Pacific Blue Dell Inspiron 1318 Review

The Dell Inspiron 1318 comes in an appealing deep Pacific Blue color with a glossy look which appears attractive, yet conservative and is ready to cross elegantly from the home to the work place.

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This is an ultra portable laptop which weighs in at a mere 4.9 pounds. The 1318 offers a 13.3″ WXGA TrueLife widescreen display, and the video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 which provides a vibrant viewing experience. The maximum resolution is 1280 x 800. While testing DVD movies on the laptop, the display remained crisp, clear and as noted vibrantly sharp with no hesitations from the system.

Our Inspiron 1318 review machine is powered by the 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390 with a 533MHz FSB (Front Side Bus). There is 2GB of memory installed, and the maximum that this computer will accept is 4GB which leaves room to upgrade if it ever became necessary to run advanced resource intensive applications.


On the 160GB SATA hard drive is a fully loaded Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 installation as the operating system. This is not much as far as storage space, but it is frequently sufficient for a smaller ultra portable laptop used for traveling and communications work.

The internal 2.0 megapixel webcam is sufficient for keeping in touch with friends and family via video, or attending online web conferences. The 2.0 High Definition audio gives a typical audio experience through the internal speakers as well as through headphones. Of course this is just your basic audio you find on most laptops, but the HD aspect does make things a little clearer and we noted a bit of focus on being well balanced.

Overall the Dell Inspiron 1318 colored laptop holds up among the competition in this notebook classification providing reliable, multimedia enabled, ultra portable laptop benefits for those seeking both power, and a lightweight design. The included features are varied to a certain extent on this particular model, and upgrades are generally very easy.

Additional features noted on our Dell Inspiron 1318 review include a CD/DVD +/- RW, built-in Ethernet port, built-in 802.11g wireless capabilities, a 6-cell lithium ion battery, Multi-card reader including Flash Memory cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, SD Memory, xD-Picture, SDIO, and other basic features.

We found the construction to be sturdy, and the design to be well thought out as well. It is great to see so many colored laptops being produced today because not so long ago they were kind of rare. There is no reason portable computers should be the same old boring, repetitive colors.