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DELL Inspiron 15R
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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Feb 2014
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17 Reasons For

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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

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.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15R supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook 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 laptops of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Inspiron 15R has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15R has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15R also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15R has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger operating shocks (110 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the operating shocks range from 10G to 140G.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

Similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G. At 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R.

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Six Battery Cells

The DELL Inspiron 15R is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15R has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Inspiron 15R has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and 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 laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15R have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

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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 have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15R.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15R has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15R has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15R which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The Inspiron 15R has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15R has a fairly average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15R.

If this DELL notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 450 (8GB), or the DELL Latitude 12 5000 (8GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
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 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 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
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
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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)
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell hd7730, dell i53230, dell hd7730m, dell i53230m
Barcodes 00884116135395
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