Pros

  • Bargain-priced

Cons

  • Sluggish performer

At A Glance

You can get basic office work done and burn your own CDs with Dell's bargain-basement Inspiron 1200.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number I1200L1
Inventory Number 24676
Processor
Processor type Intel Celeron M 350
Processor speed 1300.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.1 inches
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 768
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated Intel 915GM
Storage
Drive size 30.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage None
Battery
Battery Type NiMH
Vendor Rated Battery life 224.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection Not included
Bluetooth No
Slots None
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 250.0 MB
Memory type DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
Memory speed 333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.0 inches
Depth 10.6 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 7.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software Corel WordPerfect Office 12
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 2:24   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 38.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 53.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 29.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 32.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 1152.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Poor
World Bench 5 Score 57.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 1147.0
Ahead Nero 2140.0
Windows Media Encoder 662.0
WinZip 716.0
Adobe Premiere 939.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 748.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 818.0
Roxio VideoWave 608.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 654.0
Adobe Photoshop 497.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 677.0
Microsoft Office XP 686.0