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

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Inspiron 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The internal memory of laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 1GB to 16GB.

Alternative 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145645_price].

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price] which is cheaper.

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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 were released more than two years ago. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. 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 DELL Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL laptop 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus P550CA[plb_2611468_price], or the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1532938_price].

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2287582_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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the X555LA[pl_2590385_price], the P550CA[pl_2611468_price], or the X552CL[pl_2093300_price] all from Asus which is cheaper.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1620825_price], or the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[pl_2418547_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145645_price].

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 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 typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s. With a maximum WiFi data rate of 433 megabits per second, the Inspiron 15 has one of the faster maximum WiFi data rate amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

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

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the 5520[pl_1385146_price], and the Latitude 12 5000[pl_2517764_price] both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC[plb_2351423_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 28MP. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Inspiron 15 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Aspire E5-571[pl_1530029_price], and the TravelMate TMP2[pl_2495067_price] both from Acer or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2529150_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2517764_price], and the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2504289_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (2.1GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price], and the HP 250[plb_2342458_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
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Processor Socket
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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)
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PCI Express Configurations
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
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
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
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
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 Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74510, dell i76500, dell touch7, dell i75500, dell i76700, dell i77500, dell i74510u, dell i76500u, dell touch7t, dell i75500u, dell i76700h, dell i77500u, i554712500slv, dell i77500ua, dell touch7th, dell i76700hq, dell i55588574, dell i77500uam, dell 1920x1080, dell m44516gb1, dell i77500uamd, dell m44516gb1t, dell i55588574s, dell m44516gb1tb, dell i55588574sl, dell i55588574slv
Barcodes 00018227839648, 00018227840200, 00634753044976, 00788679079465, 00884116144762, 00884116167570, 00884116167877, 00884116203797, 00884323175320, 05397063511082
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