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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of this age and spec processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.7W. At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The operating shocks of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 10G to 140G.

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Six Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire E1-530 (2.4kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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
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 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
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
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(113)
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

(674)
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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