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DELL Inspiron 15
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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Jul 2014
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Versatile By Design.Entertainment is always nearby with this sleek, lightweight and affordable 15.6" laptop featuring a vivid HD display or optional Full HD touch screen. An All-around... More
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Dell Inspiron 15 laptop review
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

Most portable PCs of a similar spec 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 four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 is 510GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 range from 250GB to 1.5TB. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable 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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Has a Touchscreen

The Inspiron 15 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 which 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 commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Inspiron 15 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (58 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 5Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 the wi-Fi data rate (max)s range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. The DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly fast wi-Fi data rate (max) (433 megabits per second) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops 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.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC that is a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15. The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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 Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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 Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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...

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

(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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i76500, dell i54210, dell i75500, i55473751slv, dell i76500u, dell i54210u, dell i75500u, dell i55588574, dell i55585003, dell i55582571, dell i55585003b, dell i55582571b, dell i55588574s, dell i55582571bl, dell i55588574sl, dell i55585003bl, dell i55585003blk, dell i55582571blk, dell i55588574slv
Barcodes 00634753044976, 00884116144724, 00884116167570, 00884116167877, 00884116203797

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