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DELL Inspiron 15R
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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Jul 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

19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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Good Brand

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15R supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable 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 came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15R have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15 (16GB), or the Inspiron 15 (16GB) both from DELL.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R, the Inspiron 15R has a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at include the Latitude 15 5000, or the Inspiron 14 5000 both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 which is cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Inspiron 15R has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 14 5000.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15R, or the HP EliteBook 850.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a very 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. The hard drive capacity of laptops of this spec and age range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC 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 comparable age to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The Inspiron 15R has a quite high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. The average speaker power of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 11W.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15R has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 14 5000, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240, and the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R is 12GB. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the DELL Inspiron 15R of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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8 Reasons Against

£39.45 Price Increase

In the last 59 days the Inspiron 15R has increased in price by £39.45.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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 want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (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 slowest processor clock speed of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

If this DELL portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G70-70 (£314.00) (1.7GHz), or the HP ProBook 450 (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The average non-operating vibration of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15R is 2.2G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G. At 1.3 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15R has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Acer Aspire E5-571, and the Asus X550CC (£335.00) is also worth considering.

If this DELL portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer TravelMate TMP253 (2.5kg and cheaper), the HP Probook 450 (2.3kg and cheaper), or the Asus X550CC (£335.00) (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
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
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

10 Awards

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i56200, dell i54200u, dell i56200u, dell i15rm7098, dell i15rm7098s, dell i15rm7098sl, dell i15rm7098slv

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