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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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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 of this age and spec.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the S510p, and the G500 (£280.00) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 that have been available 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15R. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Vostro 3560, and the Lenovo G500 is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo G70-70 (£314.00) (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B50 (£299.99).

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Acer Aspire V3, or the HP EliteBook 8470p (£299.90) is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. The speaker power of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger operating shocks (110 gravity) amongst laptops of this age. The operating shocks of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R range from 10G to 140G.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15R. Portable PCs of this type and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec 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 laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15R has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15R has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15R 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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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15R does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo B50 (£299.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the DELL Vostro 3560, or the Asus X553MA (£257.99).

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 650 G1 (SSD), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (£281.00) (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15R has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B50 (£299.99) (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15R does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the ProBook 450 (£452.02), or the EliteBook 820 G1 (£456.29) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (£328.84) is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.92 megapixels, the Inspiron 15R has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15R has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. When compared to other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R, the hard drive speed of the Inspiron 15R of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Two Years Ago

This DELL portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15R has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available including the HP ProBook 650 G1 which is cheaper.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Asus X550CA (£369.99) (2.3kg), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (£349.00) (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo G500 (£280.00) (8GB and cheaper).

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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
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
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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 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
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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 TSX-NI
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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
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
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
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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i53210, dell 15r5520, dell i53210m, dell i54200u
Barcodes 05010204068381

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