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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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4th Gen Intel Core processors and Windows 8 complement a spacious 15.6" screen (with optional touch capability) and a forged aluminum design with diamond-cut beveled edges. A sleek, sub-1" thin... More
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19 Reasons For

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 medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

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

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Good Brand

Based on 5,866 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its portable PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This DELL laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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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 were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and type have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 120GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The processor cache of the Inspiron 15 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average battery capacity of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 53Wh.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched 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 the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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 DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Probook 450[pl_1558662_price] (2.3kg), or the Probook 450[pl_2078196_price] (2.3kg) both from HP.

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 2in1, dell ram1, dell ram1t, dell d05d6, dell i76500, dell i75500, dell ram1tb, dell i56300, dell touch7, dell i56300h, dell touch7t, dell i76500u, dell i75500u, dell touch7th, dell i77500u8, dell i56300hq, dell i77500u8g, dell i56300hqg, dell i75595012, dell i56300hqgt, dell i75595012g, dell i755912623, dell i77500u8gb, dell i77500u8gb1, dell i56300hqgtx, dell i75595012gr, dell i755912623b, dell 960m8gb1tb8, dell i75595012gry, dell i755912623bl
Barcodes 00884116144717, 00884116144748, 05397063436477, 05397063523214, 05397063598700, 05397063636150, 05397063670062, 05397063671830, 05397063680436, 05397063686445, 05397063686452, 05397063697861, 05397063697878, 05397063704743, 05397063877805
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