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DELL Inspiron 15 3521 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3521.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a front camera including the Toshiba Satellite C55-A[plb_2075509_price], the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2319444_price], or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price].

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3521 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 on the market for more than two years is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3521. Notebook PCs of this age and type have speaker power of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Very Big Operating Shock

The operating shocks of portable PCs of this type and age range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 63G. With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a very big operating shock compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The operating vibrations of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age 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 frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3521 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price], or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_1871522_price] both from HP or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price].

If the storage medium of this DELL laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3521 is 2.1GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Pavilion 15[pl_2353204_price] (1.6GHz and cheaper), or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1872474_price] (1.6GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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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 frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3521 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3521 ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The L3 caches of laptops of this age and spec range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor caches of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 3521 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3521 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2443627_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3521. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3521 is 12GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3521

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this DELL notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively average 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 3521.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Asus X552CL[plb_2076535_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa[plb_2171333_price] (750GB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3521.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Asus X550CC[plb_1563968_price] (2.3kg and cheaper), or the HP Probook 450[plb_1562696_price] (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price].

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_2034239_price] (6GB and higher rated); or the Asus X552CL[plb_2076535_price] (6GB and 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
Motherboard Chipset
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter 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
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(23)
31 December 2013

The new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series will set you back a cool Rs 68,990, which is quite expensive for what's on offer. We say this, because the HP Envy Touchsmart 15 has the exact same...

31 December 2013

A beautifully designed laptop with a great battery life, but it?s not as powerful as other similarly priced desktop replacements.

4 November 2013

Dell Inspiron 15-7537 A purchase price of almost 1200 Euros (~$1619) is steep even for a luxuriously configured multimedia laptop. The customers rightly expect the highest degree of perfection...

10 August 2013

The Dell Inspiron 15 (I15RV-6190 BLK) is a relatively thin 15-inch laptop offering Intel Pentium processing power and good battery life for under $400...

8 August 2013

The Dell Inspiron 15 (I15RV-6190 BLK) is a relatively thin 15-inch laptop offering Intel Pentium processing power and good battery life for under $400...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Alexander K.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this computer for my wife because she is going back to school, it was much better than I expected. This computer is a solid student computer that can handle light gaming (Leauge of Legends,... Read more…

Reviewed 8 April 2014 by TIMOTHY C.
(Verified Purchase)

Wish Dell would beef the battery up a tad...

Reviewed 17 February 2014 by Gary Z.
(Verified Purchase)

I am happy with this purchase. Yes, if you are not familiar with Win 8.1, download the classic shell. which is free. Also download the free Open Office if you don't want to shell out money for... Read more…

Reviewed 23 October 2013 by Chris R.
(Verified Purchase)

I am curious to see how this laptop performs. There are no reviews online of this specific model. Plan on swapping the HD to a SSD and maxing the ram out...

Reviewed 8 November 2013 by John B.

I'm not sure if this is a shipping problem, but when I bought this computer from QVC, I went on Dell to check its specs, and it said my product was touchscreen compatible, so I have that version,... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 35214974
Barcodes 00000035214974, 05397063304974, 05397063347292

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