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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Sep 2014
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this type and age.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,345 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops of this type and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also have 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 have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL 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 around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo 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. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

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

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells, including the Inspiron 15 which has four battery cells.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this DELL portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 14 5000 (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 820 (8GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (£349.00) (2.3kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
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Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 TSX-NI
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 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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
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Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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

(547)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u

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