The Dell Inspiron 15 i3542-3334 15.6" Touchscreen Notebook Computer from Dell features a 15.6" Truelife widescreen display that is backlit with LEDs for low power consumption. The screen also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port. The display also has a glossy finish, which provides vibrant color. The display is also a touchscreen so you can utilize the multi-touch gestures in Windows 8.1.
The system is powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium 3558U processor. It also has 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 3-in-1 media card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and a microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Wave MaxxAudio technology.
Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Dell Inspiron 15
Dual-Core Intel Pentium 3558U Performance
The Dell Inspiron 15 houses an Intel Pentium 3558U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.7 GHz. With a dedicated 2MB L3 cache and 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, the Inspiron 15 allows you to multitask between applications efficiently.
15.6" Truelife LED-Backlit Touchscreen
The 15.6" HD widescreen display features a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the ideal standard for HDTVs. The 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. The screen has a glossy finish for vibrant color. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port. The display is also a touchscreen so you can utilize the multi-touch gestures in Windows 8.1.
For a reliable wired Internet connection, you can use the Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. If you prefer to go wireless, you can use the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth 4.0 technology is also available for when you want to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as a wireless mouse.
USB 3.0 can have data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you can still use your older USB-compatible devices.
SuperMulti DVD Burner
The Dell Inspiron 15 has a SuperMulti DVD burner, which allows you to read and write CDs and DVDs.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more.
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you purchase it.