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DELL Inspiron 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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Available with Windows 8 designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience. The redesigned Inspiron 15 starts at just over 1" thin that's 21% thinner than the 2011 model so you get all the... More
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Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 Series 3542 Laptop Review
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

DELL is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL portable PC also 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 across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The DELL Inspiron 15 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 7737[plb_2579406_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL Inspiron 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15, the Inspiron 15 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys range from 8GB to 1TB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Inspiron 15 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 which do not have a touchscreen, the Inspiron 15 has a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this age and spec is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 that we have assessed the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the Inspiron 15's discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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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 notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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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Heavy

Laptops of this age and type have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Inspiron 15 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
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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Product Identifiers

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