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DELL Inspiron 15 3531 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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The Inspiron 15 starts at about 1" thin, so it slips easily into a travel bag for when you re on the move. Its textured lid and palm rest help you get a grip on things. Multitask on a budgetWith... More
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Dell Inspiron 15 3531 Review- Is This The Budget Laptop To Buy?
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on five expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.it, notebookcheck.nl and notebookcheck.com the average expert rating of this medium processor core notebook PC is 72%.

Average User Reviews

Inspiron 15 3531 owners on average rated this portable PC 73 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers considered that it was good value for money. Brian Rogers said “Good value” in his review of this laptop. Jrsmith mentioned on Amazon in December last year “Very good for price” in their review of the DELL Inspiron 15 3531. Martins Baumanis gave the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 a very good review score and said on Amazon “Excellent value VS price” in their review of the DELL Inspiron 15 3531.

Two people who purchased this laptop agreed that it was a bargain for the price. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review “Dell is offering a cheap 15.6-inch notebook in the form of the Inspiron 15 3531” and gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also said “The Dell Inspiron 15 3531 is an addition to the extensive collection of cheap Bay Trail laptops”.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,345 expert and user reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good reviews. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 313 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3531. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the PU551LA[pl_2867068_price], or the PU551LA[pl_2575366_price] both from Asus or the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2707942_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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21 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was not noisy. Notebookcheck.net wrote “This means there are barely any noise emissions and despite the missing fan”.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 750 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3531 range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3531.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £79.00

In the last 47 days the Inspiron 15 3531 has increased in price by £79.00.

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Inspiron 15 3531 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have a full-size keyboard, however the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price], the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2707942_price], or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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 notebook PC to all the other laptops 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 Asus X555LA[plb_2947788_price], and the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2976370_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2743534_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3531 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3531 ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3531.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the Acer Aspire E5-511[plb_2913136_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Aspire E5-772[pl_2984402_price] (8GB), or the Aspire E5-573[pl_3007094_price] (8GB) both from Acer or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2980549_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Inspiron 15 3531 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3531 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3531 that we have assessed, the processor cache of the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3531, the Inspiron 15 3531's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3531 have between two and three processor threads, including the Inspiron 15 3531 which has two processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 3531 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price], the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price], or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3531 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3531 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.92 megapixels, the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531. The front camera resolutions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3531 is 2.9GHz. The maximum turbo frequency of the Inspiron 15 3531 of only 2.41 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and type the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3531 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3531

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3531.

We compared all the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the Lenovo G50-30[plb_2553376_price], and the Acer Aspire E5-511[plb_2913136_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2976370_price] (2.2GHz), the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price] (2.2GHz), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2915394_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2857818_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3531.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2256586_price], the HP G4[plb_2905347_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 3450[plb_2840240_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Aspire E5-772[pl_2984402_price] (1TB), or the Aspire E5-573[pl_2987233_price] (1TB) both from Acer or the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
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Battery Capacity
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Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(7)
24 November 2014

The Dell Inspiron 15 3531 is an addition to the extensive collection of cheap Bay Trail laptops. The special feature of this model is its fanless design . This means there are barely any noise...

14 December 2014

Besparingen. Een nieuwe dag, een nieuwe notebook met Bing Windows. Dit goedkoop model heeft geen ventilator en biedt een goede batterijduur. Aan de binnenkant heeft de laptop, weinig verrassend,... Read more…

Runs quietly
Barely heats up
Good battery life
Very affordable
Thin chassis
No USB 3.0
No Ethernet
No Bluetooth
No optical drive
Only 12 months warranty
24 September 2014

Komputer ju? dawno przesta? by? dobrem luksusowym i trudno wyobrazi? sobie dom bez niego, podobnie jak dom bez lodówki czy pralki. Blisko 2 lata temu opublikowali?my przegl?d laptopów z... Read more…

24 November 2014

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 20 June 2015 by John B Negus
(Verified Purchase)

This was a gift.

Reviewed 1 February 2015 by Jrsmith
(Verified Purchase)

Basic but very good for price.

Reviewed 3 December 2014 by Martins Baumanis
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value VS price.

Reviewed 5 November 2014 by Brian Rogers
(Verified Purchase)

Good value.

Reviewed 24 September 2014 by NELSON MWALE
(Verified Purchase)

It has no DVD-ROM.

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