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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The DELL Inspiron 15R is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC, XD
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
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
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
4.0, 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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