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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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A Slimmer New Design The redesigned Inspiron 15 starts at just over 1" thin that's 21% thinner than the 2011 model so you get all the performance you need, with a little more room in your bag for... More
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11 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

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

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X75A (£462.59) (6GB).

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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 available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Inspiron 15 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15. Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 has a pretty average screen size (15 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,679.99) (512GB).

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) 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 be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (2.3kg).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable 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)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

11 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(64)
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

Expert Reviews

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

(547)
Reviewed 12 March 2014 by Alan
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this Laptop although dearer and slower than some because the O/S was Windows 7 I have no wish to go on yet another learning curve with Windows 8 Also Windows 7 is compatible with my... 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 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 3 January 2014 by FRANCESCA MILITELLO
(Verified Purchase)

I CHOSE THIS RATING BECAUSE THIS LAPTOP IS VERY GOOD. I DID NOT EXPECT DELL TO BE SO GOOD. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS LAPTOP TO ANYONE. I HAVE A TOSHIBA SATELLITE LAPTOP BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME. IN THE... Read more…

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