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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Sep 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15 laptop review
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 4,803 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its portable PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average display diagonal of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 do not have a touchscreen.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, 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.

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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 typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

Alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer TravelMate TMP645-M[plb_1875252_price] which has better reviews.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15. The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 3GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Inspiron 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15. The hard drive speeds of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(130)
25 July 2016

The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series (3558) is a capable desktop-replacement laptop with solid specs, plenty of storage, and long battery life?all for less than $350...

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28 June 2016

Dell's Inspiron 15 5568 is one of the faster big-screen hybrids around, but it's far from perfect...

19 January 2016

Ultimately, we have some mixed feelings about Dell Inspiron 7559, and strangely, depending on your region. If you're in the USA, the laptop (which can be found under the i7559 name) is an...

31 December 2015

Notebookreview.com

The latest iteration of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series is perhaps Dell's best multi-purpose 15-inch notebook designed to meet the needs of the widest possible variety of customers. This is a... Read more…

30 November 2015

Lumpy but suggesting longevity, the Inspiron 15 7000 Series ought to survive as desktop replacement at home or the office. Powerful discrete graphics will please gamers and professionals, although...

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User Reviews

(1245)
Reviewed 24 August 2015 by JacktownAnn

I wish someone had told me that you could not put a DVD in the player and watch it without using up expensive data plan to watch a 2 hour movie. No laptop should be set up this way. Programs... Read more…

Reviewed 10 November 2013 by S. Davies
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop however I switched it on one morning to find windows wouldn't load and the hard drive has died/cannot be recovered. I bought this at the end of July last year, so only had it 16... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2013 by Mort Shapero
(Verified Purchase)

Pleased it had Windows 7 installed...didn't want windows 8, and the laptop itself is light and neat and seems to respond pretty quickly...

Reviewed 7 October 2013 by Lorraine Sutcliffe
(Verified Purchase)

We like the computer but have had two technical problems during the first year. It was sent back to Dell & had a new motherboard fitted then it broke again & they sent someone out to repair it at... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2015 by Jason302
Jason302 would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7548

I have had this computer for a few days now and I like so many things about it. The display is beautiful, it has surprisingly good sound for a Dell. (the speakers in my last dell were terrible) I... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i54200u

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