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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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Average User Reviews

Inspiron 15 owners on average rated this portable PC 72%.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper notebook PC such as the Acer Extensa EX2510[plb_2531905_price] or you might consider a higher rated notebook PC such as the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2749075_price], or the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2930617_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the EliteBook 840 G2[pl_2960381_price], or the EliteBook 850[pl_2775903_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2749075_price] which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2790626_price], the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price], or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price].

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Inspiron 15 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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 notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the Lenovo E50-80[plb_2938308_price], and the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2960381_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450[plb_2643392_price] (SSD), the DELL Latitude 12 E5250[plb_2854767_price] (SSD), or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

There are a number of alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the HP 15[plb_2319470_price], the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2319230_price], or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price] which has better reviews.

If this DELL portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the G50-80[pl_3347289_price] (1.9GHz), or the E31-70[pl_3305792_price] (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Heavy

Laptops of this spec and age have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 have between two and three processor threads, including the DELL Inspiron 15 which has two processor threads.

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Very Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller cache memories amongst laptops of this age. The average cache memory of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 3.1MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

Alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price], or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] both from Toshiba or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 5758[plb_2942103_price] (17.3"), the Lenovo G70-80[plb_2969809_price] (17.3"), or the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price], or the HP ProBook 430[plb_2447779_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB), or the ThinkPad X250[pl_2743534_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price], and the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] both from Toshiba or the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396543_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (6GB and higher rated), the Asus X555LA[plb_2763466_price] (6GB and higher rated), or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB and 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
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
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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
Headphone Out 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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
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 Clear Video Technology for MID
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
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

18 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(138)
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...

Hothardware.com

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 sbn54204, dell 35527758, dell n37004gb500, dell n37004gb500g, dell n37004gb500gb, dell n37004gb500gbb, dell n37004gb500gbbl, dell n37004gb500gbbla, dell n37004gb500gbblac, dell n37004gb500gbblack
Barcodes 00000035527758, 00884116144656, 00884116144779, 05397063423217, 05397063428052, 05397063510771, 05397063511259, 05397063523153, 05397063598564, 05397063598571, 05397063598601, 05397063661213, 05397063667048, 05397063668564, 05397063668571, 05397063670000, 05397063671038, 05397063671045, 05397063671878, 05397063697830, 05397063708734, 05397063807758

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