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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core laptops manufactured by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 available for more than two years.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is also worth considering.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba TECRA Z40, or the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the TECRA Z40, or the C55 ($588.88) both from Toshiba or the Asus PU551LA is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Laptops of this age and spec have speaker power of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W. At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. The maximum internal memory of laptops of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Big Operating Shock

Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have operating shocks of between 0.66G and 140G, and the average operating shock is 60G. With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Latitude 15 3550, or the Latitude 15 both from DELL or the HP ProBook 450 G1.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo L440 (SSD and cheaper), or the HP ProBook 640 G1 (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15 ($299.99), or the Inspiron 15R both from DELL.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo YOGA 500 (1.7GHz), the HP 350 ($419.49) (1.7GHz), or the DELL Latitude 14 5000 ($499.00) (1.7GHz) 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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Latitude 15 3550, or the Inspiron 15 3521 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the X75A (6GB), or the Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (6GB) both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B ($662.49) (6GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 is 3GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive capacity of between 120GB and 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 15 which has four battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550, and the Asus V550CA is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 ($649.00) (17.3"), or the Asus X75A (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Latitude 15 3550, or the Latitude E5540 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55 ($449.50) (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of alternative 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Inspiron 15 ($299.99), or the Inspiron 15 3521 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.3kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor 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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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
Peu rsistant la torsion, fort bruit de craquement lorsqu'on essaye de le plier, pas de lecteur optique, clavier mdiocre, cran trop rflchissant, performances Turbo insuffisantes, ventilateur parfois gn
Touchpad
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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 2in1, dell i35005, dell touch7, dell i35005u, dell touch7t, dell touch7th, dell i57200u4gb500, dell i57200u4gb500g, dell i57200u4gb500gb
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