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DELL Inspiron 15 3542
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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB May 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs manufactured by DELL.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this spec and age is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 15". The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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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 portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 1.7W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The average operating shock of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 63G. With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger operating vibrations (0.66 gravity) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 110G, and the average operating vibration is 1.3G.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB. At 2,048 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as 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 portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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18 Reasons Against

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 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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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£399.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a very small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops that are a comparable age to 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

Across all the laptops of this type and age the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

At 1.3 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542. The average non-operating vibration of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2G.

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Quite Long Battery Recharge Time

At 4 hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery recharge times range from 2h to 12h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this DELL notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Specification

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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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
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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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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 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 Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord 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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74510, dell i74510u
Barcodes 05397063510825, 05397063510962

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