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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Good Brand

We checked 4,345 owner and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL portable PC 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 amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo B5400, and the Asus X550CA (£548.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 17 (£549.97) (17.3" and cheaper), or the Asus X75A (£462.59) (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the ProBook 450, the Probook 450, and the Pavilion 17 (£549.97) all from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

There are a number of other 750GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the Inspiron 17, or the Inspiron 17 7737 both from DELL which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the ProBook 450 (1TB and cheaper), or the Pavilion 17 (£549.97) (1TB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Inspiron 15 3521, or the Inspiron 15 3521 both from DELL or the HP ProBook 640 (£467.00) is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec 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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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

At 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big operating shock compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15. The average operating shock of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 63G.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G. The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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 one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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 notebook 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 the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40, or the DELL Inspiron 17.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (1.7GHz and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 17 (£549.97) (1.7GHz and 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 frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, 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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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. The battery capacities of laptops of this spec and age range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the HP Pavilion 17 (£549.97) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and type is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The smallest non-operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 is 60G, the biggest is 240G, and the average non-operating shock is 120G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average non-operating vibration of laptops of this age and type is 2.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 6GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Asus X552CL (£465.95) which is cheaper.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus BU401LG (£549.99) (8GB), or the Lenovo Z50 (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard weight 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.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Probook 450 (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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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
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 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 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
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In 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
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
Included Driver
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 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
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

14 Awards

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sbn15r27, dell i54200, dell i53317, dell i54200u, dell i53317u
Barcodes 05397063420568, 05397063521357, 05397063652136

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