Sandy Bridge Posted February 1, 2022 Share Posted February 1, 2022 One of the most popular Dell laptops of 2007, along with the likes of the XPS M1530 and XPS M1330, the 1520 is sibling to the Inspiron 1420 and 1720, and cousin to the Vostro 1400, 1500, and 1700, as well as the AMD-equipped Inspiron 1421, 1521, and 1721. Does anyone else still run one of these? Back when they were new we'd have threads for each of them, but considering it's almost 15 years later, I'd welcome any of them into the stable. I recently swapped the display on mine, and still use it semi-frequently. I love the design. Rounded edges that don't annoy the wrists. Full-size arrow keys, as well as a num pad and page up/page down/home/end. Front media keys that don't work quite as well as they did new, but have great features such as previous track/next track. Why don't new laptops have those dedicated media keys? Not even many dedicated keyboards have them, but they're great. My goal for this thread is camaraderie, knowledge sharing, and probably transforming the second post into a knowledge warehouse. I can never hope to get as technical on the hardware level as some of the true experts in that realm, but I have replaced pretty much every part on this laptop over the years. I like to joke that the modem is the only original part, but that might actually be true. Former owners of the model also welcome, especially if they somewhat reminisce about its weighty, yet sturdy and well-thought-out design. Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic 650W | Noctua Fans | 8.1 Pro Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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