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DELL Inspiron 15 3542
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DELL Inspiron 15 3542 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 2GB May 2014
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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 3542 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 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 medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 also have a front camera.

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a two number of SATA III connectors portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss.

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

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Inspiron 15 3542 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a two total number of SATA connectors notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss.

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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 1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age. The internal memorys of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 3542. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

If this DELL notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Asus PU500CA[plb_2551689_price] (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 the best processor family is Intel Core i7 and the worst is AMD C.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a two processor threads notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 have between two and three processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Laptops of this spec and age have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 3542 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

If this DELL notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Camera
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Keyboard
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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
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Expert Reviews

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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

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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...

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