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DELL Inspiron 15R
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DELL Inspiron 15R 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 6GB Feb 2014
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Smart Performance In A Slimmer Design The Inspiron 15R with 6-cell battery features 4th Gen Intel Core processors in a sleek design that's 17% thinner than the 2011 model. So you get all the... More
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15R has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15R. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15R is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15R supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15R.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15R has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including the Lenovo E531[plb_1555064_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15R, the Inspiron 15R has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed, the DELL Inspiron 15R's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The average hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 590GB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the DELL Inspiron 15R has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Inspiron 15R is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15R is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15R has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Inspiron 15R is a six number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 65 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15R has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15R. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R is 49Wh.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R, the Inspiron 15R's discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 15R has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of this age and spec is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Inspiron 15R has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard. The Inspiron 15R is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. 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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15R has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the Inspiron 15R does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15R range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15R has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15R has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Weight

The Inspiron 15R has a fairly typical weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15R.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15R has a fairly average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
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
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
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 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
Keyboard Language
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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 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
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 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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
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)
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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…

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54200, dell i53210, dell 15r5520, dell i53210m, dell i54200u
Barcodes 05010204068381

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