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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Feb 2014
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Dell Black 15.6 Inspiron 15 Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-4030U Processor, 4GB Memory Quick Reviews

19 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available 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 four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This DELL portable PC 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2515489_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

The smallest operating shock of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 10G, the biggest is 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G. With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst portable PCs of this age. The operating vibrations of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. The Inspiron 15 has a quite big battery capacity (58 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. Laptops of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Inspiron 15 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145645_price] (2.6kg).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. The Inspiron 15 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15, the hard drive speed of the Inspiron 15 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Portable PCs of a similar spec 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.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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 are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2554981_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
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 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

11 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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
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

(533)
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 24 July 2015 by CKB81
CKB81 would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 (Verified Purchase)

Very sleek design and lots of memory. Since it flips and doubles as a tablet, it's very functional for a person "on the go!

Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Greg S.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great value for the money. For an every day home computer, student or small business...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u

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