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DELL Latitude 15 3542

DELL Latitude 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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8 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its portable PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 3542 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 3542.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3542.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the B590, the B590, or the B590 all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Latitude 15 3542 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3542.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus X550CA, or the Lenovo B590 which is cheaper.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Latitude 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including the HP ProBook 450 G1 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3542 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the Latitude 15 3542 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3542.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Latitude 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Latitude 15 3542 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 15 5000 both from DELL or the Asus V550CA (£379.99) is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.92 megapixels, the Latitude 15 3542 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of this spec and age is 28MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3542 is 12GB. The DELL Latitude 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL Latitude 15 3542 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3542 is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude 15 3542 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 15 3542.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo G70-70 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Latitude 15 3542 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 3542.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 250 G1 (2.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Latitude 15 3542 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 15 3542.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 15 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3542 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP Pavilion 15-n244sa (£279.99) which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the HP EliteBook 820 (£420.00) (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3542 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3542.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the 250 (£395.98), or the ProBook 450 both from HP which is cheaper; or the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Asus X451CA (£300.00) (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo G50-70 (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Specification

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Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Optical Drive
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Pre-Installed 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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 Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Toshiba R930 vs DELL Latitude 15 3542

Toshiba R930 vs DELL Latitude 15 3542
Toshiba R930
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 13.3"
DELL Latitude 15 3542
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 327.00
Significantly Smaller Non-Operating Shock
Vastly Lighter
70% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
100G Smaller Operating Shock

EliteBook 8470p vs Latitude 15 3542

HP EliteBook 8470p vs DELL Latitude 15 3542
HP EliteBook 8470p
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 14"
DELL Latitude 15 3542
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 299.90
70% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
One More USB 3.0 Port
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
One Less USB 2.0 Port

Latitude 14 5000 vs Latitude 15 3542

DELL Latitude 14 5000 vs DELL Latitude 15 3542
DELL Latitude 14 5000
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14"
DELL Latitude 15 3542
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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Two USB 3.0 Ports
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
39% Bigger Battery Capacity
Six Battery Cells
Vastly Lower Speaker Power
Only One USB 2.0 Port
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