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DELL Inspiron 15 3521
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DELL Inspiron 15 3521 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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Manage daily tasks with the affordable Inspiron 15 a 39.6 cm (15.6") laptop with available 3rd Gen Intel Core processors, a thin design and 10-key number pad. Add an optional touch screen to boost... More
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8 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst laptops of this age. The display diagonals of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521 also have 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Inspiron 15 3521 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3521 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521, the Inspiron 15 3521 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar 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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3521 is 12GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3521, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 6 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3521 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a touchscreen. The Inspiron 15 3521 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3521

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3521.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3521.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Data Network
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
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® 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Password Protection Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i73537, dell i33217, dell i53317, dell i53337, dell i33227, dell hd8730, dell i53337u, dell i33227u, dell hd8730m, dell i73537u, dell i33217u, dell i53317u, dell 35219951, dell inspiron153521
Barcodes 00884116108382, 05397063419951, 05397063509058

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ThinkPad T540 vs Inspiron 15 3521

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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16.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Significantly Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
28% Faster Processor Frequency
25% Faster Hard Drive Speed
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ThinkPad T440 vs Inspiron 15 3521

Lenovo ThinkPad T440 vs DELL Inspiron 15 3521
Lenovo ThinkPad T440
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
DELL Inspiron 15 3521
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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16.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
10GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Faster Processor Frequency
1,800 RPM Faster Hard Drive Speed
12% Smaller Display Diagonal
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HP 350 vs DELL Inspiron 15 3521

HP 350 vs DELL Inspiron 15 3521
HP 350
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
DELL Inspiron 15 3521
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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Eleven More Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Better User Reviews
Faster Processor Frequency
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
59% Smaller Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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