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DELL Inspiron 15 3521
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DELL Inspiron 15 3521 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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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 optional touch screen to boost... More
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Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Review

13 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3521. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3521 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops manufactured by DELL.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3521.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the speaker power range from 1W to 11W.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3521. The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3521 is 50Wh.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 3521 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3521 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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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 laptops that are a comparable 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3521 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3521

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 3521 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3521.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This DELL laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3521.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_1628383_price] (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3521.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1.86GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
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
VGA (D-Sub) 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
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Password Protection Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

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Expert Reviews

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31 December 2013

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31 December 2013

A beautifully designed laptop with a great battery life, but it?s not as powerful as other similarly priced desktop replacements.

4 November 2013

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10 August 2013

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8 August 2013

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Alexander K.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this computer for my wife because she is going back to school, it was much better than I expected. This computer is a solid student computer that can handle light gaming (Leauge of Legends,... Read more…

Reviewed 8 April 2014 by TIMOTHY C.
(Verified Purchase)

Wish Dell would beef the battery up a tad...

Reviewed 8 November 2013 by John B.

I'm not sure if this is a shipping problem, but when I bought this computer from QVC, I went on Dell to check its specs, and it said my product was touchscreen compatible, so I have that version,... Read more…

Reviewed 19 September 2013 by Frank A.
(Verified Purchase)

After hearing/reading so many complaints about Windows 8, I hesitated for a while before I bought this machine. I was the same way when Windows first came out. I liked using DOS. But I'm older now... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2014 by Mark W.
(Verified Purchase)

Within one week of my daughter using this laptop ( she is a honor roll student and very computer literate since Im a I.T. Professional ) she brought it to me and told me that she absolutely hated... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i73537, dell i33217, dell i53317, dell i53337, dell i33227, dell hd8730, dell i53337u, dell i33227u, dell hd8730m, dell i73537u, dell i33217u, dell i53317u, dell 35219951, dell inspiron153521
Barcodes 00884116108382, 05397063419951, 05397063509058
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