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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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Big On Features, Not On Price.Manage daily tasks with the affordable Inspiron 15 a 39.6 cm (15.6") laptop with available 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, a thin design and 10-key number pad. Add an... More
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16 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Good Brand

We checked 5,866 expert and user reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Asus N56V which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of this type and age have speaker power of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W. At 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 that we have checked, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Inspiron 15 of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

If this DELL portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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)
Tjunction
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
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Line-In Port
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(141)
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...

26 September 2015

A competent, capable, attractive and well-priced 2-in-1 notebook that works better as a laptop than a tablet, thanks to the large screen and weight of this 15-inch machine...

The aluminum body looks slick and makes it feel sturdy and durable
Vibrant screen
Heavy
Battery life
Tablet mode not useful
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User Reviews

(664)
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's Description

Product Identifiers

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
Barcodes 05397063304769, 05397063306473, 05397063369416, 05397063419999
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