Pros Keyboard, touchpad, screen, sturdy, easy to handle, good value
Cons heavy, hot, the fan not enough
Summary Shut down computer properly. Take vacuum machine and suck the dust from the fan openings out properly. Do it every 3-4 weeks. Then the fan runs slower and machine faster without overheating too much.
I am not from DELL. Otherwise great value, still after more than 1 year. If you don't care about the warm keyboad, then still a good value. Nice design, great keyboard and touchpad and screen bright. I would give it 10 but I deduct 3 points for the overheating problems, weight and thickness.Updated
The overheating problem didn't go away but it staed here. I search internet. There was a lawsuit in the US for Inspiron 5100?? I believe. Dell lost the suit. (search Wikipedia for inspiron problems.) Users claimed their laptops are overheated. Similar lawsuit has been launched for Inspiron 1100. The case is that Dell knew laptop cooling system is not working properly but they continued to sell it. You might want to sign up with the layer for this lawsuit. In case Dell looses the suit, they will have to componsate the claimants. I think it's too late to sign as claimant, but you should know your rights agains Dell if Dell compensates owners. Search Google for more info. This suite is still running, started last year.
Cons none for the past 4 years.
Summary Ive had this thing for 4 years and it still works fine. its been dropped so many times, its been kicked cause of an idiotic friend of mine tried to kick me, miss and hit the laptop. i love it. i dont see why everyone is complaining about it.
sure the fan has its loud moments but it kicks butt.
Cons After 13 months, it started to overheat, the fan stays on CONSTANTLY and then starts to become SLOWWWWW and aggravating. Sometimes it completely shuts down. One should spend more money on something reliable. I WILL NEVER BUY DELL AGAIN, UNLESS I WANT T
"POS Agreed"on by jtheed
Pros CHEAP for a Reason
Cons Will not last !!
Summary I have had experience with 2 of these Dell 1100's and they both quit working for the same reason, the mother board went on them. Both were about 15 months old and Dell wanted $700.00 to fix them. Do NOT waste your Money on this one.Updated
How many of the people who gave a Good Review of this Laptop still have a working 1100 !!!
Cons This thing overheats enough to light that Dell kid's bowl. Do NOT buy this laptop... Furthermore, Dell's support, whether in India, the Philippines or Texas, is absolutely awful.