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DELL Inspiron 15R 5521
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DELL Inspiron 15R 5521 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Oct 2013
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Unboxing and Overview: Dell Inspiron 15R (5521)
Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Unboxing and Overview
Dell Inspiron 5521 (15R) 2013 Unboxing Video
DELL INSPIRON 15R 5521- LAPTOP REVIEW

16 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R 5521 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 5521. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

DELL is one of the superior laptop brands according to average expert and user reviews, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15R 5521 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R 5521 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The Inspiron 15R 5521 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 5521. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have speaker power of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15R 5521 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15R 5521 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 5521 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Operating Shock

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Inspiron 15R 5521's operating shock of 110 gravity is one of the biggest. The operating shocks of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 5521 range from 10G to 140G.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The operating vibrations of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 0.5G to 110G. At 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 15R 5521 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 5521.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15R 5521 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL Inspiron 15R 5521 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15R 5521 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

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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 available for more than two years. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R 5521 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 5521. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 5521 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Inspiron 15R 5521 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15R 5521 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R 5521

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15R 5521 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15R 5521 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R 5521 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15R 5521 has a fairly typical internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15R 5521 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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
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 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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
Data Network
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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 Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter 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)

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Expert Reviews

(88)
18 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…

Sturdy case, precise touchpad with crisp buttons, matte FullHD display, generous memory capacity, good gaming performance, long battery runtimes
Nice finish
Fivehour battery life
Processing power
Low heat and noise
Slow FastEthernet port, graphics driver issues, unpleasant fan noise, relatively massive case
Low quality display
Low gaming capabilities
Screen can be tiring to look at
Touchpad skips a little
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...

Nice finish
Fivehour battery life
Processing power
Low heat and noise
Low quality display
Low gaming capabilities
18 September 2013

A sophisticated budget laptop with excellent ergonomics and a touchscreen; it's undermined by a poor display, however...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Nicholas .
(Verified Purchase)

The hardware specs of this computer make it a powerful workstation but not necessarily a gaming computer. While it does have a standalone video card, it's probably not really suited for running... Read more…

I purchased this laptop as my primary workstation for my software engineering consulting business. What originally caught my eye was the high amount of memory 16 GB), the 7 processor, and a standalo
What I most most concerned about when purchasing this laptop was Windows 8.1. I love Windows 7, and have generally not found Windows 8 to be a suitable environment for doing real work. But, Windows 8
The worst thing about the laptop is that it took some time for me to get it setup to a point where I was really thrilled with it. I really don't like the Windows 8 start screen with all of the tiles,

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i15rmt5099, dell i15rmt5099s, dell i15rmt5099sl, dell i15rmt5099slv
Barcodes 00884116117322
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