Great performance at the right price
Design and display
The N3521 comes in a sleek black casing that is both trendy and easy to use. For fast input, a standard keyboard and touchpad have been provided. The display is a 15.6 inches HD (1366 x 768 pixels resolution) LED display that is capable of providing sharp and vivid HD visuals.
Processor and OS
Dell has ensured that the N3521 has sufficient processing power by providing it with a 1.6GHz 2nd Generation Intel Dual Core processor. Paired with 2GB of RAM, it is capable of providing fast processing even under moderate workloads. Gamers can use the capabilities of the Intel HD GPU that Dell has provided this device with. DOS is the default OS of this laptop.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
For those who love staying in touch with their friends and family, the company has provided a 0.3MP webcam on the N3521. The storage is also sufficient at 500GB. Good audio quality is guaranteed on this laptop thanks to the stereo speakers which have been provided.
Connectivity and Battery
All major connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB [ 3xUSB(2.0)] connectivity have been provided. A 4-cell battery provides power backup for up to 3.5 hours.
Dell has always been known for making quality laptops, and with the N3521, the company once again delivers great features, including a good display, nice processing power, good storage and sufficient connectivity options. If Dell had provided Windows as the default OS, the configuration would have been perfect. However, this issue is not important enough to prevent the N3521 from being ranked as one of the best laptops in this price range, perfect for anyone seeking the right mix of price and performance.