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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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Dell Black 15.6 Inspiron 15 Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-4030U Processor, 4GB Memory Quick Reviews

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This DELL laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

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

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£285.60) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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20 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 640 (£348.10) (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 250 (£395.98) (1.7GHz).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 15 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the Inspiron 15 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 12GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

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19 January 2016

Ultimately, we have some mixed feelings about Dell Inspiron 7559, and strangely, depending on your region. If you're in the USA, the laptop (which can be found under the i7559 name) is an...

30 November 2015

Lumpy but suggesting longevity, the Inspiron 15 7000 Series ought to survive as desktop replacement at home or the office. Powerful discrete graphics will please gamers and professionals, although...

18 November 2015

The Inspiron 15 3000 has an accurate display and quality audio for its price, but similarly priced laptops offer longer battery life and faster performance...

Solid speakers
Poor performance
Short battery life
Laggy touchpad
Shallow keyboard
27 August 2014

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The interior is understated with matt black plastic used for the palm rest and around the keyboard. The screen?s bezel uses a slightly textured material and it was nice to see there are no lights... Read more…

The Inspiron brand name, which is typically reserved for Dell's entry-level systems, doesn't do the Inspiron 15 7000 Series justice. This system is undoubtedly the reason why the XPS 15 is so...

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User Reviews

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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 December 2015 by Stealth05
(Verified Purchase)

I initially felt that this was the best laptop. But unfortunately display driver error kept surfacing. Called dell support they could not resolve issue after several attempts. Although dell... Read more…

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by Skip
(Verified Purchase)

Had the PC less than one month and the touch screen app doesn't work anymore. Took it to Geek Squad and it will be 3-4 weeks before I get it back. They (Geek Squad) wanted to charge me $100-$130... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2015 by CKB81
CKB81 would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 (Verified Purchase)

Very sleek design and lots of memory. Since it flips and doubles as a tablet, it's very functional for a person "on the go!

Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Greg S.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great value for the money. For an every day home computer, student or small business...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i15rv4290, dell i15rv4290b, dell i15rv4290bl, dell i15rv4290blk
Barcodes 00884116119579

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