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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Mar 2015
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21 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 medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 has more SATA connectors than most of the laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA connectors.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Inspiron 15 has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this DELL portable PC has four SATA III connectors.

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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.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core laptops manufactured by DELL have good ratings on average. 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.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include the Z500[pl_1571675_price], or the G50[pl_2703463_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428047_price] which has better reviews.

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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 laptops that have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 processor families range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Vostro 14 5000[pl_2428047_price], or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885454_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo G50[plb_2703463_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Latitude 14 3000[pl_2804877_price], and the Vostro 14 5000[pl_2428047_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo T450[plb_2903125_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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 Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. At 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to consider including the Latitude 14 3000[pl_2804877_price], the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885454_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2699090_price] all from DELL which has better reviews.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar 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 compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price], the DELL Inspiron 17 5749[plb_2892460_price], and the HP ProBook 11[plb_2837133_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 2.2GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus UX303LA[plb_2647703_price], the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2336483_price].

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the L450[pl_2781274_price] (1.9GHz and higher rated), or the L450[pl_2754431_price] (1.9GHz and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2855461_price] (2GHz and higher rated).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2441367_price] or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the Toshiba A50[plb_2247359_price] are also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

Alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper notebook PC such as the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2441367_price] or you might consider a higher rated notebook PC such as the Z500[pl_1571675_price], or the G50[pl_2703463_price] both from Lenovo.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2709489_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2843189_price] (17.3") both from DELL or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 6GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2301459_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2709489_price] (8GB), or the Latitude 14 E5450[pl_2873252_price] (8GB) both from DELL or the Acer Aspire S7-393[plb_2906853_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
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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 Screen
Touch Technology
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
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
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
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 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
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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i75500, dell i76500, dell i76500u, dell i75500u, dell i55582571, dell i55582571b, dell i55582571bl, dell i55582571blk
Barcodes 00884116144724, 00884116167617
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