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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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A Slimmer New Design The redesigned Inspiron 15 starts at just over 1" thin that's 21% thinner than the 2011 model so you get all the performance you need, with a little more room in your bag for... More
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12 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and type is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 53Wh, and the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years is 12GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive capacity of between 120GB and 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a four battery cell count laptop.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard screen size (15 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude E5540 (15.6").

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

If this DELL notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly average weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus VivoBook S200 which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
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HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Cable Lock Slot
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(80)
19 January 2016

Ultimately, we have some mixed feelings about Dell Inspiron 7559, and strangely, depending on your region. If you're in the USA, the laptop (which can be found under the i7559 name) is an...

30 November 2015

Lumpy but suggesting longevity, the Inspiron 15 7000 Series ought to survive as desktop replacement at home or the office. Powerful discrete graphics will please gamers and professionals, although...

18 November 2015

The Inspiron 15 3000 has an accurate display and quality audio for its price, but similarly priced laptops offer longer battery life and faster performance...

Solid speakers
Poor performance
Short battery life
Laggy touchpad
Shallow keyboard
29 September 2015

Its build quality and battery life aren't the best we've seen, but the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is still decent value...

8 April 2015

I f someone in a pub offered you a Core i7 laptop at a knock down price, you'd probably wonder where they got it, wouldn't you? When the new Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series arrived at my door I had a... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 March 2014 by Alan
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this Laptop although dearer and slower than some because the O/S was Windows 7 I have no wish to go on yet another learning curve with Windows 8 Also Windows 7 is compatible with my... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by ScentedProducts
ScentedProducts would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 (Verified Purchase)

Replaced my three year old version of same machine - can't believe the jumps in quality and speeds from my previous unit...

Reviewed 16 September 2015 by Indynt
Indynt would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7548

This Dell laptop is a great overall machine. It strikes a good balance between power consumption and speed. I use this laptop for software development, graphic editing and video transcoding. I... Read more…

Reviewed 20 December 2015 by Stealth05
(Verified Purchase)

I initially felt that this was the best laptop. But unfortunately display driver error kept surfacing. Called dell support they could not resolve issue after several attempts. Although dell... Read more…

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by Skip
(Verified Purchase)

Had the PC less than one month and the touch screen app doesn't work anymore. Took it to Geek Squad and it will be 3-4 weeks before I get it back. They (Geek Squad) wanted to charge me $100-$130... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34010, dell i34005, dell i35005, dell ram500, dell n30504, dell ram500g, dell n30504g, dell i34010u, dell i34005u, dell i35005u, dell n30504gb, dell ram500gb, dell i35524042, dell i35524042b, dell i35524042bl, dell i35524042blk
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