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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Jul 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by DELL.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 520GB. The Inspiron 15 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price], the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2549655_price], or the Inspiron 17[pl_1628618_price] all from DELL.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This DELL notebook 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the L440[pl_2291384_price], or the X1 Carbon Touch[pl_1530282_price] both from Lenovo or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2579954_price].

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price].

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the HP ProBook 450[plb_2579954_price], or the Lenovo L440[plb_2291384_price].

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the XPS 13[pl_2417241_price], or the Inspiron 15 5000[pl_2528163_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price].

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. At 433 megabits per second, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that were released 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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that were launched 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 portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper laptops such as the EliteBook 740[pl_2524806_price], and the EliteBook 840[pl_2367580_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price] (SSD and cheaper); or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

If this DELL notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781600_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 15 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price], or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price].

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 6GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price], the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price], or the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2529941_price].

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the L440[pl_2730684_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2781600_price] (8GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Display
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Keyboard
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Drivers Included
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
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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
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

17 Awards

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i76500, dell i54210, dell i75500, i55473751slv, dell i76500u, dell i54210u, dell i75500u, dell i55588574, dell i55585003, dell i55582571, dell i55585003b, dell i55582571b, dell i55588574s, dell i55582571bl, dell i55588574sl, dell i55585003bl, dell i55585003blk, dell i55582571blk, dell i55588574slv
Barcodes 00634753044976, 00884116144724, 00884116167570, 00884116167877, 00884116203797
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