Value for money laptop
Display, Configuration and OS
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521345001BU1) comes with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
Acting as the brains of the laptop is a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the third generation series and based on HM76 Express chipset. Assisting it is a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which functions at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM ports. The 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card is capable of dealing with moderately powerful games and movies smoothly. It ships with 64 bit Ubuntu OS which is the main reason for its low price.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521345001BU1) combines 1MP webcam and digital microphone for providing quality online video calling experience. It takes care of the storage needs of the user with a 500GB SATA hard disk functioning at 5,400rpm. With the Tray Load DVD+/-RW Drive, you can easily transfer files through disks. The stereo speakers and Waves MaxxAudio 4 technology render quality multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
Fuelled by a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521345001BU1) promises to render uninterrupted service for up to 8 hours, which is huge. On the connectivity front, it sports standard features like WLAN, two USB 3.0 slots, two USB 2.0 ports, digital media reader, Ethernet port, Bluetooth v4.0 and HDMI out.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521345001BU1) is a superbly crafted all round laptop at a modest price. It features standard configuration, 1GB AMD graphics card, nice webcam and efficient optical drive but misses the generally preferred Windows OS. The long lasting battery is a big plus point in this price range.