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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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21 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

Experts in laptops really like this medium processor core notebook PC and have given it thirteen awards.

This notebook PC received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Pcpro.co.uk and Madboxpc.com all of whom concluded that this laptop was good.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both decided that this portable PC was excellent and gave it their highest award. Digitaltrends.com and Laptopmag.com both gave this notebook PC an "Editor's Choice" award.

In addition, this DELL laptop received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from Apcmag.com, confirming their endorsement. This notebook PC also received a Toptenreviews.com "Bronze" award.

Three more expert review sites all wrote that this medium processor core notebook PC was good. Magnus.de gave this DELL notebook PC a "Good" award, it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on sixty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this medium processor core notebook PC has an average expert rating of 75%.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this notebook PC is 72% based on 685 user reviews.

Good Battery Life

Some DELL Inspiron 15 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Pcmag.com scored it 70 out of 100 and wrote on PC Mag “The latest Dell Inspiron 15 is an incredibly affordable desktop-replacement laptop offering good battery life and a slim profile” in their review of the DELL Inspiron 15. Laptopmag.com said in their review “Strong battery life garnered it an Editors Choice award”. Laptopmag.com also wrote “Similarly priced laptops offer longer battery life and faster performance”.

Robust

Several people wrote in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 15 was well made. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their DELL Inspiron 15 review “The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 ($400) offers an accurate 15.6-inch touch-screen display, solid audio” . Laptopmag.com also wrote “Solid speakers”. Laptopmag.com also mentioned “The Inspiron 15 5000 is a solid 15-inch laptop with a vivid touch screen.”.

Several people said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Techradar said in their review of the DELL Inspiron 15 “Makes it feel sturdy and durable”. Expert review site Onlinenotebook.com said “The chassis feels sturdy”.

One person who reviewed this laptop said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Topreviewshop.com wrote “Performance Performance testing and results are broken down into specific categories for ease of reading”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned “It has all the credentials to be a dependable multimedia companion with its great screen, c” in their DELL Inspiron 15 review.

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Nice Design

A few people who reviewed the DELL Inspiron 15 considered that it was good looking. Six years ago expert review site Techworld.com said in their review “For a price tag of £398, we think it has a pretty good blend of style”. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned nine years ago “This Inspiron is pretty bare-bones.”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “This laptop sports an eye-catching, colorful chassis that just feels more solid than the value-priced competition”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. Two years ago Laptopmag.com wrote “Boasting an attractive design” in their review of the DELL Inspiron 15. Laptopmag.com also wrote “The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 offers an alluring design, speedy performance”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this laptop “Designs - our sample had an attractive purple floral design a” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One customer considered that it was luxurious. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “Robust speakers in a luxurious design.” although they only gave the DELL Inspiron 15 a score of 60 out of 100.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was aesthetic. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their DELL Inspiron 15 review “The glossy shell looks nearly as good as the Apple aesthetic it apes” and rated it 70 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Apcmag.com wrote “A total of 14 of Dell's notebooks came with built-in 3G wireless as an option”.

Some DELL Inspiron 15 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Slimmed-down design; low starting price; high-end extras are available, including HDMI and touch-sensitive media control buttons” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Dell Inspiron 1525s chic design and HDMI output make this a good choice for the home user” and rated this laptop 75 out of 100.

One DELL Inspiron 15 owner wrote in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 15 had network functionality. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review of this laptop on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Despite lacking the latest and fastest networking options”.

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Easy to Use

Two DELL Inspiron 15 reviewers considered that this laptop had a good experience. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Size of a notebooks display is key to an enjoyable experience”. Two years ago expert review site Goldfries.com mentioned “It was great, so the Inspiron 15 3000 was certainly a product from Dell that I had great anticipation to experience” in their review of this laptop.

One DELL Inspiron 15 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 15 was easy to use. Pocket Lint gave this laptop a score of 5 stars and wrote “Great build, good specification, fantastic to use”.

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Good Technical Features

Several DELL Inspiron 15 reviewers agreed that it had good features. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this laptop “The notebooks rich multimedia features, wireless performance”. Expert review site Techtree.com said in their review of this laptop “Their premium XPS range included sleeker models with better looks and additional features -- at a premium”.

Good Size

A few DELL Inspiron 15 owners said in their reviews that this laptop was thin. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “The high-end and the are slick, thin 13-”. Cnet.com also wrote “Its thinner, lighter”. Eight years ago expert website Pc Mag wrote in their review “A thinner and lighter Inspiron 1525 is guaranteed to boost mobile productivity.” and rated the product 4 stars.

One DELL Inspiron 15 reviewer thought it was a good body shape. Techradar mentioned “The aluminum body looks slick and makes it feel sturdy”.

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Good Product Quality

Several DELL Inspiron 15 owners who reviewed the DELL Inspiron 15 concluded that it was good quality. Laptopmag.com said last year “Dell raises the bar for build quality and design in a budget laptop with the $399 Dell Inspiron 15 5000” in their review of the DELL Inspiron 15. Also last year expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The Inspiron 15-5558 straddles budget and midrange laptop camps, depending on configuration, asserting excellent build quality and decent performance as you'd expect of a £500+ design” in their review and scored the product 80 out of 100. Onlinenotebook.com said “The build quality is quite good” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One DELL Inspiron 15 owner who purchased the DELL Inspiron 15 concluded that it was noisy.

Good Graphics Card

One DELL Inspiron 15 owner considered that it had a good graphics card. Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their DELL Inspiron 15 review “The specifications are solid and include an Nvidia graphics card that's faster than the integrated graphi”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops built by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

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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 most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15, the 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 the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs 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 frequently found HDMI version on laptops of this spec and age.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor for Gaming

One person concluded that this laptop was not good for gaming. Expert website Pc Mag said “Gamers will be disappointed by the lack of graphics options” in their review of this laptop.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 is 1,100MHz. The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable 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 similar spec portable PCs that were released 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Inspiron 15 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 5Wh, the biggest is 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 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.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 2GB to 32GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Screen Size

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
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
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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

14 Awards

techtesters.eu Smart Buy pcpro.co.uk Recommended apcmag.com Highly Recommended phoronix.com Approved toptenreviews.com Bronze Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star Pocket Lint Hot Product madboxpc.com Recommended hothardware.com Recommended Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended Magnus.de Good Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(114)
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

(685)
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 i54210, dell i55250, dell i55200, dell i54200, dell i55250u, dell i55200u, dell i54200u, dell i54210u, dell 1366x768
Barcodes 05397063670031
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