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DELL Inspiron 15 4 Core Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Pentium 2.16GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Designed For Easy TravelThe Inspiron 15 starts at about 1" thin, so it slips easily into a travel bag for when you re on the move. Its textured lid and palm rest help you get a grip on things.... More
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

At 896 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies range from 640MHz to 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 850MHz.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 4,345 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5-551, or the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire E5-551, or the Lenovo 11e.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Microsoft Surface 3 is also worth considering.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 is one of the lighter comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G505s (2.6kg), the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (2.6kg), or the Toshiba C55D (2.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 29GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 896 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Inspiron 15 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most laptops that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Inspiron 15 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 313 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of only 2, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average PCI Express slot version of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.9.

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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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Laptops of this type and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba C55D, or the Lenovo 11e.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Aspire E5 (8GB), or the Aspire E5-551 (8GB) both from Acer which is also cheaper.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this age and spec is 20GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory of the DELL Inspiron 15 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of this age and spec is 4.8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Inspiron 15 is 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (1x SO-DIMM) is actually the worst memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is the best memory slots amongst similar types of laptop.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.92 megapixels) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 15 which has four battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of laptops of this age and type range from 2h to 5h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.1h. With a battery recharge time of 4 hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba C55D, the Lenovo G505s, and the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Aspire E5 (1TB), or the Aspire E5-551 (1TB) both from Acer which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type and age. 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 notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba C55D, the Lenovo 11e, or the Acer Aspire E5-551.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo 11e (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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
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
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
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
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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)
Other Features
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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