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DELL Inspiron 15R
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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Jan 2013
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15R supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15R.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15R. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15R is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15R is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2,048 megabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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 laptops of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15R does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Inspiron 15R is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The DELL Inspiron 15R has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15R has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Line-In Port
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width

9 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy pcpro.co.uk Recommended alphr.com Recommended hardwareheaven.com Silver Award 01net.com 4 Star teknokulis.com Performance komputerswiat.pl Recommended vido.com.ua Recommended notebookjournal.de Very Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

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18 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…

Much notebook for little money - this could swiftly summarize the Dell Inspiron 15R-5537 . Only a few competitors in the 750 Euros range offer similarly abundant equipment particularly as the...

27 February 2014

It's a shame that the Inspiron 15R is so heavy, as it may limit the laptop to only occasional adventures in the outside world. However, it's well built and provides good performance and...

18 February 2014

The previous version of the Dell Inspiron 15R did well in our round-up of budget laptops last year. This year's model of the budget Dell laptop isn't drastically different, but it adds a... Read more…

27 December 2013

There are several models in the 15R range, all equipped with the same 15.6-inch screen. Prices start at a very reasonable £450 for a model with an Intel i3 processor, but we tested a model with a... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Nicholas .
(Verified Purchase)

The hardware specs of this computer make it a powerful workstation but not necessarily a gaming computer. While it does have a standalone video card, it's probably not really suited for running... Read more…

I purchased this laptop as my primary workstation for my software engineering consulting business. What originally caught my eye was the high amount of memory 16 GB), the 7 processor, and a standalo
What I most most concerned about when purchasing this laptop was Windows 8.1. I love Windows 7, and have generally not found Windows 8 to be a suitable environment for doing real work. But, Windows 8
The worst thing about the laptop is that it took some time for me to get it setup to a point where I was really thrilled with it. I really don't like the Windows 8 start screen with all of the tiles,

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i56200, dell i53337, dell i54200, dell i54200u, dell i56200u, dell i53337u, dell i15rm7098, dell i15rm7098s, dell i15rm7098sl, dell i15rm7098slv
Barcodes 05397063306565

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