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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB Dec 2013
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A Slimmer New DesignThe 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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10 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2549655_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Inspiron 15 has 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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 laptops that have been available 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 50Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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 one of the slower hard drive speeds 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 typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL portable PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price] (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a relatively average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2518965_price] (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2542189_price] (8GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

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Processor Core
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Processor Socket
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Processor Model
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
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
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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

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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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