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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Big On Features, Not On Price.Manage daily tasks with the affordable Inspiron 15 a 39.6 cm (15.6") laptop with available 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, a thin design and 10-key number pad. Add an... More
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

When compared to other laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Inspiron 15's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Inspiron 15 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of this spec and age. Most of the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by DELL.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the biggest total storage capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this type and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 of a similar spec and age to it. This laptop 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 laptops of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 that we have checked, the DELL Inspiron 15's L3 cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Latitude 12 7000 (2GHz), or the Latitude 15 E5550 (2GHz) both from DELL.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal 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
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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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