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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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20 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 laptops of this spec and age.

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DELL Laptops Have Good 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.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Quite 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 11" to 18".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo L450[plb_2804968_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882103_price], or the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2882103_price], the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price], or the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2866951_price] all from DELL.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo X250[plb_2928644_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2851056_price], or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price].

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. Laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Recent Price Increase of £19.00

Yesterday the Inspiron 15 has increased in price by £19.00.

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price].

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E5250[plb_2854767_price] (SSD and cheaper); or the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price] (SSD 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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450[plb_2903125_price] (2.1GHz), the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2831281_price] (2.1GHz), or the HP EliteBook 740[plb_2783823_price] (2.1GHz).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 440[plb_2351422_price] (1.8kg) 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
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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
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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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