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DELL Inspiron 15 Intel Core I3 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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Intel Core I3 4GB 500GB HDD Feb 2014
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Available with Windows 8 designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience. A Slimmer New DesignThe redesigned Inspiron 15 starts at just over 1" thin that's 21% thinner than the 2011 model so you... More
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7 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good reviews for its portable PCs.

Has a Front Camera

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a front camera, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include the 15-j151sa, the ProBook 455, or the ProBook 450 G1 all from HP which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of this age and type is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ProBook 450 G1, and the ProBook 455 both from HP is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Y70 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the 15-j151sa, or the ProBook 455 both from HP which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Y70.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 44Wh.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an AMD E processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the ProBook 450 G1, or the ProBook 455 both from HP or the Asus PU551LA.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 15-j151sa (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.2kg heavy portable PCs and we think the HP ProBook 455 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ProBook 450 G1 (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 450 G1.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP 15-j151sa (8GB), or the Lenovo Y70 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that were launched 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 notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ProBook 450 G1, and the ProBook 455 both from HP or the Asus PU551LA is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y70 (ssd) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
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Audio
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Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
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
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Operating System
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Battery
Power
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Weight & Dimensions
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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

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34010, dell i34005, dell i36100, dell i35005, dell ram500, dell n30504, dell ram500g, dell n30504g, dell i34010u, dell i34005u, dell i36100u, dell i35005u, dell n30504gb, dell ram500gb, dell i35524042, dell i35524042b, dell 23ghz4gb500, dell i35524042bl, dell 23ghz4gb500g, dell i35524042blk, dell 23ghz4gb500gb
Barcodes 00000035370537, 00000035425504, 05397063419999, 05397063420537, 05397063593255, 05397063705504

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