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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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14 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 10 user reviews this notebook PC has an overall user rating of 71 out of 100.

Four Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Inspiron 15 has more total number of SATA connectorss than most of the portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 only have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, however this portable PC has four total number of SATA connectorss.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook 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. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this type and age is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price], the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2911178_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2906883_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2921728_price] which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of laptops of this age and spec is 1W and the highest is 4W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Inspiron 15 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Toshiba A50[plb_2247359_price], the Lenovo E455[plb_2931119_price], and the HP Pavilion 15-ab044sa[plb_2938603_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price] (SSD and higher rated), the Lenovo X250[plb_2899793_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the Panasonic Toughbook 31[plb_2913126_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Aspire V3[pl_2417215_price], or the TravelMate TMP2[pl_2421407_price] both from Acer or the Asus X555LA[plb_2656975_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B[plb_2776563_price] (1.8GHz), the Lenovo S210[plb_2677732_price] (1.8GHz), or the HP 240 G3[plb_2907404_price] (1.86GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

There are a number of other 2.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the MSI CR61 2M[plb_2464590_price], the Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70[plb_2591137_price], or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price].

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The DELL Inspiron 15 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen including the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price], or the Lenovo S20-30[plb_2873708_price].

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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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 notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2551292_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2447697_price] both from DELL or the HP ProBook 450[plb_2643392_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this medium processor cores laptop display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2656827_price] (17.3" and higher rated), or the Inspiron 17 5758[pl_2942103_price] (17.3" and higher rated) both from DELL or the HP 17-g161us[plb_2997241_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 14[pl_2656118_price], or the Latitude 15[pl_2530017_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2435880_price].

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the ThinkPad T450[pl_2750943_price] (512GB and higher rated), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the HP 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Inspiron 14[pl_2656118_price], the Latitude 15[pl_2530017_price], and the Inspiron 14 3000[pl_2444782_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_2982804_price] (6GB), the HP 17-g161us[plb_2997241_price] (6GB), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2763466_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Keyboard
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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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Warranty Card
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Manual
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(98)
19 January 2016

As we noted at the outset of our coverage here, it would be unfair to compare a base model 7000 series Inspiron to tricked-out gaming or performance laptops without taking into consideration the...

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Stylish design with easy to clean rubber coating
Good CPU and GPU performance
Great battery life
IPS screen with accurate colors (Average DeltaE 0.89) and good viewing angles
Easy maintenance
Relatively low screen brightness and just 55 sRGB coverage
The M.2 slot works with SATA III storage modules
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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...

8 November 2015

So, what do we make of the Dell Inspiron 15 7559? It is currently has the highest gaming performance/price ratio under $900-$1000, also thanks to Skylake I5. The Skylake I5 is a powerful yet less...

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User Reviews

(1119)
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's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sbn54209, sbn54701, dell i55200, dell i35010, dell i35005, dell 4gb500, dell i35010u, dell i35005u, dell 4gb500g, dell i55200u, dell 4gb500gb, dell i55511667, dell i55585700, dell i55585700b, dell i55511667b, dell i55585700bl, dell i55511667bl, dell i55511667blk, dell i55585700blk
Barcodes 00741271366548, 05397063422852, 05397063510788, 05397063510795, 05397063598625, 05397063598663, 05397063598687, 05397063652457, 05397063652471, 05397063662760, 05397063673681, 05397063699353

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