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We calculated the average ratings for all DELL notebooks and specifically for DELL medium processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
Intel Core I5-4xxx Processor Family
This notebook has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on one year old portable PCs.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera.
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 portable PCs that are one year old.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standards, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
GDDR5 Discrete Graphics Memory Type
The Inspiron 15 has a better discrete graphics memory type than most medium processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This DELL portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, whereas most notebooks of this age and spec have a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type.
This notebook's discrete graphics memory type (GDDR5) is in fact the best discrete graphics memory type amongst all medium processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Amongst similar types of notebook the worst discrete graphics memory type is GDDR3.
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Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most comparable spec portable PCs that are one year old have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
1.4a HDMI Version
This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core portable PCs that are older than a year.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
At 58 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebooks of this type and age. Laptops of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 97Wh.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Inspiron 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz. The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Notebooks of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 have weights of between 790g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. The Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier one year old medium processor core portable PCs (2.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock
At 160 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec notebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The smallest non-operating shock of medium processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 1G and the biggest is 200G.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15
Over a Year Old
This DELL portable PC was released over a year 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 portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core portable PCs that are more than a year old.
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Average Internal Memory
At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebooks of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.
Hybrid-HDD Storage Medium
The DELL Inspiron 15 has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs of this spec and age have an HDD storage medium. Hyrbid HDD is a combination of a traditional magnetic hard drive (slower) and a solid state drive (faster). This can provide the cost advantages of a HDD for the bulk of the storage with the speed advantages of SSD for data which is accessed frequently.
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