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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 has more SATA connectors than most of the laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA connectors.

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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 compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 11" to 18".

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP 15, the Acer Aspire E5-571, or the DELL Precision M2800.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus X751LDV (17.3"), the HP Pavilion 17-g036sa (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the Lenovo G50-45, and the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the LG 14Z950, or the DELL Latitude E5540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the Asus S200E, the Lenovo T450s, and the HP ProBook 455 G2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T540p (SSD and higher rated), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD and higher rated), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, the Acer TravelMate TMP2, and the Toshiba Tecra Z50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this DELL portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.8GHz and higher rated), the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (1.8GHz and higher rated), or the HP 240 G3 (1.86GHz and higher rated).

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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 typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, and the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.4kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the S200E, or the X553MA-BING-SX534B both from Asus or the Acer Extensa EX2510 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad W550 (508GB), the T450 (512GB), or the ThinkPad W550 (512GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B, or the Acer Aspire E5-571.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X555LA (6GB), the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (6GB), or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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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)
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PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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Display
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Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
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HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
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Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
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3G
Bluetooth
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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 Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
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 Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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 sbn54209, sbn54701, dell i55200, dell i35010, dell i35005, dell 4gb500, dell i35010u, dell i35005u, dell 4gb500g, dell i55200u, dell 4gb500gb, dell i55511667, dell i55585700, dell i55585700b, dell i55511667b, dell i55585700bl, dell i55511667bl, dell i55511667blk, dell i55585700blk
Barcodes 00741271366548, 05397063422852, 05397063510788, 05397063510795, 05397063598625, 05397063598663, 05397063598687, 05397063652457, 05397063652471, 05397063662760, 05397063673681, 05397063699353
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