NITOCRIS’ UTILITY BELT REVIEWS
Gadget: Dell Inspiron 15 No-Touch Windows 8
Price: Starting at $299.99*
This is a perfectly serviceable and affordable laptop. I know that doesn’t sound remarkable, and that is because the hardware, by itself, isn’t really. If you need a lightweight notebook computer and don’t want to spend a lot this one will do. It comes loaded with Windows 8, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and a Dual-Core Pentium processor.
Things start to get interesting when you consider all the resources available in the cloud. From IUanyWare and Box at IU to Google Chrome and Office 360, the need to carry powerful hardware around is becoming obsolete.
Bottom line: If you were thinking of getting a ChromeBook but want to run local apps sometimes, get this laptop instead.
*IU students, faculty, and staff can purchase this and other Dell machines at a discounted rate thanks to IU-negotiated deals from Dell University.