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DELL Inspiron 15 3542

DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Vido.com.ua thought that concluded that they would recommend this DELL portable PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This notebook PC has an average expert rating of 77% based on nine expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, Chip.de, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 8 user reviews this DELL laptop has an exceptional overall user rating. This means that users think this DELL portable PC is one of the better portable PCs of a similar spec and age.

Robust

Some DELL Inspiron 15 3542 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was well made. In December last year expert review site Pcquest.com wrote in their DELL Inspiron 15 3542 review “Dell Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has a solid combination of hardware that makes it a powerful laptop for daily productivity”.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert website Tbreak.ae scored it 4 stars and said “It has reasonably well build quality combined with above average configuration”.

Nice Design

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Tbreak.ae wrote “Its touch-screen display is beautifully integrated and works well in all sorts of applications” and scored it 77 out of 100. Pcquest.com wrote “Beautiful display”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed this laptop said that it was quiet. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their DELL Inspiron 15 3542 review “The 15.6-inch notebook does its job quietly most of the time”. One DELL Inspiron 15 3542 reviewer who bought this laptop considered that it was noisy. Pcquest.com wrote “Not very noisy most of the time” and rated the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 5 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Some DELL Inspiron 15 3542 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 was good value for money. Expert review site Pcquest.com said “The device is a viable choice for people looking for an affordable device” and scored this laptop 5 stars. Pcquest.com also wrote “Built quality, display, responsive touchpad, affordable”.

Easy to Use

One person thought it was easy to use. Two years ago expert website Chip.com.my mentioned “All in all, this is a handy entry-level laptop that should serve students” in their review of this laptop.

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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this age and type the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo W550s, and the Acer Aspire VN7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11, the Acer Aspire VN7, or the DELL Inspiron 14 E7440.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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11 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15 (£343.00).

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the HP Stream 11 (SSD), or the Lenovo T450s (£1,395.82) (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The Inspiron 15 3542 is one of the heavier portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 (2.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire VN7 which has better reviews.

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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 are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire S7, the Toshiba Z30t, or the Lenovo W550s which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of laptops of this age and spec is 0.3MP, the highest is 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

There are a number of other 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15 (£343.00).

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo W550s (2.4GHz), or the Asus UX303UB (£1,235.42) (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15 (£343.00).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15 (£343.00), or the Lenovo X240.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z50 (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the L450 (£687.62), or the X240 both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 15 (£343.00) which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Asus UX303UB (£1,235.42) (8GB and higher rated), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£458.80) (8GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
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USB 3.0 Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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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 InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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