Moderately priced gadget for standard usage
Display and Build
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBL1) sports a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display which offers modest viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels but can strain your eyes with greater amount of brightness. It is wrapped in a simple but solid black coloured outfit which has a thickness of 25.6mm and a weight of 2.4kg. It has a full size spill resistant keyboard and standard touchpad.
Configuration and Platform
The machine is powered by a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 fourth generation processor sitting on QM87 Express chipset. It works in tandem with a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which functions at 1,600MHz and can be further expanded up to 8GB. For better management of intensive games and videos, there is Intel HD 4400 GPU. It boots 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBL1) comes with a HD webcam and inbuilt microphone so that you can enjoy clear video calling experience. It meets the storage needs of the user comfortably with a 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm. You can also use the Tray Load DVD RW Drive and exchange data through disks. The dual Waves MaxxAudio powered speakers deliver rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBL1) carries a 4 cell Li-ion battery and sports connectivity options like digital media reader, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, WLAN, two USB 2.0 slots, one USB 3.0 slot and Ethernet port.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBL1) comes at a modest price and can take care of standard computing needs of the user related to business or education. The latest Windows OS is another plus point of this device.