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DELL Inspiron 15 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Designed For Easy TravelThe Inspiron 15 starts at about 1" thin, so it slips easily into a travel bag for when you re on the move. Its textured lid and palm rest help you get a grip on things.... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 896 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 820MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Many processor core portable PCs produced by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B, or the Lenovo G505.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5, the Lenovo 11e, or the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 is one of the lighter similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

There are a number of alternative 2.2kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the HP 255 ($403.93) which is cheaper.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo G505 (2.4kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba C55D ($389.99) (2.4kg and cheaper).

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average operating shock of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 52G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G.

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Narrow

At only 376 millimeters, the Inspiron 15 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have widths of between 240mm and 430mm.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 29GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 896 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 440MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 313 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 range from 2 to 3. The Inspiron 15 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 8.2GB.

Other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the C55D ($389.99), or the C55D both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G505 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5 (8GB), or the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This laptop has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The processor family of all laptops of this age and type ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the DELL Inspiron 15 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 19GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Inspiron 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 that we have checked, the DELL Inspiron 15's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 58Wh. The Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Inspiron 15 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the worst memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is the best memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of portable PCs of this spec and age is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 13MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the Inspiron 15 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 780GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a four processor thread portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of laptops of this age and type range from 2h to 31h, and the average battery recharge time is 5.4h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite long battery recharge time compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the C55D ($389.99), or the C55D both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G505 which is cheaper.

If this many processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the G505, and the G505 both from Lenovo or the HP 255 ($403.93) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5 (1TB), or the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type and age. 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 laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the C55D ($389.99), or the C55D both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G505.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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 Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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 HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(148)
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
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
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

(637)
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 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…

Reviewed 3 December 2014 by DoctorJ
(Verified Purchase)

The picture quality is good, but It won't stay connected, and the Belkin website is flaky!

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