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DELL Inspiron 15 3542
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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 4GB May 2014
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14 Reasons For

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

An Intel Core i7 processor family is in fact the best processor family amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst processor family amongst similar types of notebook PC is AMD C.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger operating shocks (110 gravity) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The operating shocks of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 10G to 130G, and the average operating shock is 66G.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 3MB. The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 spec and age.

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20 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of this age and type.

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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 Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Inspiron 15 3542's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If this medium processor cores laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 40 watt-hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 is 49Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 do not have a touchscreen. The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have hard drive capacitys of between 180GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

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

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of laptops of this type and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 the non-operating shocks range from 60G to 240G. At 160 gravity, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly big non-operating shock compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.1G.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 2h to 11h. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the longer battery recharge times (4 hours) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor cores laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542.

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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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
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
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 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
Stylus Pen
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)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74510, dell i74510u, 3542w560208th
Barcodes 05397063510825, 05397063510962

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