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DELL Inspiron 15 3542

DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Inspiron 15 3542 has four SATA connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by DELL.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 950MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most laptops of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. The best processor family of all laptops of this spec and age is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops of this age and type.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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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 similar spec 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542. The average internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 6.3GB.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (£493.73) (6GB).

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Heavy

The weights of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 3542 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The battery capacities of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 13GB. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 5GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Specification

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Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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 (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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/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 InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
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 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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00000035422852, 05397063422852

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