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

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Available with Windows 8 designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience. The redesigned Inspiron 15 starts at just over 1" thin that's 21% thinner than the 2011 model so you get all the... More
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25 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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

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

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Good Brand

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this age and type the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

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

Other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 17 7000[pl_2253228_price], or the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price] both from DELL or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2342495_price].

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this notebook PC 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 amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price], or the XPS 15[pl_1449794_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15[pl_2145525_price], or the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price] both from DELL.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 17 7000[pl_2253228_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price] (17.3") both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the 14[pl_2320408_price], or the 14[pl_2470279_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2528163_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the 14[pl_2320408_price], or the 14[pl_2470279_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2528163_price].

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15's hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 580GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2417241_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2528163_price], or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2336483_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G. The Inspiron 15 has a quite big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

At 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The average operating vibration of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 1.3G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable age and type to 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 notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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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 similar 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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 comparable spec laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6kg heavy laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price], and the XPS 15[pl_1449794_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_1736253_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This DELL portable PC was released over two years ago.

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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

Alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Inspiron 15 7000[pl_2073867_price], or the XPS 13[pl_1994696_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1530282_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price] (1.9GHz), the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2223029_price] (1.9GHz), or the HP Zbook 14[plb_2618493_price] (1.9GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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 Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
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
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
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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