Dell Inspiron 15-3521
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15-3521
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
Dell's retooling of their Inspiron 15 may sacrifice a bit of performance but ends up with a platform that is not only very affordable but gives it an advantage over the competition. The system is thinner and lighter than most while including features such as Bluetooth and more USB 3.0 ports. Most buyer's will probably not notice the slight reduction in performance but the glossy exterior that seems to attract fingerprints and smudges is bothersome to frequently clean.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Benchmark.pl PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 73% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: Wikitech HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2013
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 100%
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Itsvet HR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Solid performance; decent price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2013
AMD Radeon HD 7670M: Renamed Radeon HD 6650M and therefore still produced in 40nm.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
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In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.
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77%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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