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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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14 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 similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 has more SATA connectors than most of the laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. Most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA connectors.

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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 compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 11" to 18".

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HP 15, the Acer Aspire E5-571, or the DELL Precision M2800.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus X751LDV (17.3"), the HP Pavilion 17-g036sa (17.3"), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (£645.00) (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the Lenovo G50-45, and the HP Pavilion 15-ab040sa is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the LG 14Z950, or the DELL Latitude E5540.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the Asus S200E, the Lenovo T450s, and the HP ProBook 455 G2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T540p (SSD and higher rated), the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD and higher rated), or the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 (SSD and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, the Acer TravelMate TMP2, and the Toshiba Tecra Z50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this DELL portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.8GHz and higher rated), the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (1.8GHz and higher rated), or the HP 240 G3 (1.86GHz and higher rated).

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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 typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 5000, and the Toshiba Satellite C50-A which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (£409.00) (2.4kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the S200E, or the X553MA both from Asus or the Acer Extensa EX2510 which has better reviews.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad W550 (£884.99) (508GB), the T450 (512GB), or the ThinkPad W550 (512GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus S200E, the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B, or the Acer Aspire E5-571.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus X555LA (6GB), the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (6GB), or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (£495.20) (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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 Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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 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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 2in1, dell i55200, dell i35010, dell 4gb500, dell touch7, dell i35005, dell i35005u, dell i55200u, dell i35010u, dell 4gb500g, dell touch7t, dell 4gb500gb, dell touch7th, dell i55511667, dell i55585700, dell i35436000, dell i35436000s, dell i55511667b, dell i55585700b, dell i55511667bl, dell i55585700bl, dell i35436000sl, dell i55585700blk, dell i35436000slv, dell i55511667blk, dell i57200u4gb500, dell i57200u4gb500g, dell i57200u4gb500gb
Barcodes 00741271366548, 00766653303713, 00884116167075, 00884116178668, 00884116190943, 05397063422852, 05397063510788, 05397063510795, 05397063598625, 05397063598663, 05397063598687, 05397063652457, 05397063652471, 05397063662760, 05397063673681, 05397063699353, 06953040923546

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