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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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Big On Features, Not On Price.Manage daily tasks with the affordable Inspiron 15 a 39.6 cm (15.6") laptop with available 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, a thin design and 10-key number pad. Add an... More
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10 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This DELL laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

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

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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20 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 640 (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

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

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 250 (1.7GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 15 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 12GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T410 (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(136)
25 July 2016

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series (3558) is a capable desktop-replacement laptop with solid specs, plenty of storage, and long battery life?all for less than $350...

PC Mag

28 June 2016

Dell's Inspiron 15 5568 is one of the faster big-screen hybrids around, but it's far from perfect...

19 January 2016

As we noted at the outset of our coverage here, it would be unfair to compare a base model 7000 series Inspiron to tricked-out gaming or performance laptops without taking into consideration the...

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Stylish design with easy to clean rubber coating
Good CPU and GPU performance
Great battery life
IPS screen with accurate colors (Average DeltaE 0.89) and good viewing angles
Easy maintenance
Relatively low screen brightness and just 55 sRGB coverage
The M.2 slot works with SATA III storage modules
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31 December 2015

Notebookreview.com

The latest iteration of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series is perhaps Dell's best multi-purpose 15-inch notebook designed to meet the needs of the widest possible variety of customers. This is a... Read more…

8 November 2015

So, what do we make of the Dell Inspiron 15 7559? It is currently has the highest gaming performance/price ratio under $900-$1000, also thanks to Skylake I5. The Skylake I5 is a powerful yet less...

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User Reviews

(653)
Reviewed 24 August 2015 by JacktownAnn

I wish someone had told me that you could not put a DVD in the player and watch it without using up expensive data plan to watch a 2 hour movie. No laptop should be set up this way. Programs... 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 August 2012 by Kushty
(Verified Purchase)

Really happy with this product specially the price...Does the job a laptop is ment to do! Very pleased and would recommend this to someone...

Reviewed 23 March 2014 by Neville aynsley jones
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent piece of equipment chosen because of its scope and the inclusion of Windows 7. Initial impressions of its performance are very good, but ......... time will tell. A major failing... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2013 by K. Plank

This laptop is great! It would be perfect if the pad was in the middle under the keyboard and not a little off to the left. It takes some getting used to...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i15rv4290, dell i15rv4290b, dell i15rv4290bl, dell i15rv4290blk
Barcodes 00884116119579
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