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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Nov 2012
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

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 around the same time as it. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the 455[pl_1467972_price], or the Probook 650[pl_1500514_price] both from HP.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price] (17.3" and cheaper) both from DELL or the Asus X75A[plb_2093232_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 which have a front camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Inspiron 15[pl_2300892_price], the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_2092624_price], or the Inspiron 15 3521[pl_2190565_price] all from DELL.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ProBook 450[pl_2350793_price], or the Probook 450[pl_2078196_price] both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. 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 all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396541_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2664006_price] (SSD) which is also 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 laptops that were released 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 the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369328_price].

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The 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 were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and spec 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 was released over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2045961_price] (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP Probook 650[plb_1500514_price] (2.5kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2045961_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964547_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 14 7000[plb_2107084_price] (1.8GHz), or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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LED Backlight
HD Type
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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Audio
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Number of Built-In Speakers
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Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Networking
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Bluetooth
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Line-in
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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
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® 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® 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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Battery Technology
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Security
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Expert Reviews

(136)
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

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u
Barcodes 05397063306411
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