Gaming laptop for budgeters
Display and Build
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002BU) poses a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display which offers a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is housed in a simply designed black coloured outfit which measures 25.6mm around the waist and has a weight of 2.4kg.
Configuration and OS
Acting as the brains of the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002BU) is a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the fourth generation and based on QM87 Express chipset. It is aided by a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM slots. It runs on 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002BU) takes care of the video calling needs of the user with a HD webcam and inbuilt microphone. The 500GB SATA hard disk provides enough space for creating a library of files. The presence of Tray Load DVD RW Drive allows you to stream media from disks.
The NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics processor with dedicated 2GB DDR3 memory gives you the provision to play intensive games and videos smoothly. The dual Waves MaxxAudio powered stereo speakers render rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The laptop draws the required amount of fuel from a 4 cell Li-ion battery and can be connected via two USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, one USB 3.0 slot, Bluetooth v4.0, digital media reader, Ethernet port and WLAN.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002BU) is a pocket friendly gaming laptop with standard configuration and 2GB NVIDIA graphics card. The absence of Windows is disappointing but then you would be expecting too much in this budget.