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DELL Inspiron 15 3542

DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Four Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has more total number of SATA connectorss than most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 only have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, however this laptop has four total number of SATA connectorss.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

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

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,000 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst laptops of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. The processor family of all laptops that have been around for more than a year ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of portable PCs of this age and type range from 10" to 18". The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542, the Inspiron 15 3542 has 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 around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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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 have been available for a similar time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB. The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Heavy

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542. The lightest portable PC of this type and age is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire ES1-512 (£269.69) (2.4kg).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Inspiron 15 3542 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year 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 Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s (only 0.92 megapixels) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been around for more than a year have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542. The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this DELL laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Fujitsu LifeBook E734 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
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
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 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
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
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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