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DELL Inspiron 15 3521
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DELL Inspiron 15 3521 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Mar 2014
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Big On Features, Not On Price.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... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,803 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3521 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (750 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537[plb_2195633_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Inspiron 15 3521 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3521 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3521, the Inspiron 15 3521 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 3521 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Inspiron 15 3521 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3521 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite slow processor boost frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 250GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3521 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Inspiron 15 3521 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3521.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3521

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Inspiron 15 3521 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3521.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3521.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2662040_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3521 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
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
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
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
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
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i53317, dell i53317u
Barcodes 00884116135555

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 750GB HDD 15.6"
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