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Inspiron 5160

The Inspiron 5160 is the newest of Dell's value line of notebooks. The system is targeted at consumers looking for a lower priced system that incorporates some of the latest multimedia and gaming technologies without sacrificing overall performance.

The Inspiron 5160 introduces a new Prescott MT processor series to this line.

A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.NOTE: For information on the chassis, system tear down, and BIOS, see the DCSE Foundations 2003 material on dcse.dell.com under the Inspiron 5100.


Picture of the Inspiron 5160

Product Overview

The following table compares the Inspiron 5150 and Inspiron 5160:



Inspiron 5150Inspiron 5160
CPU Type
Intel Pentium® 4 (Northwood MT)
CPU Type
Intel Pentium® (Prescott MT)
Front Side Bus (FSB)
533 MHz
Front Side Bus (FSB)
533 MHz with Hyper-Threading (HT)
Processor Speeds
3.06 GHz
3.2 GHz
Processor Speeds
2.8 GHz
3.06 GHz
3.2 GHz
3.46 GHz
Chipset
Intel Montara GT
Chipset
Intel Montara GT
LCD
15 inch SXGA+ (1400x1050)
15 inch UXGA (1600x1200)
LCD
15 inch SXGA+ (1400x1050)
15 inch UXGA (1600x1200)
System Memory
128 MB - 1024 MB
(333 MHz) DDR SDRAM
System Memory
128 MB - 1024 MB
(333 MHz) DDR SDRAM
Hard Drives
30 GB
40 GB
60 GB
80 GB HDD
Hard Drives
30 GB
40 GB
60 GB
80 GB HDD
Media Bay Modules
8x DVD
24x DVD/CD-RW
Media Bay Modules
8x DVD
24x DVD/CD-RW
External Accessories
External USB (1.1)
Floppy Drive
External Accessories
External USB (1.1)
Floppy Drive
I/O Ports
S-Video
IEEE 1394 (4-Pin)
2 - USB (2.0)
I/O Ports
S-Video
IEEE 1394 (4-Pin)
2 - USB (2.0)
Video Chipset
ATI Mobility 9000 (32/64 MB)
Video Chipset
ATI Mobility 9000 (32/64 MB)
Audio Chipset
Sigmatel AC97 Audio
Audio Chipset
Sigmatel AC97 Audio
Operating Systems
Windows XP Home (SP1)
Windows XP Pro (SP1)
Operating Systems
Windows XP Home (SP1)
Windows XP Pro (SP1)
Wireless
Optional TrueMobile 1300, 1400 Mini-PCI
Wireless
Optional TrueMobile 1300, 1400 Mini-PCI
Modem
Integrated 56K v92 (MDC)
Modem
Integrated 56K v92 (MDC)
NIC
Integrated 10/100 (LOM)
NIC
Integrated 10/100 (LOM)
Batteries
12-Cell, 94 Whr Li-Ion
Batteries
12-Cell, 94 Whr Li-Ion
AC Adapter
130 Watt (D-Series Type)
AC Adapter
130 Watt (D-Series Type)


Warranty Services

The following is a list of the available warranty service offerings for the Inspiron 5160:

Service Offerings
  • One year Advanced Exchange Service, Lifetime free technical support
  • Two year Advanced Exchange Service, Lifetime free technical support
  • Three years Advanced Exchange Service, Lifetime free technical support
  • Four years Advanced Exchange Service, Lifetime free technical support
  • Two years parts, Two years service, Lifetime free technical support
  • Three years parts, Three years service, Lifetime free technical support
  • Four years parts, Four years service, Lifetime free technical support
Optional Support Service
  • 7x24 dedicated computer hardware support line
  • 7x24 software support line for installation and basic configuration
  • Online support tools and e-support services
  • Fee-based advanced software support
Complete Care

Complete Care provides an extra level of protection for unintentional damage that is not covered as part of Dell's limited warranty. PCs are particularly susceptible to damage from drops, falls, and accidental spills. CompleteCare was created to protect customers against these types of situations by providing repair or replacement from damage caused by these types of accidents.