This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel HM76 Express, Intel HM76
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC, XD
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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Sturdy case, precise touchpad with crisp buttons, matte FullHD display, generous memory capacity, good gaming performance, long battery runtimes
Fivehour battery life
Low heat and noise
Slow FastEthernet port, graphics driver issues, unpleasant fan noise, relatively massive case
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light for it's dimensions.
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