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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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11 Reasons For

Four SATA III Connectors

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA III connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a four SATA connector portable PC.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T440p[plb_2275315_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2648860_price], or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2648860_price], the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price], or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] which is cheaper.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2648860_price], or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price].

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and two 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 frequently found HDMI version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price], or the HP G4[plb_2905344_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] (2.1GHz) which is also 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 medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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. At 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440p[plb_2275315_price] (2.1kg and cheaper), or the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price] (2.4kg and cheaper).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542. Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 2h and the longest is 23h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price].

If this DELL laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price], and the Lenovo T440p[plb_2275315_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price], or the Lenovo T440p[plb_2275315_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell ddr3, dell ddr3l, dell i34005, dell i34005u, dell i35426000, dell i35426000s, dell i35426000sl, dell i35426000slv
Barcodes 00884116190912, 05397063653065, 05397063667857, 06953040927056
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