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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.13GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.13GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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10 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the DELL Inspiron 15 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

£43.96 Price Drop

In the last few days the price of the Inspiron 15 has dropped by £43.96.

Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price], or the HP 2570p[plb_2010074_price] is also worth considering.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This DELL notebook PC also supports an 800MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop 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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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this type and age range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 667 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Inspiron 15 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15. Similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook 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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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Inspiron 15 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3099410_price]; or the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] are also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2059085_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 commonly found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 820[pl_2520092_price] (8GB), the 15[pl_2656558_price] (8GB), or the Pavilion 15[pl_2663625_price] (8GB) all from HP.

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 5GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of only 2.5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL Inspiron 15's system bus data transfer rate is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the ProBook 450[pl_2376206_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2305898_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2010002_price].

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The DELL Inspiron 15 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G500[plb_1970446_price] (2.6kg), or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1481808_price] (2.6kg).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The DELL Inspiron 15 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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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.13 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1[plb_2949828_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_1412318_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3").

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ProBook 450[plb_2353308_price].

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus X553MA[plb_2396589_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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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
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processing Die Transistor
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Processing Die Size
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 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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
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
Technical Details
Other Features

18 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(138)
19 January 2016

As we noted at the outset of our coverage here, it would be unfair to compare a base model 7000 series Inspiron to tricked-out gaming or performance laptops without taking into consideration the...

Hothardware.com

Stylish design with easy to clean rubber coating
Good CPU and GPU performance
Great battery life
IPS screen with accurate colors (Average DeltaE 0.89) and good viewing angles
Easy maintenance
Relatively low screen brightness and just 55 sRGB coverage
The M.2 slot works with SATA III storage modules
Peu rsistant la torsion, fort bruit de craquement lorsqu'on essaye de le plier, pas de lecteur optique, clavier mdiocre, cran trop rflchissant, performances Turbo insuffisantes, ventilateur parfois gn
Touchpad
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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
29 September 2015

Its build quality and battery life aren't the best we've seen, but the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is still decent value...

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User Reviews

(685)
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 16 September 2015 by Indynt
Indynt would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7548

This Dell laptop is a great overall machine. It strikes a good balance between power consumption and speed. I use this laptop for software development, graphic editing and video transcoding. I... Read more…

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…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34010, dell n30504, dell i34005, dell i34030, dell i35005, dell 4gb500, dell ram500, dell i35005u, dell 4gb500g, dell ram500g, dell i34010u, dell n30504g, dell i34005u, dell i34030u, dell ram500gb, dell n30504gb, dell 4gb500gb, dell i35524042, dell i35524042b, dell i35524042bl, dell i35524042blk
Barcodes 05397063419999

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