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DELL Inspiron 15 3542
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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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13 Reasons For

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has 12 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 3.2GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Good Brand

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this type and age 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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the higher speaker powers (2 Watts) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average speaker power of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly big operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542. The average operating shock of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 66G, and the operating shocks range from 10G to 130G.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 which do not have a touchscreen, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly big operating vibration compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542. The smallest operating vibration of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.5G and the biggest is 110G.

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

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19 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 22GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 5.5GB. The Inspiron 15 3542 has a very small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 590GB. The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a four number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Shock

With a non-operating shock of 160 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big non-operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite big non-operating vibration (1.3 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.1G.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed, the battery recharge time of the Inspiron 15 3542 of 4 hours is one of the longest. The average battery recharge time of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 3.2h, and the battery recharge times range from 2h to 11h.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.4kg heavy laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542[plb_2301521_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542.

There are a number of alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m[plb_1482433_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
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
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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

(15)
21 October 2015

Dell Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has a solid combination of hardware that makes it a powerful laptop for daily productivity. The device is a viable choice for people looking for an affordable device but...

Built quality, display, responsive touchpad, affordable
Not very noisy most of the time
Doesn't get very warm
Low power consumption
Long battery life
Battery life
Glossy and dark display with low viewing angle stability
Numpad is spaced too closely
Poor max volume
Plastic build
19 March 2015

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is the latest laptop from the company in 3000 series. Before starting review you should be aware of that the Inspiron 15 3542 Notebook comes with multiple CPU / OS options.... Read more…

8 January 2015

At $598 for the minimum spec model, which is built around a i3-4005 CPU @ 1.7GHz, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is what you'd call a no-frills and solid workhorse.... Read more…

17 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Laptops may still be priced more than other devices but the configuration has constantly been... Read more…

18 November 2014

The Inspiron 3542 is a decent notebook for mundane office and home usage. It has reasonably well build quality combined with above average configuration. Its touch-screen display is beautifully...

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Susie-Q
Susie-Q would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (Verified Purchase)

Awesome Laptop for the Money!!

Reviewed 13 December 2015 by J.Nabors

Great product great price great quality I'm totally satisfied...

Reviewed 21 December 2015 by Patru48

Muy buena maquina , funciona perfecta , la recomiendo...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell ddr3, dell ddr3l, dell i34030, dell i34005, dell i34005u, dell i34030u, dell i35426003, dell i35426000, dell i35425000, dell i35426000s, dell i35425000b, dell i35426003b, dell i35426003bk, dell i35426000sl, dell i35425000bk, dell touch4gb500, dell i35426000slv, dell touch4gb500g, dell touch4gb500gb
Barcodes 00884116144786, 00884116145417, 00884116148647, 00884116165026, 00884116190912, 05397063653065, 05397063667857, 06953040927056

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One Less USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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Two More Number of Battery Cellss
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