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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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Big On Features, Not On Price.Manage daily tasks with the affordable Inspiron 15 a 39.6 cm (15.6") laptop with available 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, a thin design and 10-key number pad. Add an... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,345 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2353448_price].

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Lenovo T440s[plb_2978670_price].

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on notebook 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Inspiron 15 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price], or the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2045815_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops 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.

Other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1586820_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

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

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 15 is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 15's L3 cache is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The processor caches of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price], or the Inspiron 14 5000[pl_2854868_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2504289_price].

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 12GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the 250 G1[pl_1557366_price], or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_1871522_price] both from HP or the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo B590[plb_1991244_price], the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1545000_price], and the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_1871522_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus X552CL[plb_2076535_price] (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_1628383_price] which is cheaper.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Probook 450[pl_1562696_price] (2.3kg), or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_1871522_price] (2.3kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo B590[plb_1991244_price], the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1545000_price], or the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_1871522_price].

If this DELL laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_2034239_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Bus Type
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Data Network
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Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
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Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
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
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Energy Star Certified

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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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