Smart gadget within budget
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002R) features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display with enhanced brightness and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The outfit has a red colored lid adding a sense of appeal to the otherwise black keyboard deck. With a thickness of 25.6mm and a weight of 2.4 kg, you won't have much trouble while carrying it.
Processor and OS
The processor ticking on the inside is a 4th generation Intel Core i3 clocked at 1.7GHz and loaded on QM87 Express chipset. It is aided by a 4GB DDR3 RAM running at 1600MHz and expandable up to 8GB through 2 DIMM slots. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which provides enhanced user friendly experience.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HD webcam, the machine is capable of managing high resolution video calls smoothly. And the 500GB SATA hard disk provides plenty of space for storing files of all kinds. The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002R) also houses a Tray Load DVD RW drive so that you can transfer files through disks.
The presence of NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics processor with 2GB DDR3 memory gives you the muscles to deal with high quality videos and games without any fuss. The dual speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio boost your multimedia experience to a great extent.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002R) runs the show with a 4 cell Li-ion battery. Connectivity features include WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port, 2 USB 2.0 slots, 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI out and digital media reader.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002R) comes with a host of advanced features despite being priced competitively. It boasts of high gaming efficiency with the 2GB NVIDIA graphics card and decent processor-RAM duo. The presence of Windows 8.1 OS is another plus point. Other notable features include slim optical drive, quality speakers and HD webcam.