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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the 455, or the Probook 650 (£445.00) both from HP.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Inspiron 17 7737 (17.3" and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17 (17.3" and cheaper) both from DELL or the Asus X75A (17.3" and cheaper).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 which have a front camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 3521, or the Inspiron 15 3521 all from DELL.

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ProBook 450, or the Probook 450 both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the Asus PU551LA, and the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that were released 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 the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the HP Pavilion 17 (£549.97).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The 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 were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and spec 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 was released over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical total storage 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.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 7737 (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP Probook 650 (£445.00) (2.5kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 7737 (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z50 (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 14 7000 (1.8GHz), or the Asus PU551LA (1.8GHz) 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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
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 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(120)
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
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u
Barcodes 05397063306411

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