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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Meet your capable copilot. The sleek 15,6" Inspiron 15 is compact and always by your side. Venture away from the power outlet with confidence. With long-lasting battery life, the Inspiron 15 isn t... More
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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14 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 has more SATA connectors than most of the laptops of this age and spec. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this DELL portable PC has four SATA connectors.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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 compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable 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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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 5 hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average battery life of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 8.6h.

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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 were launched 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed 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.

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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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago (2.4 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.4kg).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 37mAh, the biggest is 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the battery capacity of the DELL Inspiron 15 of only 40 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar 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 laptops of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad W550 (508GB), or the X250 (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar 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 Toshiba C55 (6GB).

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Specification

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Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Networking
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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Performance
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Pointing Device
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Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
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)
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UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Battery
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
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Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

17 Awards

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cn54207, sbn54207, dell i33227, dell n30504, dell i34010, dell i34005, dell i34030, dell i35005, dell ram500, dell 4gb500, dell i34030u, dell i35005u, dell ram500g, dell 4gb500g, dell i33227u, dell n30504g, dell i34010u, dell i34005u, dell ram500gb, dell 4gb500gb, dell n30504gb, dell i15rm3415, dell i35524042, dell i15rm3415s, dell i35524042b, dell i15rm3415sl, dell i35524042bl, dell i15rm3415slv, dell i35524042blk, dell inspiron15r5521
Barcodes 00884116108405, 00884116144786, 00945433733401, 05397063419999, 05397063422845, 05397063428076, 05397063436460, 05397063522514, 05397063652440, 05397063661220
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