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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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15 Reasons For

Four SATA III Connectors

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a four SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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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 type and age.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a four SATA connector portable PC.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by DELL.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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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 laptops that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age. The screen sizes of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 11" to 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At 750 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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15 Reasons Against

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

The 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 on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 2.2GHz. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.9 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm. The Inspiron 15 3542 is fairly thick (26.6 millimeters) compared to 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, 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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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

At 4 hours, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 3542 over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
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
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
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)

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Expert Reviews

(19)
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
19 March 2015

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is the latest laptop from the company in 3000 series. Before starting review you should be aware of that the Inspiron 15 3542 Notebook comes with multiple CPU / OS options.... Read more…

8 January 2015

At $598 for the minimum spec model, which is built around a i3-4005 CPU @ 1.7GHz, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is what you'd call a no-frills and solid workhorse.... Read more…

17 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

18 November 2014

The Inspiron 3542 is a decent notebook for mundane office and home usage. It has reasonably well build quality combined with above average configuration. Its touch-screen display is beautifully...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

The laptop is great! Much better than my 5 yr old Toshiba. The setup instructions were very easy to follow. Had everything backup and running in no time! Amazed at the size and weight - easier to... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Veronica gaez

Fast computer and high resolution , I needed with cd unit because im using already to study toefl lesson . Im happy about guarantee and costumer service , was a good decision buy my dell...

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Fred
(Verified Purchase)

The trackpad is very fickle. I had Dell take over the computer remotely to fix the problem and it is some better but still not great. For the price I paid $ it's fine...

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by YZS
YZS would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great laptop! Windows 10 runs very smooth. The built-in speakers could be better, but they are ok for a laptop...

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Mario
Mario would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

I like to use it believed that something more difficult...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34030, dell i34030u, dell i354211001, dell i354211001b, dell i354211001bk
Barcodes 00884116149057
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