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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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7 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by DELL.

Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 15".

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 does not have a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 do have a front camera.

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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 laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.4kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Line-In Port
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(133)
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
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
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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

(645)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 2in1, dell 4gb500, dell touch7, dell i35005, dell i35005u, dell 4gb500g, dell touch7t, dell 4gb500gb, dell touch7th, dell i57200u4gb500, dell i57200u4gb500g, dell i57200u4gb500gb
Barcodes 00000035422852, 05397063306480, 05397063306558, 05397063369409, 05397063422852

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