Impressive business-centric laptop
Display and Build
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iR) arrives with a bright and modestly looking 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display offering a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The outfit carries a professional outlook and the red colored lid will definitely draw attention. It has a decent thickness of 25.6 mm with a weight of 2.4 kg.
CPU and OS
Doing the duty on the inside is a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and built on QM87 Express chipset. Assisting the CPU is a 4GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased via 2 DIMM slots up to 8GB. In the absence of any external support, the graphics is managed by the Intel HD 4400 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS to provide intuitive experience.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iR) flaunts a 720p webcam positioned in the bezel above the display. The 500GB SATA HDD provides sufficient space for storing files of all sorts. With the Tray Load DVD RW drive, you can store files on disks and retrieve them easily. The stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio provide crisp and rich music.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iR) juiced up is a 4 cell Li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, the laptop is loaded with features like HDMI out, digital media reader, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 slots, 1 USB 3.0 port and Ethernet port.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iR) is an impressive laptop made for professional computing tasks and available at a standard budget. The major attractions of the device are the Windows 8.1 OS and the Intel Core i5 4th gen processor. Also notable is the presence of HD webcam, tray load optical drive and soothing speakers.