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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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16 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age. Laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL notebook PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 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. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper notebook PC such as the Lenovo B50-45 or you might consider a higher rated notebook PC such as the HP 2570p.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the HP 2570p which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Inspiron 15, or the HP 2570p.

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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 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the ProBook 450, or the EliteBook 820 G1 both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The average operating shock of laptops of this age and spec is 63G. The Inspiron 15 has a quite big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average operating vibration of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1.3G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the DELL Vostro 3560, and the HP ProBook 450 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 650 G1 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a quite small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Vostro 3560, and the Lenovo G500 is also worth considering.

If this DELL portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-70 (17.3").

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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 the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G500, or the HP Probook 450.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus X552CL (750GB), the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa (750GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15R (1TB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410 (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Vostro 3560 which is cheaper; or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL Vostro 3560 (6GB and higher rated).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Latitude 3330 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X553MA (1.86GHz), or the HP ProBook 450 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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
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 Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Line-in
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial 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 Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(124)
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...

Hothardware.com

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

(660)
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 i34010u, dell i34005u
Barcodes 05397063304769, 05397063306473, 05397063369416, 05397063419999
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