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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.13GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Inspiron 15 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

Quite Big Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 10" to 18".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 450.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP 2570p which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 15 ($350.00) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the HP 2570p.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This DELL laptop supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports an 800MHz processor memory clock speed. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this type and age is 1,100MHz. At only 667 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Inspiron 15 of only 17.1 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Inspiron 15 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Inspiron 15 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 have a full-size keyboard, however the Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 ($350.00); or the HP 2570p.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the HP 250 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the ProBook 640 G1 (SSD), or the ProBook 650 G1 (SSD) both from HP or the DELL Latitude E6430 (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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The internal memory of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 1GB to 16GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the HP 250 which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704 (8GB), the HP Pavilion 15 (8GB), or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (8GB).

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 2.5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very slow system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15. The slowest system bus data transfer rate of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.5GT/s and the fastest is 5GT/s.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The slowest memory clock speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus S200E, the HP ProBook 450 ($580.73), or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Travelmate TMP253-M (2.6kg), or the Travelmate TMP253-M (2.6kg) both from Acer or the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.13 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP Stream 11 (2.16GHz and cheaper), or the Asus X553MA (2.16GHz and cheaper).

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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 most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. 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

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the ProBook 450, or the 250 both from HP or the DELL Latitude 3330 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (750GB), the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1TB), or the Asus X551CA (1TB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor 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
Processing Die Transistor
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Processing Die Size
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 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 Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(114)
19 January 2016

As we noted at the outset of our coverage here, it would be unfair to compare a base model 7000 series Inspiron to tricked-out gaming or performance laptops without taking into consideration the...

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Stylish design with easy to clean rubber coating
Good CPU and GPU performance
Great battery life
IPS screen with accurate colors (Average DeltaE 0.89) and good viewing angles
Easy maintenance
Relatively low screen brightness and just 55 sRGB coverage
The M.2 slot works with SATA III storage modules
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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...

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User Reviews

(685)
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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