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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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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 frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the ENVY 15, or the Probook 450 both from HP or the Lenovo L540.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 (17.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Tecra A50, the Tecra A50, and the Tecra A50 all from Toshiba which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the A50, the Tecra A50, or the A50 all from Toshiba which is cheaper.

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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 two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has one of the higher speaker power amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have speaker power of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The smallest operating shock of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 10G, the biggest is 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of laptops of this spec and age is 1.3G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G. At 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this type and age is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 23GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17R.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the 13 (SSD), or the Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 17 7737, and the HP EliteBook 820 G1 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 (1.7GHz and cheaper), or the DELL XPS 13 (1.7GHz and cheaper).

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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 commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra A50 is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 15 3521 (6GB and cheaper), or the Inspiron 15 (6GB and cheaper) both from DELL or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. The hard drive speeds of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This DELL notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude E6430, the Toshiba Tecra A50, or the HP 8470p which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15 3521 (750GB), the Inspiron 17 (750GB), or the Inspiron 15 (750GB) all from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (2.3kg and cheaper), or the HP ENVY 15 (2.2kg and cheaper).

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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
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
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
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial 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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
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
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 2in1, dell i35005, dell touch7, dell touch7t, dell i35005u, dell touch7th, dell i57200u4gb500, dell i57200u4gb500g, dell i57200u4gb500gb
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