If you’re budget minded and looking for a great laptop, this may just be the right choice for you. Starting with a 15.6” glossy widescreen display, the 15 series has a host of features you might find included in a much more expensive laptop. A standard Intel Celeron 585 processor with 2GB DDR2 shared memory and integrated Intel Graphics whets your appetite for basic functions such as browsing the internet and office productivity. For the graphic artist or gamer in you, a modest cost upgrade can get you an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, an impressive 4GB of DDR2 memory and a 256MB ATI Radeon HD4330 graphics card.
As far as standard options go; integrated WiFi, a 7 in 1 media card reader round out the features on the Inspiron 15 series. It is the heaviest pc on this list at 5.8lbs, but the availability of solid upgrades make the 15 Series a solid contender for best value. If you’re content to settle for the $399 price point, the standard specs on this bad boy are hot and earn a solid spot in this list for best value for your money.