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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15R have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

When compared to other laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R, the Inspiron 15R's PCI Express slots version of 3 is one of the newest. Comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Inspiron 15R has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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 on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The DELL Inspiron 15R is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Good Brand

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

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Inspiron 15R has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15R supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15R has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15R has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The hard drive capacitys of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15R range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Inspiron 15R is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. At 2,048 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15R.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Inspiron 15R which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Inspiron 15R does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.8 kilograms, the Inspiron 15R is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15R is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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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 comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this DELL laptop was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15R has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15R has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(93)

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…

20 September 2013

This year's Dell Inspiron 15R is an inconsistent product. It has great processor performance, a very nice body and good battery life, but the screen and sound quality are so bad it would be hard...

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User Reviews

(31)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i53210, dell 15r5520, dell i53210m
Barcodes 05010204068381

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