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DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV Decent Power Affordable Price Review

DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV is a great 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop with decent graphics and computing performance for hard work use in office and enjoy multimedia and entertainment at home. The latest DELL Inspiron 15 i3542 is not the most exciting 15.6 inch laptop on the market, but its delivers great audio and viewing experience for its price suggest. Combined the Intel Core i3 4005U dual core processor with NVIDIA GeForce 820M dedicated graphics and 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory as the configurations, you can handle most productivity and multimedia tasks without get any problems.

Looks Solid Design

Like its competitors on its price range, DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV casing is made from a plastic material. The glossy silver-gray lid cover with rounded coners make it looks like a brushed aluminum and gives more premium feels to its design. For the interior, the solid black bezel is combine with black keyboard deck, juts like the previous model. Measuring around at 15.00 x 10.50 x 1.00 inch and weighs around at 5.26 lbs, the latest DELL Inspiron 15 3000 series is fairly thin and fit perfectly in almost carry bag.

DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV laptop design
DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV laptop solid design

Though the Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV laptop’s keyboard lack backliting technology, but its still accurate for typing large document and spreadsheets, thanks to the full numeric keypad. The full size island type keyboard has large enough rounded keypad, which also fairly soft to touch, even for user who have large fingers. Under the bottom cover, the 4-cell Lithium battery gives approximately five hours of battery life on single charge.

DELL Inspiron 15 i3542 Notebook Performance

DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV notebook
DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV budget notebook

For the price under $400, you will get amazing laptop configurations. The Intel Core i3-4005U dual core processor is may old processor and not designed for running most demanding video and modern 3D games. But combine with the 4 GB DDR3L memory, the 1.7GHz Intel Haswell processor still provides enough computing power for daily use. You also can running productivity task and casual multimedia applications at once without worried get any lags. If the Dell Inspiron i3542-4666SLV laptop’s performance is not enough, the memory can be upgraded to 8GB RAM for faster and smoother computing performance.

Combined the NVIDIA Geforce 820M dedicated graphics card which offers 2 GB GDDR3 video memory and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 Home as the system also gives enough power for playing casual games without too much get any problems. There is a 500GB of Serial ATA hard disk drive which brings 5400 RPM spindle speed for the internal storage. If needed, you also can store your video, music and photo files into CDs and DVDs cassettes with the DVD-RW drive that placed on the Inspiron i3542-4666SLV laptop’s right edge.

DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV comes with a 15.6 inch High Definition display. Its supports a 1376 x 768 pixels native resolution and delivers an average brightness of 221 nits. Yeah, its might not designed for playing 1080p video, but still provides fairly crisp and natural color for streaming and watch 720p video. For better multimedia experience, you can connect it into external HDTV via the HDMI port on the left edge.

Above the Inspiron 15 laptop’s panel, there is a front facing web camera that integrated with digital microphone for video recording and video communications. For internal audio, the stereo speaker is optimized with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro technology for clearer and louder audio experience when you listen music and movies. There are full connectivity features installed on this model, includes Dell Wireless-N 1704 LAN, 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN and latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology. There are also USB 3.0 port, two standard USB 2.0 ports, audio combo jack and media card reader that compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC card.

DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV is may not designed for everyone, especially a professional or business users who need a powerful machine for editing most demanding multimedia applications. But for routine use, the newest DELL Inspiron 15 i3542 15.6 inch laptop with price tag only at $349 is still a great machine and delivers big performance for the price. If you need a laptop which have more power, you should check Asus X555LA-HI71105L laptop with Intel Core i7-5500U processor, 6GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage.

Full DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-4666SLV Laptop’s Specifications

  1. Design : Black interior with glossy silver-gray lid cover
  2. Operating system : Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit version
  3. Processor : Intel Core i3-4005U Dual-core Processor
  4. Processor features : 1.7 GHz clock rates with a 3MB Cache
  5. Graphics card : NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics with 2GB DDR3 dedicated video memory
  6. Memory : 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, upgradable up to 8GB
  7. Storage : 500GB SATA HDD, 5400 RPM
  8. Optical Drive : DVD±R/RW
  9. Display : 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen
  10. Display features : LED Backlit, 1376 x 768 pixels resolution
  11. Camera : front facing webcam, integrated digital microphone
  12. Speakers : stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro optimized audio
  13. Keyboard : Full size island style Keyboard, no backlit
  14. Touchpad : Touchpad with multi-touch
  15. Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, WiFi Dell Wireless-N 1704 LAN
  16. Ports interface : 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, Super Speed USB 3.0, Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC and SDXC), Microphone input port/Headphone output port(shared), RJ-45, security lock slot
  17. Battery : 4-cell lithium-ion battery
  18. Battery life : up to 5 hours depending on usage
  19. Dimension : 15.00 x 10.50 x 1.00 inch
  20. Weight : 5.26 lbs
  21. Other features : AMD Catalyst Control Center,

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