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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 15.6" Jul 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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

The Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Acer Aspire E5, the Asus X551CA, or the Lenovo S510p.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Asus X551CA, the Acer Aspire E5, or the Lenovo S510p is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 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 notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 that we have checked, the DELL Inspiron 15's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. At 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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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 available for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire E5-571, the HP EliteBook 850, and the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 13 3440 (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo T440s (1.9GHz) which is also 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15 which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

The Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 (2.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

There are a number of other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M, or the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL 5520, the Fujitsu LifeBook A544, or the Lenovo B5400 which is cheaper.

If this DELL laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X75A (17.3" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
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® 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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28 June 2016

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31 December 2015

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8 November 2015

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10 August 2013

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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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