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Dell Inspiron M5030 Laptop Computer - 3D Black

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Mfr Part #:

  • AMD V160
  • 2GB DDR3-1333 RAM
  • 250GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6" HD TrueLife LED-backlit Display
  • 8x CD/DVD Burner Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive
  • 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
  • Atheros 802.11g/n Wireless Card
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 3D Black

Make the most of your day. Stay mobile with the Inspiron M5030 Laptop Computer. Easy to use and packed with great features, its perfect for work or staying connected* on the go all at an affordable price.

Dell Inspiron M5030-1506

Always on the go? This slim-profile laptop is all about mobility, starting with its 802.11g/n wireless technology. It's compact size makes it easy to take anywhere and makes it a great choice for students, travelers, and anyone who has to keep up with projects and e-mail in between appointments, car pool, classes, and living life to the fullest.

The Dell Inspiron M5030-1506 also has a good-sized hard drive, an impressive graphics card designed to enhance your hi-def experience, and it has a convenient CD/DVD burner. You'll also appreciate the 3-in-1 digital media reader, a great back-lit display, a built-in webcam, and enhanced virus protection. With all of that and even more features and benefits for you to explore, this is an amazing laptop deal!

CPU Performance
Operating System

With 2GB of DDR 3-1333 memory you get double the data rate while using about 30 percent less power than DDR2. That means programs load and run faster—a real plus when you're in between appointments—and it supports multiple applications running at the same time. For those of you who enjoy life's little extras, you can expand this Inspiron's memory to 6GB.

Plenty of processing power for mobile computing, the AMD Sempron V-160 handles all the basics from web surfing and e-mail to spreadsheets and reports. This processor also incorporates 512KB of performance enhancing level 2 cache. The AMD Sempron V-160 is anything but a power hog which of course enhances battery life; a real plus when you're away from a power source.
Windows® 7 Home Premium, Microsoft's newest operating system, boasts faster boot times, streamlined task management, security enhancements, touch capability advances, and more. With Windows Media Center, you can enjoy a variety of online entertainment. And now it's even easier to network your components, share files, watch Internet TV and record shows.
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Product Information
Mfr Part#
General Information
Model Number
Home & Student
Color - Lid
3D Black
Color - Base
Color - Keyboard
Notebook PC
Operating System
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Brand
CPU Core
CPU Type
CPU Speed
V-160 (2.4GHz)
Level 2 Cache
CPU Main Features
Virtualization Technology
AMD 64 Technology
Enhanced Virus Protection
MMX Technology
Total Memory
Memory Speed
Form Factor
204-pin SO-DIMM
Maximum Memory Supported
Memory Configuration
1 x 2GB
Hard Drive
HD Interface
5,400 RPM
HD Capacity
HD Configuration
1 x 250GB
Multimedia Drives
Optical Drive
Screen Size
Display Type
HD TrueLife LED-backlit LCD
Webcam Resolution
0.3 Megapixel
GPU Type
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Audio System
Integrated Audio
Atheros 802.11 g/n
Wireless Technology
Card Reader
Memory Card Reader
3-in-1 Digital Media Reader
Ports and Connectors
VGA 15-pin
USB 2.0
6-Cell Lithium-Ion
What's in the Box
Preloaded Software
McAfee SecurityCenter 30-Day Trial
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year
1 Year

Important Add-Ons

Protection Plans

  • No Service Plan


Questions and Answers

More Info

More on the Dell Inspiron M5030-1506

250GB SATA Hard Drive
Cruising at 5,400 RPM, this good-sized hard drive is ideal for many laptop computers offering enough space for applications and documents as well as some music and movies. It's Serial ATA interface enables sufficient data transfer rates so every day computing won't bog it down, even when you're multitasking.

In general, laptop hard drives are designed for low power consumption so your battery lasts longer, cool operation, and durability so they can take a few bumps along the road. Still, not all 250GB SATA drive are alike; variables include speed, buffer size, and overall performance.

ATI Radeon HD4250
The ATI Radeon HD4250 is an on-board graphics solution capable of handling two simultaneous HD data streams. It uses shared memory but should be capable of handling light gaming. An added benefit, it's core is derived from the Mobility Radeon HD3400 so it's Direct X 10.1 compatible. It also uses less power than the HD 4200.

MMX technology
To explain it simply, MMX technology is an instruction set designed to improve handling of graphics, video, and audio and process them faster and more efficiently. In addition to enhancing performance, MMX technology can enable higher quality audio and better image color, quality, and clarity.

Virtualization Technology
Need support for virtualization technology for robust platforms offering a scalable virtualization environment? You'll benefit from AMD's Virtualization Technology. Also known as AMD-V™, this set of hardware extensions enables better use of resources helping to improve the effectiveness of clients, servers, and data centers. The benefits of AMD-V include more efficient creation of virtual machines simultaneously running multiple operating systems, more improved application responsiveness when switching between virtual machines, accelerated application performance through memory management, enabling live migration of virtual machines, and improved integrity and security.

AMD 64
From an architecture perspective, AMD 64 allows multiple cores — each having its own L1 and L2 caches — to be totally integrated within a single processor. From a technology standpoint, AMD 64 doubles the number of processor registers giving you the benefit of running either 32-bit or 64-bit software applications.

Enhanced Virus Protection
Also called EVP, Enhanced Virus Protection works with Windows Vista or Windows XP SP2 to help protect computers against malicious viruses, worms, and Trojan horses that can wreak havoc with your system and your data.

EVP works by designating areas of system memory for data only, meaning code may only be read from or written to but not executed. If your computer does get a virus, this built-in security technology can help keep it contained to a specific location and make it easier to remove it from system memory.

AMD 3D Now!
Improving 3D rendering by accelerating intensive 3D calculations, this processor-enhancement technology works with your video card to transform your digital world and transport you into a new realm filled with incredible realism and and lifelike 3D graphics and images. You'll feel every bit a part of the action thanks to the enhanced video and sound completing your extreme experience.

3D Now! is supported in all the latest operating systems, and found in 3D graphic accelerator products from leading suppliers like nVIDIA, ATI, and Matrox. Popular interfaces like Microsoft's DirectX already support 3D Now!

Warranty & Support

Vendor Warranty:

  • Parts: 1 Year
  • Labor: 1 Year

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