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DELL Inspiron 15 3542
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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 16GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and spec the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this DELL notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY 17 (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 10G and the biggest is 130G. At 110 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that came out 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 the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

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

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If this DELL notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.8GHz).

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 470 ($799.00) (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(14)
21 October 2015

Dell Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has a solid combination of hardware that makes it a powerful laptop for daily productivity. The device is a viable choice for people looking for an affordable device but...

Built quality, display, responsive touchpad, affordable
Not very noisy most of the time
Doesn't get very warm
Low power consumption
Long battery life
Battery life
Glossy and dark display with low viewing angle stability
Numpad is spaced too closely
Poor max volume
Plastic build
17 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

18 November 2014

The Inspiron 3542 is a decent notebook for mundane office and home usage. It has reasonably well build quality combined with above average configuration. Its touch-screen display is beautifully...

6 November 2014

Dell's Inspiron 15 3542-2293 is a well-rounded notebook . The system has more than enough power for everyday tasks and can handle a few games as well. The 15.6-inch notebook does its job quietly...

17 September 2014

All in all, this is a handy entry-level laptop that should serve students and light users well with its durability and wide range of media features. For those looking for a laptop for work and...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

The laptop is great! Much better than my 5 yr old Toshiba. The setup instructions were very easy to follow. Had everything backup and running in no time! Amazed at the size and weight - easier to... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Veronica gaez

Fast computer and high resolution , I needed with cd unit because im using already to study toefl lesson . Im happy about guarantee and costumer service , was a good decision buy my dell...

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by YZS
YZS would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great laptop! Windows 10 runs very smooth. The built-in speakers could be better, but they are ok for a laptop...

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Mario
Mario would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

I like to use it believed that something more difficult...

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Susie-Q
Susie-Q would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

Awesome Laptop for the Money!!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sbn54213, sbn54703
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