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 Post subject: Dell Inspiron 1545: Help Me Make It Useful
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:46 am 
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Hey You Computer Wizards,

I recently inherited a cheapo Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook from my girlfriend which I'm hoping to use as a spare/backup computer in my job as a karaoke DJ. I realize I'm starting with a pretty poor excuse for a computer, and I'm just wondering if you technophiles can help me turn this thing into a halfway decent computer without spending the cost of an ACTUAL new laptop.

My first thoughts are to throw an SSD in there and double the RAM to 4 gigs which I'm hoping will get this thing running right. Battery life isn't an issue since it'll be plugged in the whole time. The only programs it'll really need are RoxBox karaoke player, Virtual DJ, and an internet browser for looking up youtube versions of songs that aren't readily available yet. I've got external hard drives for the actual karaoke songs themselves.

Specs copied off cnet.com are as follows:

Part Number:i1545-3232OBK
General
Packaged Quantity 1.0
System Type Notebook
Notebook type Midsize,Budget
Processor / Chipset
CPU Intel Pentium
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 cache
64-bit Computing Yes
Memory
RAM 2.0 GB
Max RAM Supported 4.0 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Storage
Floppy Drive None
Hard Drive 250.0 GB
Storage Removable None
Optical Drive DVD±RW
Optical Drive (2nd) None
Hard drive type Portable
Display
Type 15.6 in
Max Resolution ( WXGA )
Widescreen Yes
Audio & Video
Camera Integrated
Resolution 1.3 Megapixel
Sound Microphone
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Input
Type Keyboard,
Touchpad
Communications
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g,
IEEE 802.11b
Battery
Technology 6-cell Lithium ion
Installed Qty 1.0


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