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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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7 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by DELL.

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 15".

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_1546186_price] (2.4kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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 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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Technology
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Security
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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 dell i35005, dell i55200, dell i35005u, dell i55200u, dell i55511667, dell i55511667b, dell i55511667bl, dell i55511667blk
Barcodes 00741271366548, 00766653303713, 00884116167075, 00884116178668, 05397063306480, 05397063306558, 05397063369409, 06953040923546
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