Reasonably priced business notebook
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iBU) exhibits a glossy 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display supporting TrueLife technology and posing a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a simply designed black colored chassis which has a thickness of 25.6 mm and a weight of 2.4 kg.
CPU and Platform
On the inside, the laptop is packed with a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and sitting on QM87 Express chipset. To assist the CPU, there is a 4GB DDR3 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB through the 2 user accessible DIMM slots. For better management of rich games and videos, the laptop relies on the integrated Intel HD 4400 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iBU) has been spotted with a HD webcam embedded in the bezel above the display. The 500GB SATA hard disk provides sufficient space for creating a library of files of all kinds. It also has a Tray Load DVD RW drive so that you can store info on disks and retrieve them when required. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio, the stereo speakers provide solid multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iBU) runs the show with a 4 cell Li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, we have Ethernet port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 slots, 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI out and digital media reader.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iBU) is a pocket friendly laptop capable of meeting standard professional needs smoothly. The main reason for this is the Intel Core i5 processor and standard 4GB RAM. In order to control the price, Dell has equipped it with a not so popular Ubuntu OS.