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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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

The Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL laptops and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price], the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price], or the Lenovo S510p[plb_2664455_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Asus X551CA[plb_2045549_price], the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price], or the Lenovo S510p[plb_2664455_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 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 notebook 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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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 that we have checked, the DELL Inspiron 15's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. At 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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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 available for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £121.16

The Inspiron 15 has increased in price by £121.16 in the last 61 days.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The DELL 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. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 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

Laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. The Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2373206_price], the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2353423_price], and the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 13 3440[plb_2551291_price] (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s[plb_2978670_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

The Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 (2.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

There are a number of other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1545000_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2145645_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 7537[plb_2251818_price] (2.6kg).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price], the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price], or the Lenovo B5400[plb_2037224_price] which is cheaper.

If this DELL laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete 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
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
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
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
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(109)
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...

26 September 2015

A competent, capable, attractive and well-priced 2-in-1 notebook that works better as a laptop than a tablet, thanks to the large screen and weight of this 15-inch machine...

The aluminum body looks slick and makes it feel sturdy and durable
Vibrant screen
Heavy
Battery life
Tablet mode not useful
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User Reviews

(668)
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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Barcodes 00000055590495, 00000055597963, 00000055597970, 00000055598007, 00049705773437, 00049705793954, 00884116203285, 00884116203292, 00884116203308, 00884116203803, 00884116205845, 00884116216209, 00884116217602, 00884116218593, 05397063420568, 05397063780495, 05397063807963, 05397063807970, 05397063808007

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