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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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A Slimmer New Design The redesigned Inspiron 15 starts at just over 1" thin that's 21% thinner than the 2011 model so you get all the performance you need, with a little more room in your bag for... More
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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11 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X75A (6GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Inspiron 15 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15. Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 has a pretty average screen size (15 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) 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 be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (2.3kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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 Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(123)
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...

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...

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
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User Reviews

(643)
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34010, dell i34005, dell i34030, dell i34010u, dell i34005u, dell i34030u
Barcodes 05397063419999
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