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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Feb 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available 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 four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by DELL have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

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 notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This DELL portable PC 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 10G, the biggest is 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G. With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst portable PCs of this age. The operating vibrations of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. The Inspiron 15 has a quite big battery capacity (58 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. Laptops of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Inspiron 15 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.6kg).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. The Inspiron 15 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15, the hard drive speed of the Inspiron 15 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial 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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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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