd ssd 3d nand 240gb works on it ?

  14. Great review!! It feels good when concerning your favorite laptop with such detailed info!! Keep sharing good stuff like this!

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