Nice laptop at affordable price
Display and Build
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542341TBiBU1) carries a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and running on TrueLife technology. The simply designed black coloured casing has a waistline of 25.6mm and a weight of 2.4kg. It has a full size spill resistant keyboard and gesture supported touchpad.
Processor and OS
Under the hood of the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542341TBiBU1), there is a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the fourth generation and based on QM87 Express chipset. It combines with a 4GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1,600MHz and expandable up to 16GB via two unused DIMM slots. The integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU handles rich games and movies. It ships with 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542341TBiBU1) sports a webcam which can record HD videos and manage online video calls smoothly. It is equipped with a massive 1TB SATA HDD for storage purposes. You can also exchange data via disks thanks to the Tray Load DVD RW Drive. The dual stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio provide crisp sound while watching movies.
Battery and Connectivity
The machine stays juiced up for a fair period of time with a 4 cell Li-ion battery. The networking and connectivity features include Ethernet port, HDMI out, two USB 2.0 slots, WLAN, digital media reader, one USB 3.0 port and Bluetooth v4.0.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542341TBiBU1) is a standard business based laptop with some impressive features including a huge 1TB hard disk, spill resistant keyboard, slim optical drive and HD webcam. The lack of Windows platform may push consumers to skip this product though.