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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB May 2014
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 has more SATA connectors than most of the laptops of this age and spec. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this DELL portable PC has four SATA connectors.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL notebook PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2913726_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Very Short Battery Life

At only 5 hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average battery life of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 8.6h.

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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 were launched 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago (2.4 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price] (2.4kg).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 37mAh, the biggest is 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age, the battery capacity of the DELL Inspiron 15 of only 40 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar 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 laptops of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB), or the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar 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 Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 (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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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...

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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
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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sbn54207, dell i34030, dell i34010, dell i33227, dell i34005, dell i35005, dell i34010u, dell i33227u, dell i34005u, dell i35005u, dell i34030u, dell i15rm3415, dell i15rm3415s, dell i15rm3415sl, dell i15rm3415slv, dell inspiron15r5521
Barcodes 00884116144786, 00945433733401, 05397063419999, 05397063422845, 05397063428076, 05397063436460, 05397063522514, 05397063652440, 05397063661220

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