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

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2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 4,167 expert and owner reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores portable PCs range.

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

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. The Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 3542 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a two number of SATA III connectors portable PC.

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Only Ten Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a ten maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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

The Inspiron 15 3542 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 3542 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

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 3542. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have a full-size keyboard, however the Inspiron 15 3542 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. 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 the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 2.2GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a quite slow processor frequency 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.

If this medium processor cores laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (1.9GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 3542 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7.

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Heavy

The Inspiron 15 3542 is one of the heavier laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 3542 (2.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The DELL Inspiron 15 3542 is a two processor threads portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 3542 have between two and three processor threadss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Inspiron 15 3542 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 3542 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 3542 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this type and age 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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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 3542 have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 3542.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 3542

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15 3543[plb_2962177_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2962180_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 3542 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Memory

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

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Specification

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Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
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
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
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
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

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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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