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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Nov 2012
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL notebook PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL portable PC 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 across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 ($1,334.85) (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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years 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 laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have a full-size keyboard, however the Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider 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 medium processor core laptops that have been around 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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 15 ($489.99) (2.4kg), or the Inspiron 15 (2.4kg) both from DELL.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15 ($969.00) (1.8GHz), or the Latitude 3330 (1.8GHz) both from DELL.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Channel
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Storage Medium
Memory Card
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Hard Drive Capacity
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
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Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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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
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Expert Reviews

(104)
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 i54200, dell i54200u
Barcodes 00000075372876, 05397063306411, 05397063422876
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