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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Feb 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

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 compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have operating shocks of between 0.66G and 140G.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 510MB to 4.1GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 5Wh, the biggest is 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh. At 58 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time 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 portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 5000 (1.7GHz).

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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 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 frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Inspiron 15 ($959.00) (2.6kg), or the XPS 15 ($989.99) (2.6kg) both from DELL.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a comparable age and type 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 medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight battery cells.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. The hard drive speeds of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (8GB).

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Pixel Pitch
Full HD
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 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
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

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u
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