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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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8 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 are a comparable age to it.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this type and age. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has 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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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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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12 Reasons Against

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

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs 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.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 5Wh to 100Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.92 megapixels, the Inspiron 15 has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.9MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow processor boost 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. The average processor boost frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
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
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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
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 Recharge Time
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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 Visual Technology
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...

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54210, dell i55250, dell i55200, dell i54200, dell i55250u, dell i55200u, dell i54200u, dell i54210u, dell 1366x768
Barcodes 05397063670031

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
100MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Six Number of Battery Cellss
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Lower Speaker Power
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