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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 15.6" Jul 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

The Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 5,866 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 2570p.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo G510, or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the HP 2570p which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 ($329.99), or the HP 2570p.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 1.8W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has one of the higher speaker power amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Inspiron 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 5Wh, the biggest is 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh. With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been available for 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 Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this spec and age is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the X551CA (1.8GHz), or the X451CA (1.8GHz) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (1.8GHz).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Inspiron 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Asus S200E, the HP ProBook 450, or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q704 is also worth considering.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.6kg heavy laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G500 is also worth considering.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (2.6kg), or the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP 250.

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Specification

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Camera
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Bluetooth Version
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SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
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Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
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SATA Connector
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Windows Key
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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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...

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

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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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