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DELL Inspiron 15R
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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15R Unboxing, Setup, & Review
Dell Inspiron 15r (N5010): Unboxing
Dell Inspiron N5010 or 15R Review
UNBOXING DELL NEW INSPIRON 15R SPECIAL EDITION

22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,866 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The Inspiron 15R has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15R supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Travelmate TMP253-M, or the Travelmate TMP253-M both from Acer or the DELL Latitude 15 3550.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the X75A (17.3"), or the X75A (17.3") both from Asus.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15R, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Latitude 15 5000, the Latitude 14 5000, or the Vostro 14 5000 all from DELL which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Inspiron 15R has a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Latitude 15 5000, or the Vostro 14 5000 both from DELL.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 850.

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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 that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15R the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1W and the highest is 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15R has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including a cheaper notebook PC such as the Lenovo T440, or the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL Inspiron 15R is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15R have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger battery capacities (65 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15R have battery capacities of between 5Wh and 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of this type and age have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Inspiron 15R has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R.

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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 that are a comparable age 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the PU551LA, or the X551CA both from Asus or the DELL Latitude 15 3550 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo L440 (SSD), or the HP ProBook 640 G1 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15R has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15R. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo YOGA 500 (1.7GHz), or the DELL Latitude 15 (1.7GHz) 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 laptops of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15R. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15R has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 450 (2.3kg and cheaper), or the Asus X550CC (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Full HD
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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Much notebook for little money - this could swiftly summarize the Dell Inspiron 15R-5537 . Only a few competitors in the 750 Euros range offer similarly abundant equipment particularly as the...

27 February 2014

It's a shame that the Inspiron 15R is so heavy, as it may limit the laptop to only occasional adventures in the outside world. However, it's well built and provides good performance and...

18 February 2014

The previous version of the Dell Inspiron 15R did well in our round-up of budget laptops last year. This year's model of the budget Dell laptop isn't drastically different, but it adds a... Read more…

27 December 2013

There are several models in the 15R range, all equipped with the same 15.6-inch screen. Prices start at a very reasonable £450 for a model with an Intel i3 processor, but we tested a model with a... Read more…

20 September 2013

This year's Dell Inspiron 15R is an inconsistent product. It has great processor performance, a very nice body and good battery life, but the screen and sound quality are so bad it would be hard...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 February 2011 by Russell

An excellent machine that does everything I need. The keys are responsive and feel good, the screen has great resolution, it's perfect for watching on-line content, showing colours to great... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2010 by Thomas Atkins

My daughter bought this laptop, but I helped with the initial set up. One of the first steps advised is to take a recovery backup. This is done using DELL's own software, but the software refused... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2010 by Jared

The laptop is relatively cheap on the Dell website comparing to Amazon, but still I think it is a very good laptop. I've just received it for Christmas and I can tell you that, it is a superb... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2010 by Rach88

I Bought a 1545 as a replacement for a faulty fujitsu seimens I had for 2 years. In the 12 months that I have had my dell I have had to have a techician out three times and have had to have the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2011 by Marius
(Verified Purchase)

Good value for the money, good procesor, good monitor light for it's dimensions. key are a bit too "plastic", noysee when you type. the case is a bit glossy, but the color is saving you from... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i56200, dell i54200u, dell i56200u, dell i15rm7098, dell i15rm7098s, dell i15rm7098sl, dell i15rm7098slv
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