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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,345 owner and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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

Most laptops of a comparable age and type 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 two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of laptops of a similar 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 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. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age 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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 5.3GB. The Inspiron 15 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The 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 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 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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Six Battery Cells

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 is 50Wh.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15, the processor cache of the DELL Inspiron 15 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 5,900 RPM. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire E1-570 is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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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
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
Memory Form Factor
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
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
Headphone Outputs
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
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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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