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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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22 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at Hothardware.com and Vido.com.ua both concluded that concluded that they would recommend this DELL laptop and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, Chip.de, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl this notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 75 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this portable PC rated this notebook PC 72 out of 100 on average.

Robust

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Hothardware.com said this month “Well built cooling system” in their review of this laptop. Expert review site Pcquest.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Dell Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has a solid combination of hardware that makes it a powerful laptop for daily productivity”.

Nice Design

A few DELL Inspiron 15 reviewers said in their reviews that this laptop was good looking. This year Hothardware.com mentioned “Stylish design with easy to clean rubber coating”. Tbreak.ae said in their review of the DELL Inspiron 15 two years ago “Its touch-screen display is beautifully integrated and works well in all sorts of applications”. Pcquest.com said “Beautiful display”.

Good Product Quality

A number of DELL Inspiron 15 reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good quality. Expert review site Tbreak.ae mentioned “It has reasonably well build quality combined with above average configuration” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Pcquest.com wrote in their review of this laptop “Built quality, display, responsive touchpad, affordableCons”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One DELL Inspiron 15 reviewer who bought it considered that it was quiet. Notebookcheck.net rated it 75 out of 100 and said “The 15.6-inch notebook does its job quietly most of the time”. One customer wrote in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 15 was noisy. Pcquest.com mentioned “Not very noisy most of the time”.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus. This month Hothardware.com mentioned “Speelt alle huidige games (nieuwe games niet met ultra settings”. One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use. Expert review site Chip.com.my mentioned in their review of this laptop “All in all, this is a handy entry-level laptop that should serve students”.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the DELL Inspiron 15 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Hothardware.com said this month “Great battery life”.

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 available for a comparable time to it.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

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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 portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor core 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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Inspiron 15R, the Latitude 14 5000, and the Latitude 15 5000 all from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 850 is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL 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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very big operating vibration compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Inspiron 15R, the Lenovo T440, and the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 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 the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Non-Operating Shock

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smallest non-operating shocks (only 1.3 gravity) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The non-operating shocks of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1G to 240G.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Inspiron 15 is a two SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 is a two SATA connector portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that came out 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude 15 3550, the Acer Aspire E5, and the Asus X551CA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Lenovo L440 (SSD), or the HP ProBook 640 G1 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Toshiba Tecra Z40 which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Latitude 15 5000 (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Latitude 15 (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from DELL or the Asus X551CA (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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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 type.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. The best processor family of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Operating Shock

The Inspiron 15 has a very small operating shock (only 0.66 gravity) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 have operating shocks of between 0.66G and 140G.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 15 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the cache memories range from 1MB to 6MB. With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller cache memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the battery capacities range from 5Wh to 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this type and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Big Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.3G. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15's non-operating vibration of 160 gravity is one of the biggest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550, and the HP ProBook 650 G1 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba C55 ($449.50).

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo S510 (2.4kg), or the Toshiba C55 (2.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper laptop such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550 or you might consider a higher rated laptop such as the Asus X551CA ($349.00).

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Asus X551CA (1TB and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 15 (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550, and the Asus X550CA is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
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
Headphone Out 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
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) 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
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
Password Protection
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
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

14 Awards

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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...

Hothardware.com

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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