A good laptop for business
Display and Build
The Dell 15 3542 (354234500iSU) arrives with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display which runs at a WXGA resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It comes loaded in a 26.6mm thick body which has a weight of 2.4kg and looks quite intriguing with its fine silver finish.
Processor and OS
Doing the duty on the inside is a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 CPU from the 4th generation series and sitting on the QM87 Express chipset. Assisting the CPU is a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1600MHz and can be expanded up to 8GB via the 2 unused DIMM slots. Due to the lack of any external support for graphics, it features the built in Intel HD 4400 GPU. It comes preloaded with the 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell 15 3542 (354234500iSU) flaunts a webcam that can shoot HD videos and is paired with an analog microphone. It takes care of the storage demands of the user with a standard 500GB SATA HDD operating at 5400 rpm. It even sports a tray load DVD RW drive for transferring data through CDs and DVDs. The presence of dual 2W stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio v3.0 makes it capable of turning any room into a party hub.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell 15 3542 (354234500iSU) keeps the show running with the help of a 4 cell Li-ion battery. The connectivity and networking package preloaded in the device comprises of features like digital media reader, HDMI out, 1 USB 3.0 slot, 2 USB 2.0 slot, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN and Ethernet port.
The Dell 15 3542 (354234500iSU) is a budget friendly notebook which is good for all kinds of business tasks. It looks stylish and has a slim optical drive. The presence of a complicated Ubuntu OS may be a bit irritating but you can replace it with a separate platform.