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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Feb 2014
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron 15 laptop review
Unboxing Dell Inspiron 15-3542 Laptop (Core i3/4GB/500GB)
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs manufactured by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

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

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Inspiron 15 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Laptops of this age and spec have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a touchscreen, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) (58 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 49Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Inspiron 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15. The slowest processor boost frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Inspiron 15 is a four number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
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 Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial 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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

19 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(107)
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...

PC Mag

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

(1251)
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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Two Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
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