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Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293 (Inspiron 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-4210U 2 x 1.7 - 2.7 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 820M - 2048 MB VRAM, Core: 955 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, ForceWare 344.48, Optimus
Memory
4 GB 
, DDR3, single-channel, one slot (occupied)
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, AU Optronics B156XW04 V0, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 420 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Audiokombo, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet (10/100MBit/s), Atheros Communications AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU90N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.6 x 381.4 x 267.6 ( = 1.01 x 15.02 x 10.54 in)
Battery
40 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.8 V, 2630 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 348 g ( = 12.28 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
530 Euro

 

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Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 62%, features: 64%, display: 68% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293

75% Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Decent all around. The Inspiron 15 3542 is an inexpensive allrounder-notebook. Thanks to a powerful Core i5 processor and dedicated GeForce graphics card, even gaming is not out of the question. The battery life is very decent as well.
68% Günstiges, ausdauerndes Office-Notebook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90% performance: 53% features: 67% display: 64% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 81%
デル Inspiron 15 3000シリーズ(3542)の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2015

Comment

Model: The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is a perfect all-rounder laptop and is easy on the wallet. Dell is known for producing high quality budget laptops and the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 clearly shows it with clean, modern looking chassis. The edges are rounded and the front cover is textured for an elegant look. Even if the chassis is made of black plastic, the Dell Inspiron 3542 feels solid in hand. Display on the laptop is a 15.6 inch 16:9 panel with a glossy finish and sits perfectly between screen real-estate and portability.

At the center of the device is an Intel Core i5-4210U processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce 820M GPU and a 500 GB HDD for internal storage. The Dell Inspiron 3542 is fingerprint prone but it can be cleaned equally as easy. Other features include two USB 2.0, a USB 3.0, an HDMI port and a card reader. Even if the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is categorized as an inexpensive device, it comes with an optical drive and Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit OS. Audio quality is decent with the stereo speakers. The dedicated GPU definitely increases the laptop's capability including light gaming. Battery life is decent with a Lithium-Ion cell rated at 2630 mAh.

NVIDIA GeForce 820M:

Entry level 28nm Fermi GPU from the GeForce 800M series based on the GT 620M and 710M.

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.


15.60":

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.


2.3 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.


71.5%: 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, 2014-09-24 (Update: 2014-09-24)