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Dell Inspiron 15-3531

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 15-3531
Dell Inspiron 15-3531 (Inspiron 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 313-750 MHz, 10.18.10.3621
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3, Single channel, one slot (occupied)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, Samsung 156AT, TN LED, glossy: yes
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Valleyview SoC - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Atheros AR9485 WiFi Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.3 x 376 x 259 ( = 1 x 14.8 x 10.2 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Windows 8.1 (64 Bit) + Bing
Camera
Webcam: HD Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds), Power Supply: 353 g ( = 12.45 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
249 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 39%, features: 41%, display: 65% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15-3531

72% Dell Inspiron 15-3531 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Cutting corners. A new day, a new notebook with Bing Windows. This low-price model has no fan and offers good battery life. On the inside, not surprisingly, the laptop has an Intel Bay Trail CPU.
70% Dell Inspiron 15 Non-Touch (3531)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 15 Non-Touch (3531) won't wow you with speedy performance and extra features, but it offers a durable, textured chassis and solid battery life and provides more than enough computing power for browsing the Web, emailing, and other light home-office duties. A higher-resolution screen would be nice, but at this price it's hard to complain, especially since the 1,366-by-768 panel offers good color quality and a sharp 720p image.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Inspiron 15 3531 (9K2XG22)
Source: c't - Heft 23/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Выполним программу минимум с Dell Inspiron 15 (3531)
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Attractive and practical design; good price; decent performance; light weight. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2014

Comment

Model:

The average laptop these days still cost most people an arm and a leg. The Dell Inspiron 15-3531 might just be the right option for those who are looking to buy a great laptop at a reasonable price. The Dell Inspiron 15 comes with a solid aluminum chassis, which is great compared to the plastic chassis that is the more common choice for laptop manufacturers at this price range. It has a common 15.6 inch display, but it only features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels instead of FHD (1080p). It is only 2.54 cm thick, which is a reasonable size in terms of portability.

In terms of hardware, the Dell Inspiron 15 features a Core i7 dual processor and a Radeon R7 M265 graphics card. Not exactly the best in the market, but having a dedicated graphics card definitely helps. The hardware is definitely adequate for web surfing and word processing, and it runs new games in low to medium graphic settings smoothly, but will have some trouble when it comes to some of the most demanding games. The battery life is also pretty decent and will usually last about 6 hours.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N2830: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» 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.
2.1 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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
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, 2014-11-13 (Update: 2014-11-13)