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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Jan 2013
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15R supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15R.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15R. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15R is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15R is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, 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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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15R does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Inspiron 15R is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The DELL Inspiron 15R has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15R has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15R.

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Line-in
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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 Technology
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width

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Expert Reviews

(93)

Much notebook for little money - this could swiftly summarize the Dell Inspiron 15R-5537 . Only a few competitors in the 750 Euros range offer similarly abundant equipment particularly as the...

27 February 2014

It's a shame that the Inspiron 15R is so heavy, as it may limit the laptop to only occasional adventures in the outside world. However, it's well built and provides good performance and...

18 February 2014

The previous version of the Dell Inspiron 15R did well in our round-up of budget laptops last year. This year's model of the budget Dell laptop isn't drastically different, but it adds a... Read more…

27 December 2013

There are several models in the 15R range, all equipped with the same 15.6-inch screen. Prices start at a very reasonable £450 for a model with an Intel i3 processor, but we tested a model with a... Read more…

20 September 2013

This year's Dell Inspiron 15R is an inconsistent product. It has great processor performance, a very nice body and good battery life, but the screen and sound quality are so bad it would be hard...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 February 2011 by Russell

An excellent machine that does everything I need. The keys are responsive and feel good, the screen has great resolution, it's perfect for watching on-line content, showing colours to great... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2010 by Thomas Atkins

My daughter bought this laptop, but I helped with the initial set up. One of the first steps advised is to take a recovery backup. This is done using DELL's own software, but the software refused... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2010 by Jared

The laptop is relatively cheap on the Dell website comparing to Amazon, but still I think it is a very good laptop. I've just received it for Christmas and I can tell you that, it is a superb... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2010 by Rach88

I Bought a 1545 as a replacement for a faulty fujitsu seimens I had for 2 years. In the 12 months that I have had my dell I have had to have a techician out three times and have had to have the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2011 by Marius
(Verified Purchase)

Good value for the money, good procesor, good monitor light for it's dimensions. key are a bit too "plastic", noysee when you type. the case is a bit glossy, but the color is saving you from... Read more…

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