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DELL Inspiron 15 3542

DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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Accomplish what you need to, where you need to: Meet your capable copilot. The sleek 15,6 Inspiron 15 is compact and always by your side. Go the distance: Venture away from the power outlet with... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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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 portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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13 Reasons Against

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

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 900 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs that are a comparable 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 do not have a touchscreen. The Inspiron 15 3542 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 45Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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 DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 250GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 3542 over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty typical processor frequency (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
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Memory
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Hard Drive Speed
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Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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)
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
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Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® 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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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