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

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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A sleek, sub-1" thin forged aluminum design with diamond-cut beveled edges is just one of the premium features you'll find on the new Inspiron 15. It's easy on the eyes and feels great to hold.... More
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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 frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this spec and age.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,345 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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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 i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 11" to 18".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo L450[plb_2804968_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882103_price], or the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882103_price], the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price], or the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2866951_price] all from DELL.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo X250[plb_2928644_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2851056_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price].

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. Laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E5250[plb_2854767_price] (SSD and cheaper); or the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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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 commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450[plb_2903125_price] (2.1GHz), the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2831281_price] (2.1GHz), or the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2783823_price] (2.1GHz).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 440 G2 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)[plb_2351422_price] (1.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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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
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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)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel 64
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
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Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Non-Operating Vibration
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
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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