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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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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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14 Reasons For

Top Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the Inspiron 15 is one the fastest selling portable PC currently available.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core laptops have good reviews as do all portable PCs produced by DELL.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Asus X551CA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 15 ($869.99), or the Lenovo S510.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. 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.

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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 have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude 15 5000, or the Toshiba Tecra Z40; or the Asus X551CA.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this spec and age. 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 other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at 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), or the Asus Zenbook UX305 (ssd) 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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the HP EliteBook 840.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on 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

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus V550CA, the Lenovo B590, or the DELL Inspiron 15.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the X75A (17.3" and cheaper), or the X75A (17.3" and cheaper) both from Asus.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

Alternative 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba C55 ($588.88) (6GB and cheaper), or the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus V550CA, or the DELL Inspiron 15.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 5000 (1.9GHz and higher rated); or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
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
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
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
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
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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Product Identifiers

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