Simple low range notebook
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 shows off a 15.6-inch HD WLED backlit display that offers pleasurable visibility with a WXGA resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The black matte finish of the outfit may not look appealing but is resistant to scratches, fingerprints and dust. It has a thickness of 33 mm and a weight of 2.37 kg.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the device, you can find an outdated 1.5GHz Intel Celeron Dual Core 1007U processor belonging to the 2nd generation series and based on HM70 Express chipset. It has a preloaded DDR3 RAM of 2GB which is nothing surprising in this price range and you can increase its capacity up to 4GB using the single DIMM slot. Rich graphics is managed by the inbuilt Intel HD GPU. It runs on 64 bit Linux OS which may be completely new for first timers.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 carries a VGA webcam coupled with digital microphone for online video calls. For storage purposes, it is furnished with the standard SATA hard disk of 500GB. It also has a DVD RW Drive having support for dual layers so that you can easily transfer data via CDs and DVDs. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio v4.0, the stereo speakers provide rich and imposing experience.
Battery and Connectivity
Equipped with a four cell Li-ion battery, the Dell Inspiron 15 3521 claims to provide an interruption free service for a maximum period of 5 hours. On the connectivity front, it is armed with features like WLAN, HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port, 3 USB 2.0 slots, VGA port and digital media reader.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 is a decent package built for people who just want a simple computer for their basic needs and are too tight on budget. In order to account for the price, you will have to bear with the device's slow response thanks to the poor RAM and Linux OS. It has got an optical drive and Waves MaxxAudio v4.0 stereo speakers which make it considerable.