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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Sep 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron 15 laptop review
Unboxing Dell Inspiron 15-3542 Laptop (Core i3/4GB/500GB)
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this type and age.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,345 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market 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.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops of this type and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also have 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 have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL 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 around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo 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. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 15 which has four battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this DELL portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 14 5000 (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 820 (8GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (2.3kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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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 Layout (slots X Size)
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
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
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
Keyboard Language
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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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