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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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Big On Features, Not On Price.Manage daily tasks with the affordable Inspiron 15 a 39.6 cm (15.6") laptop with available 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, a thin design and 10-key number pad. Add an... More
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11 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price] which has better reviews; or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2353448_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2011147_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price]; or the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price], or the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2519177_price] both from DELL.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the PU551LA[pl_2380210_price], or the X551CA[pl_2452241_price] both from Asus or the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price].

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo L440[plb_2058989_price] (SSD), or the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2059084_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The L3 caches of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 2.9MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 15 is a two processor thread portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price]; or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1586820_price], or the Lenovo T440[plb_2822239_price].

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the Latitude 15 3550[pl_1453263_price], or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_1628383_price] both from DELL or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the X75A[pl_2093232_price] (17.3"), or the X75A[pl_2440533_price] (17.3") both from Asus.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_1453263_price], the HP Probook 450[plb_1562696_price], and the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus X552CL[plb_2076535_price] (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_1628383_price] which is cheaper.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Asus X550CA[plb_1598959_price] (2.3kg), or the HP Probook 450[plb_1562696_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Latitude 15 3550[pl_1453263_price], or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_1628383_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the X550CC[pl_1563968_price], or the X550CA[pl_1598959_price] both from Asus which is cheaper.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2358586_price] (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo T440[plb_2822239_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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
Processor Cache
L3 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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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

(668)
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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