Dell Inspiron 15R is a 15 inch laptop which offers the great look and build quality. Generally if you look at the larger low cost devices, you need to put a slab of cheap glossy plastic, but it is not in the case of Inspiron 15R and it lays strong claim to being one of the good looking one. It also features touchscreen which optional and up to the users. It starts with price tag of $699.
It is the newly redesigned one which offers the stylish and sleeker look when compared with its past models. The layout is axis forward design and the screen is positioned slightly in front of the chassis back edge. So this benefits moving the screen close to the keyboard and bringing the action to the user. The outside looks gives the appearance of the metal along with easy to clean painted surface. Build quality is great with the durable feeling plastic and the keyboard and the palm rest have more support and don’t dip under high pressure.
In Inspiron 15R it is very easy to upgrade the RAM and the screen cover offers the moderate protection to the LCD with only the strong pressure to the back panel causes ripples.
Ports and Features
It features two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, one eSATA/USB connection, HDMI and VGA output, Ethernet and Audio jacks. It also features SDHC card reader in addition, but ExpressCard slot is missing in this. The another option that Inspiron 15R features is Intel Wi-Di (Wireless Display) which can transmit 720P resolution via wireless HDMI to the long distances to the receiver box which attaches to the HDTV.
This feature is great for enjoying the videos and no need to trip over the wired connection across the living room. It’s mouse curosr is trailing few seconds behind so the users may feel bit difficult when surfing the internet but this is not the problem with other functions.
Wi-Di is an optional feature which will be available for extra $100 which looks great value in theory but this feature is available with high configured devices. The lowest price model featuring Wi-Di starts at $949.
The latest fluid interface which gives the user feel and look of a tablet and also features the powerful capabilities of a PC. You can easily zoom in and out of the images using the multi touch gestures. With its large display of 15.6 inch it is fun to operate it. The panel comes with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution.
Speakers for this laptop are located at the bottom part of the device and the audio quality is above average for the notebook of this size. It features Waves Maxx Audio 4.0 feature which gives the users control over the Inspiron 14R’s frequency response and can be used to adjust the treble, Bass and EQ.
Performance and Graphics
Inspiron 15 R is powered by fourth generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor. The RAM size varies for different versions 6 GB and 8 GB and the Hard drive is 500 GB for the version with 6 GB RAM and 1 TB for the devices with 8 GB RAM. With these promising specifications we can expect high performance from this device. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 for non touch version and Windows 8.1 for touch enabled versions. It features Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics cards and support high end and high quality videos.
Battery and Dimensions
It has the 6-cell and 65 WHr battery which can give the battery backup up to 5 hours. It’s dimensions are 14.8″ x 0.98″ x 1.23″ and the starting weight is around 5.12 lbs (2.32 kgs).
- Display : 15.6 inch LED Backlit non touch display/touch display, Truelife and HD resolution
- Processor : 4th Generation 2.6 Hz Intel Core i5-4200U processor.
- Operating System : Windows 8.1 64 bit for touch screen version/Windows 7 for non touch version.
- Speakers : 2 tuned speakers along with MAXX audio processing.
- RAM : 6/8 GB RAM
- Graphic Card : Intel HD Graphics 4400.
- Hard Drive : 500 GB/1 TB 5400 RPM Solid State Hybrid hard drive.
- Battery : 6-cell and 65 WHr battery
- Dimensions : 14.8″ x 0.98″ x 1.23″.
- Ports : Two USB 3.0, Two USB 2.0, Media card, Security slot, Ethernet network, HDMI.
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