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DELL Inspiron 15 3000

DELL Inspiron 15 3000 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Inspiron 15 3000 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3000 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop 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 of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£734.30) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3000 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3000 have between one and eight battery cells, including the DELL Inspiron 15 3000 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000. The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this type and age is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Inspiron 15 3000 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3000 have a full-size keyboard, however the Inspiron 15 3000 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3000 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3000 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3542 (1.7GHz).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 3000 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000. The average internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000, the DELL Inspiron 15 3000 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Inspiron 15 3000 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3000.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3000 is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL Inspiron 15 3000 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000. The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3000 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Thick

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm. The height of the Inspiron 15 3000 of 259 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3000.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3000

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15 3000.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3000 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3000.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 3000 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus X550CC (£335.00) (2.3kg).

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 4gb500, dell 4gb500g, dell 4gb500gb

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70% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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