The Dell Inspiron 1520 under review here is the latest 15.4” in an ever-growing succession of what can be categorized as “consumer mainstream” notebooks offered by Dell’s Home & Home Office division. Since the release of the 1520, Dell has also made available a very similar machine, the Vostro 1500, which can be purchased from the Small Business site. Unlike the Inspiron 1520, which can be configured with any one of eight different colors, the Vostro 1500 is solid black. The Vostro also provides a Windows XP option, which is unavailable in the Inspiron 1520.
The Inspiron 1520 has the following ports selection:
(4) USB 2.0 Ports
Integrated 10/100 LAN and 56K Modem
8-in-1 Card Reader
VGA Video Output and S-Video
Stereo In, Headphone/Speaker Out and Dual Digital Mics
ExpressCard 54mm Slot