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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Feb 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 notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of this age and spec processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.7W. At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The operating shocks of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 10G to 140G.

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Six Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec laptops that have been around for 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 typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider 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 the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The DELL 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. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire E1-530 (2.4kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
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
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
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
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)
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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