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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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7 Reasons For

DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Quite Big Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude E5530, and the HP 455 is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 17 (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 (17.3") both from DELL or the HP Probook 470 (17.3").

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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 have been available for more than two years.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around 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 the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have a front camera, however the Inspiron 15 does not have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the X131e, or the L540 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the X131e, or the L540 both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been around 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 17R which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13 ($719.00).

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus PU551LA (1.8GHz), or the DELL Inspiron 14 7000 (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Inspiron 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Asus UX303LA, or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R, or the HP 455.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 G1 (750GB), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B ($774.99) (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the MSI CX61 (2.4kg and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude E5530 (2.4kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 17R, and the Latitude E5530 both from DELL or the HP 455 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Satellite C55-B ($662.49) (6GB), or the C55 ($395.00) (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G500 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Hard Drive Installed
Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Optical Drive
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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Microphone Connection
Line-In Port
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Cable Lock Slot
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Weight
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Depth
Height At Rear
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 2in1, dell 4gb500, dell touch7, dell i35005, dell i35005u, dell 4gb500g, dell touch7t, dell 4gb500gb, dell touch7th, dell i57200u4gb500, dell i57200u4gb500g, dell i57200u4gb500gb
Barcodes 00000035422852, 05397063306480, 05397063306558, 05397063369409, 05397063422852
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