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DELL Inspiron 15 3542
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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB May 2014
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 also have 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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the higher speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger operating shocks amongst laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 0.5G, the biggest is 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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18 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this spec and age is 23GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar 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 notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the internal memory of the Inspiron 15 3542 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger non-operating shocks (160 gravity) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest non-operating shock of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 60G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.2G. The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

At 4 hours, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542. Portable PCs of this type and age have battery recharge times of between 2h and 12h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.3h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

This DELL notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C50-A.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (2GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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 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
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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 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
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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)
UART
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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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 Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00884116144786, 00884116145417, 00884116148647, 00884116165026, 00884116190912, 05397063653065, 05397063667857, 06953040927056
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