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DELL 5520 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Oct 2012
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15 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The Inspiron 15R has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Inspiron 15R has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and type have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15R supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15[pl_2145645_price] (16GB), or the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price] (16GB) both from DELL.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15R also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 14 5000[plb_2854868_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2353448_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1586820_price].

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R. The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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 notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15R is 2.1GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 15R's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have a full-size keyboard, however the Inspiron 15R does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2045815_price], or the Inspiron 14 5000[pl_2854868_price] both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] (SSD and 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 a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Portable PCs of this age and type have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15R does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 14 5000[plb_2854868_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2504289_price] which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The DELL Inspiron 15R is quite heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15R.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL 5520

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this DELL laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1545000_price] (2.6GHz), or the TravelMate TMP253[pl_1567741_price] (2.6GHz) both from Acer or the HP Probook 450[plb_1562696_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15R has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15R has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Tjunction
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Number of Processors Supported
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FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Slots
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
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4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
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Bluetooth
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Microphone Connectivity
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SmartCard Slot
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
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Warranty Card
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Quick Start Guide
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Intel Visual Technology
Power Supply Type
Number of Speakers
Connector Type
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Cache Memory
Compatible Operating Systems
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i56200, dell i54200, dell i54200u, dell i56200u, dell i15rm7098, dell i15rm7098s, dell i15rm7098sl, dell i15rm7098slv
Barcodes 05397063280858
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