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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Oct 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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13 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, 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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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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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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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Inspiron 15 has 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

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. The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities (58 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable 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.

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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 available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Inspiron 15 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that is a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs 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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

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 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

If this DELL laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire S3 (1.8GHz), or the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Operating Modes
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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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) Capacity
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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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
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® 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u
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