Standard gaming unit
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002S) carries a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is encased in a nice looking silver coloured outfit which has a thickness of 25.6mm and a weight of 2.4kg.
Processor and OS
On the inside, the device is packed with a 1.9GHz Intel Core i3 fourth generation processor based on QM87 Express chipset. It is aided by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM ports. It runs on latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002S) sports a 0.3MP webcam and inbuilt microphone for online video calls. It accounts for the storage needs of the user with a regular 500GB SATA hard disk running at 5,400rpm. The DVD RW Drive can be used for streaming media from disks.
Packed with a dedicated 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics card, the device has the efficiency to handle demanding games and movies with ease. The stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio 4 technology create crisp ambience for gaming.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002S) sips juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery. Connectivity options include two Ethernet ports, WLAN, digital media reader, Bluetooth v4.0, 3-in-1 card reader, HDMI out, one USB 3.0 slot, VGA port and two USB 2.0 slots.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542345002S) comes at a decent price and is apt for youngsters who are looking for a standard gaming package. A better display would have been good but then you are asking too much for this price.