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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Dec 2013
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A Slimmer New DesignThe 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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10 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at 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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 50Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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 one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL portable PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 7000 (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 840 (8GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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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
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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
Power Cord 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...

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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

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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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