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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

Top Seller

The Inspiron 15 is one the best selling laptop currently on the market.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP 15 ($599.99).

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z51-70 (1TB).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus X551MAV ($394.85) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the ThinkPad E550 ($319.99), or the ThinkPad E550 ($269.59) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-511.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 ($269.59), or the Acer Aspire V3-371.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP EliteBook 850 ($499.99) is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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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 of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 5558 both from DELL.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The speaker power of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time 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.

There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo G50-70, or the Acer Aspire E5-511.

If the storage medium of this DELL laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 of this age and spec.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ThinkPad E550 ($319.99) (2.4kg), or the ThinkPad E550 ($269.59) (2.4kg) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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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 have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

Other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 840 which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550 (2.3GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Latitude 14 5000 ($1,033.98), or the Latitude 15 5000 ($1,004.98) both from DELL.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
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
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
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

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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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