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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2014
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

DELL is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 portable PCs 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 medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the X131e, or the L540 both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the X131e, and the L540 both from Lenovo or the Asus UX303LA is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar 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 laptops of this age and type.

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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 a similar age and spec to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

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

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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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 laptops that have been on the market 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 17R, and the HP ProBook 450 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R, or the Acer Aspire V5-132.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Satellite C55-B ($774.99) (6GB and cheaper), or the Satellite C55-B ($662.49) (6GB and cheaper) both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (8GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 53Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs 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.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX303LA, or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this spec and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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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 a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

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

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think the ProBook 650, and the ProBook 450 ($624.95) both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 ($949.99) (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy laptops to this portable PC and we think the MSI CX61, the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, and the Toshiba C55D which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Inspiron 17R, or the Latitude E6430 both from DELL which is cheaper; or the Fujitsu LifeBook U554 which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B ($774.99) (750GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the EliteBook 820, or the ENVY 15 both from HP.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (2GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 (64-Bit)
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
3D Compatible
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Headphone Out 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
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
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
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(104)
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...

26 September 2015

A competent, capable, attractive and well-priced 2-in-1 notebook that works better as a laptop than a tablet, thanks to the large screen and weight of this 15-inch machine...

The aluminum body looks slick and makes it feel sturdy and durable
Vibrant screen
Heavy
Battery life
Tablet mode not useful
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User Reviews

(664)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sbn54701, dell 2in1, dell touch7, dell i55200, dell i35005, dell i55200u, dell i35005u, dell touch7t, dell touch7th, dell i57200u4gb500, dell i57200u4gb500g, dell i57200u4gb500gb
Barcodes 00000035422852, 00741271366548, 05397063422852, 05397063510788, 05397063510795, 05397063598625, 05397063598663, 05397063598687, 05397063652457, 05397063652471, 05397063662760, 05397063673681, 05397063699353
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