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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 16GB Feb 2014
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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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

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

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by DELL have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Inspiron 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a very big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the 5520[pl_1385146_price], and the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this age and spec. Across all laptops of this spec and age the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 laptops of this age and spec. This 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 across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the X200CA[pl_1605177_price], or the X552CL[pl_2093300_price] both from Asus or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1620825_price] is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

At 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have operating shocks of between 10G and 140G.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[plb_2418547_price].

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1620825_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price].

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 23Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. 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 are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this spec and age range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1532938_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 2.2kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs and we think the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1545000_price], and the Aspire E5-571[pl_1530029_price] both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price] (2.7kg and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Inspiron 15 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Vostro 3360[plb_1662429_price], or the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price].

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2569084_price] (1.9GHz), the Lenovo T440s[plb_2978670_price] (1.9GHz), or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2657528_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
Internal Memory
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 Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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 Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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 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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
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

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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 i77500, dell i75500, dell touch7, dell i75500u, dell touch7t, dell i77500u, dell i77500ua, dell touch7th, dell i77500uam, dell m44516gb1, dell i77500uamd, dell m44516gb1t, dell m44516gb1tb
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