Dell Inspiron 15-3551
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Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15-3551
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Dell's new Inspiron 15 3551 does make an impression thanks to its thinner profile and its surprisingly long warranty. Running times are also better than most of the competition. These features are help back slightly by its performance that is not any better with its quad core processor or the fact that it does not come with a DVD drive. Still, for some buyers size and running times may be enough to make it a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: Dell has offered a very affordable 15 inch laptop meant to give users their money’s worth. Since this is Dell, you get both optimal functionality and portability. For starters, there is a 15.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The screen is glossy but has added brightness and decent viewing angles. The body is made entirely out of matte black plastic. The back panel is textured and there is a Dell logo. The front display features a black bezel all around the screen and the display panel is apparently very sturdy. The battery can provide up to 5 hours independent power usage.
This laptop is powered by an Intel Pentium N3540 quad core processor with 1M cache, a base clock of 2.16 GHz and a burst frequency of 2.66 GHz. Alternatively, you can choose an Intel Celeron N2840 processor with basically all the same features as the Intel Pentium, except for a burst frequency of only 2.58 GHz. The other hardware here include a 4 GB RAM, a 500 GB SATA HDD 5400 rpm hard disk and an Intel HD graphics card. Windows 8.1 64 bit is used as OS. The Inspiron 15 weighs about 2.4 kg and is slightly over 2 cm thick, which provides well for moderate portability.
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.
N3540: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 2.16 - 2.66 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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