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DELL Inspiron 15 3531
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DELL Inspiron 15 3531 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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Dell Inspiron 15 3531 Review- Is This The Budget Laptop To Buy?
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Dell Inspiron  3531 Review 15.6 Inch Screen

11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.it and notebookcheck.nl the average expert rating of this medium processor cores notebook PC is 72%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 12 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium processor cores notebook PC is 73%.

Reasonably Priced

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. Brian Rogers wrote on Amazon three years ago “Good value”. Two years ago Jrsmith gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Very good for price”. Martins Baumanis said in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Excellent value VS price”.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 was a bargain for the price. Three years ago expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “Dell is offering a cheap 15.6-inch notebook in the form of the Inspiron 15 3531”. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “The Dell Inspiron 15 3531 is an addition to the extensive collection of cheap Bay Trail laptops”.

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Good Battery Life

One DELL Inspiron 15 3531 reviewer said that this laptop had a good battery life. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The latest Dell Inspiron 15 is an incredibly affordable desktop-replacement laptop offering good battery life and a slim profile”.

Good Size

One DELL Inspiron 15 3531 owner considered that it was thin.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,803 expert and user reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 313 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3531 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the X550CA[pl_1629595_price], or the K501LX[pl_2916014_price] both from Asus or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2918857_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and type.

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20 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person wrote that it was not noisy. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “This means there are barely any noise emissions and despite the missing fan”.

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

The Inspiron 15 3531 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 750 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of this age and type range from 8GB to 32GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the Inspiron 15 3531's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The DELL Inspiron 15 3531 is a notebook PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL Inspiron 15 3531 is a four maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 is 600MHz, the fastest is 900MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 750MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 750 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 have a full-size keyboard, however the Inspiron 15 3531 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price], the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2906883_price], or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905242_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the T450[pl_2929320_price], or the G70-80[pl_2936590_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price].

If the storage medium of this medium processor cores notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD), or the Probook 650 G1[pl_2900512_price] (SSD) both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3531 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops that are a similar age to it. The processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3531 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit)s amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3531 is 13GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 1 megabyte, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3531. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3531 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3531 that we have checked, the Inspiron 15 3531's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Inspiron 15 3531 is a two processor threads portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and three processor threadss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Inspiron 15 3531 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2057340_price], the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2885454_price], or the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2918856_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3531 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The Inspiron 15 3531 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 40 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Inspiron 15 3531 has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3531 is 1MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.41 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3531's processor boost frequency is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The slowest processor boost frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 2GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3531.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3531

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 3531 over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a relatively standard processor frequency (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared all the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Aspire E3[pl_2413617_price], and the Aspire ES1-512[pl_2964452_price] both from Acer or the DELL Inspiron 14 3000[plb_2849082_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth looking at include the Aspire E5-573[pl_3007094_price] (2.2GHz), or the Extensa EX2511[pl_2993658_price] (2.2GHz) both from Acer or the Lenovo E31-70[plb_3037849_price] (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price], the Lenovo G50[plb_2854396_price], or the Acer Aspire VN7[plb_2867731_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba L75[plb_2976322_price] (17.3" and higher rated), the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (17.3" and higher rated), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3531.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price], the HP ProBook 11[plb_2837133_price], or the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2843189_price] which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_3047150_price] (512GB), the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think the Asus X550CA[plb_1629595_price], the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2838519_price], and the Lenovo L450[plb_2854505_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this DELL portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15 5558[pl_2982804_price] (6GB), or the Inspiron 15 5558[pl_3008363_price] (6GB) both from DELL or the HP Pavilion 17-g002ns[plb_2993243_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3531 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Alternative 2.2kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include the 255 G3[pl_2879406_price], or the 255[pl_2783852_price] both from HP or the Asus X551MAV[plb_2737195_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
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
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
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
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)
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
Password Protection
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)
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(4)
24 November 2014

The Dell Inspiron 15 3531 is an addition to the extensive collection of cheap Bay Trail laptops. The special feature of this model is its fanless design . This means there are barely any noise...

14 December 2014

Besparingen. Een nieuwe dag, een nieuwe notebook met Bing Windows. Dit goedkoop model heeft geen ventilator en biedt een goede batterijduur. Aan de binnenkant heeft de laptop, weinig verrassend,... Read more…

Runs quietly
Barely heats up
Good battery life
Very affordable
Thin chassis
No USB 3.0
No Ethernet
No Bluetooth
No optical drive
Only 12 months warranty
24 November 2014

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15 November 2014

Mit dem Dell Inspiron 15 3531 erweitert sich das Angebot an Bay-Trail-Tiefstpreis-Notebooks um ein weiteres Modell. Aushängeschild des Rechners ist sein lüfterloser Betrieb . Somit ist kaum...

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 20 June 2015 by John B Negus
(Verified Purchase)

This was a gift.

Reviewed 1 February 2015 by Jrsmith
(Verified Purchase)

Basic but very good for price.

Reviewed 3 December 2014 by Martins Baumanis
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value VS price.

Reviewed 5 November 2014 by Brian Rogers
(Verified Purchase)

Good value.

Reviewed 24 September 2014 by NELSON MWALE
(Verified Purchase)

It has no DVD-ROM.

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