Dell Inspiron N5010 Review

Dell Inspiron N5010 Review


The Dell Inspiron N5010 is intended for the casual family guy and a bit more advanced, but lazy geeky guy who doesn’t care much about the features and performances. It’s still a serious machine, with the new I5 processor it can hold on a decent overload, much heavier than a few word-processors, browsers and skype. This all around notebook can also be used for serious graphic softwave as well. With the ATI HD 5650 it can be also used for gaming, and by gaming I mean playing the most recent DirectX 11 games with your geekier buddie. And at this price it is a great value for the money.


I must mention something I didn’t like at this model, and that is the idea to use the rear side to put ports, and just any ports, but two of the three USB ports which are very further apart. I’m sure you all must own a portable hdd and as you know most of the larger capacity ones must be powered by two USB ports. Here is how you would plug in one of those on the Dell Inspiron N5010, a bit of a pain huh? Luckily my Y-cable was long enough to plug it in.

Dell Inspiron N5010 USB Ports
Dell Inspiron N5010 USB Ports Bad Placement


Have a question? Use the comment box below while I still have fresh memories of this notebook :)


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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