Affordable laptop with standard configuration
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBU1) arrives with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with TrueLife technology and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The simple black coloured outfit has a thickness of 25.6mm and tips the scale at 2.4kg.
Configuration and OS
At the heart of the device, there is a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the fourth generation and based on QM87 Express chipset. To assist the processor in executing multiple tasks, there is a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via two unused DIMM slots. For better management of graphics, the notebook poses integrated Intel HD 4400 GPU. It sails on 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBU1) is equipped with a webcam which can shoot HD videos. The 500GB Serial-ATA hard disk provides plenty of space for creating a library of files and folders. With the Tray Load DVD RW drive, you can easily transfer data via disks. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio 4, the dual stereo speakers provide rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBU1) sips the required amount of juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery. From the networking and connectivity point of view, the device supports Ethernet port, WLAN, two USB 2.0 slots, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 3.0 slot, HDMI out and digital media reader.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354234500iBU1) is easy on your pocket and comes with features which justify that. It lacks Windows platform but impresses with its standard configuration. The presence of HD webcam, 500GB hard disk, dual Waves MaxxAudio stereo speakers and slim optical drive make it a nice package.