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DELL Inspiron 15R
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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Jan 2013
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15R has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15R. The total storage capacitys of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15R is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R that we have assessed, the hard drive capacity of the Inspiron 15R of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 250GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have a front camera, however the Inspiron 15R does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Inspiron 15R 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 the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The DELL Inspiron 15R does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15R also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Inspiron 15R has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Four Years Ago

This DELL notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Display Diagonal

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

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2471097_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15R has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Inspiron 15R has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Inspiron 15R has a relatively typical processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Line-in
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width

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Expert Reviews

(106)
18 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…

Sturdy case, precise touchpad with crisp buttons, matte FullHD display, generous memory capacity, good gaming performance, long battery runtimes
Nice finish
Fivehour battery life
Processing power
Low heat and noise
Slow FastEthernet port, graphics driver issues, unpleasant fan noise, relatively massive case
Low quality display
Low gaming capabilities
Screen can be tiring to look at
Touchpad skips a little

Much notebook for little money - this could swiftly summarize the Dell Inspiron 15R-5537 . Only a few competitors in the 750 Euros range offer similarly abundant equipment particularly as the...

27 February 2014

It's a shame that the Inspiron 15R is so heavy, as it may limit the laptop to only occasional adventures in the outside world. However, it's well built and provides good performance and...

18 February 2014

The previous version of the Dell Inspiron 15R did well in our round-up of budget laptops last year. This year's model of the budget Dell laptop isn't drastically different, but it adds a... Read more…

27 December 2013

There are several models in the 15R range, all equipped with the same 15.6-inch screen. Prices start at a very reasonable £450 for a model with an Intel i3 processor, but we tested a model with a... Read more…

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User Reviews

(32)
Reviewed 6 February 2011 by Russell

An excellent machine that does everything I need. The keys are responsive and feel good, the screen has great resolution, it's perfect for watching on-line content, showing colours to great... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2010 by Thomas Atkins

My daughter bought this laptop, but I helped with the initial set up. One of the first steps advised is to take a recovery backup. This is done using DELL's own software, but the software refused... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2010 by Jared

The laptop is relatively cheap on the Dell website comparing to Amazon, but still I think it is a very good laptop. I've just received it for Christmas and I can tell you that, it is a superb... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2010 by Rach88

I Bought a 1545 as a replacement for a faulty fujitsu seimens I had for 2 years. In the 12 months that I have had my dell I have had to have a techician out three times and have had to have the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2011 by Marius
(Verified Purchase)

Good value for the money, good procesor, good monitor light for it's dimensions. key are a bit too "plastic", noysee when you type. the case is a bit glossy, but the color is saving you from... Read more…

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