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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 that we have assessed, the total storage capacity of the Inspiron 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 range from 11" to 18".

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think the Lenovo B5400 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

At 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have operating shocks of between 10G and 130G, and the average operating shock is 77G.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 850 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 950MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most laptops of a similar spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
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
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
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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
EPEAT Compliance
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell h75, dell h75g, dell h75gm, dell i35005, dell i35005u, dell i35580694, dell i35580694b, dell i35580694bl, dell i35580694blk
Barcodes 05397063840694, 05397063877621
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