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DELL Inspiron 15 3542
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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 2GB May 2014
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a two SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

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

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 40 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 3542 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15 3542.

Average Screen Size

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

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (1.8GHz).

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
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Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
Disc
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
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Ethernet LAN Ports
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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
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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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(19)
21 October 2015

Dell Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has a solid combination of hardware that makes it a powerful laptop for daily productivity. The device is a viable choice for people looking for an affordable device but...

Built quality, display, responsive touchpad, affordable
Not very noisy most of the time
Doesn't get very warm
Low power consumption
Long battery life
Battery life
Glossy and dark display with low viewing angle stability
Numpad is spaced too closely
Poor max volume
Plastic build
19 March 2015

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is the latest laptop from the company in 3000 series. Before starting review you should be aware of that the Inspiron 15 3542 Notebook comes with multiple CPU / OS options.... Read more…

8 January 2015

At $598 for the minimum spec model, which is built around a i3-4005 CPU @ 1.7GHz, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is what you'd call a no-frills and solid workhorse.... Read more…

17 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

18 November 2014

The Inspiron 3542 is a decent notebook for mundane office and home usage. It has reasonably well build quality combined with above average configuration. Its touch-screen display is beautifully...

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

The laptop is great! Much better than my 5 yr old Toshiba. The setup instructions were very easy to follow. Had everything backup and running in no time! Amazed at the size and weight - easier to... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Veronica gaez

Fast computer and high resolution , I needed with cd unit because im using already to study toefl lesson . Im happy about guarantee and costumer service , was a good decision buy my dell...

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Fred
(Verified Purchase)

The trackpad is very fickle. I had Dell take over the computer remotely to fix the problem and it is some better but still not great. For the price I paid $ it's fine...

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by YZS
YZS would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

This is a great laptop! Windows 10 runs very smooth. The built-in speakers could be better, but they are ok for a laptop...

Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Mario
Mario would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

I like to use it believed that something more difficult...

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