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Dell Inspiron 15-5547

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 15-5547
Dell Inspiron 15-5547 (Inspiron 15 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R7 M265 - 2048 MB, Core: 825 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, atiumdag 13.350.1002.0, + Intel HD Graphics 4400
Memory
8192 MB 
, PC3-12800
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, AU Optronics B156XW04, LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 919 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combined Line In/Out, Card Reader: SD card reader
Networking
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller 10/100 (10MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 380 x 259 ( = 0.87 x 14.96 x 10.2 in)
Battery
43 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 6 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Webcam with 1280 x 720 pixels
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers (at the front, below the rim), Keyboard: Chiclet-style keyboard with numpad, Keyboard Light: no
Weight
2.23 kg ( = 78.66 oz / 4.92 pounds), Power Supply: 320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 62%, display: 71% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15-5547

77% Dell Inspiron 15-5547 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Minimalistic, yet captivating? You'd like to purchase an affordable multimedia laptop with a sleek design and decent gaming capabilities? In that case, Dell might be onto something with its Inspiron 15-5547. Our review will show which quality levels can truly be achieved for less than 600 Euros (~$802).
100% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Battery life was a decent 6 hours and 20 minutes, which is shy of all-day battery but still respectable. Overall, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is an attractive, well-built laptop that offers a good balance of both application and gaming performance. It’s a great choice for an all-round laptop without breaking the bank and offered excellent performance for a laptop at this price with decent battery life and deserves a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
60% Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's mid-range 15-inch laptop has a tough time trying to find a solid balance between entry level anf high end. The design of the system is nice and has a good level of quality in the build. The display is bright and colorful but it doesn't have a 1080p resolution like the more expensive model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series
Source: PC World English
The Inspiron 5547 is very inexpensive for a laptop with a Core i7 processor and a 15.6-inch display, but it just doesn’t measure up to Dell’s usual quality standards. Its fit and finish are suspect, and it should have more USB ports, a faster Wi-Fi adapter, and gigabit ethernet—even at this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Source: Laptop Mag English
Dell's Inspiron 15 5000 is a solid mid-range machine in an attractive aluminum and soft-touch package. The available 1080p touch screen is another plus. However, the machine seems overpriced for what you get. For around $100 more, the Inspiron 15 7000 features discrete graphics and longer battery life in an all-aluminum package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Inspiron 15 5547
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Here's how Dell can improve the Inspiron 15 5000 Series and make it a more attractive proposition: the Ethernet adapter should really be Gigabit rather than 10/100Mbps, the third USB port should be USB 3.0 rather than USB 2.0, the SD card slot should allow cards to sit all the way inside rather than having them stick out halfway, and the 802.11ac module (a 1x1 Intel Wireless-AC 3160 module that's limited to 433Mbps) should be a faster 2x2 module with 867Mbps capability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test : Dell Inspiron 15 série 5000, un bon PC qui mériterait un meilleur écran
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Inspiron 5547 – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant, understated look; good workmanship; very long battery runtimes; comfortable keyboard; large viewing angles. Negative: Low maximum brightness; poor speakers; hot and quite noisy under load.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2015
Dell Inspiron 15 (5547) – Помощник, Который Не Подведет
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish look; slim and light; good performance; good autonomy. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2015
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5547) – Бюджетный Красавчик
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent performance; long battery life; relatively compact; low noise; convenient controls. Negative: Poor TN display; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2015
81% Dell Inspiron 5547 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70% display: 70% workmanship: 100% emissions: 90%
Dell Inspiron 15 három változatban
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2014
Серията Dell Inspiron 15 5000 – балансирани характеристики и впечатляващ живот на батерията
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Ѕtуlіѕh dеѕіgn; thіn but ѕturdу аnd ѕtаblе case; brіght, vіvіd, ѕаturаtеd соlоrѕ of the display; lоng bаttеrу lіfе; good рrісе. Negative: Glоѕѕ dіѕрlау; nоіѕу undеr lоаd.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
Ревю на Dell Inspiron 15 (5547) – стилна бизнес машина, с компактни размери и добри характеристики
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful slim aluminum case; good sound quality; high performance. Negative: Mediocre screen; no mSATA.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2014

Comment

Model:

For those on a budget looking for a multimedia laptop that can handle movies and some gaming, the Dell Inspiron 15-5547 might be the device you are looking for. The 15.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768, which isn't that great, especially on a 15-inch screen. Things won't look that sharp but being an IPS display means you get great viewing angles and solid colors. There is also an option for a touchscreen version.

The Dell is powered by a 4th generation i5 processor at 1.7 GHz with turbo technology. It's accompanied by 8 GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs.

It has two options for graphics rendering. The Intel HD Graphics 4400 handles undemanding and standard software, while the 2 GB AMD Radeon R7, a dedicated mid-range card, can run older or less extensive games like Diablo 3. Newer, hungrier games will run at lower fps, but they are still playable. However, its standard 5400 rpm hard drive which will damper performance quite a bit.

The Inspiron 15 weighs roughly around 2.38 kg, which is standard for a 15-incher. Thanks to the small screen and the frugal processor and graphics card, battery life is solid. The Dell is a good option for budget-conscious consumers looking for an all-round laptop.

AMD Radeon R7 M265: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.23 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-05-27 (Update: 2014-05-27)