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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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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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18 Reasons For

Top Seller

The Inspiron 15 is one the fastest selling laptop currently available for purchase.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 5,866 expert and user reviews, DELL has good ratings for its portable PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15R which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also 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 have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of portable PCs of this age and type is 15". The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the X75A (17.3"), or the X75A (17.3") both from Asus which is also cheaper.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus X551CA.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 15, or the Lenovo S510 is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Asus X551CA; or the DELL Latitude 15 5000, or the Toshiba Tecra Z40 are also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5-571.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (SSD and cheaper), or the Asus Zenbook UX305 (ssd and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Asus X552CL (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP EliteBook 840 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Inspiron 15 has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 is 1.8W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 4540s (2.5kg and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 15 3550 (2.5kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think the DELL Latitude 15 3550 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba C55 ($588.88) (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Swivel Webcam
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN 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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(144)
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

(686)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i56200, dell i56200u
Barcodes 00000055597970, 05397063369317, 05397063807970
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