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DELL Inspiron 3521
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DELL Inspiron 3521 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 3521 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and type. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 3521 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 3521.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Inspiron 3521 has a front camera.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 3521 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 3521 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Inspiron 3521 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable 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 the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at 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 notebook PC 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 available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Inspiron 3521 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 3521 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the DELL Inspiron 3521 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 3521 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Inspiron 3521 has a quite small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 3521 range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, 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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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge time of the DELL Inspiron 3521 of 11.1 hours is one of the longest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 3521 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 12h.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 3521

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 3521 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 3521.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 3521 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 3521 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 3521.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 3521 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 3521.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 3521 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 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
Execute Disable Bit
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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