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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB Dec 2013
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Dell Inspiron 15R Unboxing, Setup, & Review
Dell Inspiron 15r (N5010): Unboxing
Dell Inspiron N5010 or 15R Review
UNBOXING DELL NEW INSPIRON 15R SPECIAL EDITION

20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R, the PCI Express slot version of the DELL Inspiron 15R of 3 is one of the newest. The oldest PCI Express slot version of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15R is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Inspiron 15R has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15R is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs manufactured by DELL.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15R has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15R is 520GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15R supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The screen sizes of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15R.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15R is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Six Battery Cells

The Inspiron 15R is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 15R have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Inspiron 15R which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available 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 you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15R does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The Inspiron 15R is fairly heavy (2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15R has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude E6540 (8GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
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 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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(93)

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…

20 September 2013

This year's Dell Inspiron 15R is an inconsistent product. It has great processor performance, a very nice body and good battery life, but the screen and sound quality are so bad it would be hard...

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User Reviews

(31)
Reviewed 6 February 2011 by Russell

An excellent machine that does everything I need. The keys are responsive and feel good, the screen has great resolution, it's perfect for watching on-line content, showing colours to great... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2010 by Thomas Atkins

My daughter bought this laptop, but I helped with the initial set up. One of the first steps advised is to take a recovery backup. This is done using DELL's own software, but the software refused... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2010 by Jared

The laptop is relatively cheap on the Dell website comparing to Amazon, but still I think it is a very good laptop. I've just received it for Christmas and I can tell you that, it is a superb... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2010 by Rach88

I Bought a 1545 as a replacement for a faulty fujitsu seimens I had for 2 years. In the 12 months that I have had my dell I have had to have a techician out three times and have had to have the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2011 by Marius
(Verified Purchase)

Good value for the money, good procesor, good monitor light for it's dimensions. key are a bit too "plastic", noysee when you type. the case is a bit glossy, but the color is saving you from... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i53210, dell 15r5520, dell i53210m
Barcodes 05010204068381

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