Handsome business centric machine
Display and Body
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iRU) has been designed to provide comfortable visuals with enhanced brightness courtesy a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with TrueLife and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
The red colored lid carries a soft finish so that you can hold it comfortably. It has an overall thickness of 25.6 mm and a weight of 2.4 kg. The presence of spill resistant keyboard allows you to work comfortably at coffee shops.
CPU and OS
For driving its processes, the laptop relies on an Intel QM87 Express chipset housing a 1.7GHz Core i5 processor from the 4th generation. To support the processor, there is a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM expandable up to 8GB via 2 DIMM slots. For better management of intensive graphics, the laptop features a Intel HD 4400 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Ubuntu OS which can be a bit of a problem.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HD webcam, this laptop doesn't create any problem when you are enjoying high resolution video calls. The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iRU) takes care of the storage demands of the user with a 500GB SATA hard disk.
You can keep files on disks and retrieve them when required due to the Tray Load DVD RW Drive. The stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio v4.0 doesn't disappoint in terms of audio quality.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iRU) sips the required amount of juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery. Connectivity wise, the laptop supports 2 USB 2.0 slots, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN, 1 USB 3.0 slot, Ethernet port, HDMI out and digital media reader.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (354254500iRU) is capable of executing powerful business oriented applications smoothly courtesy the Intel Core i5 processor and standard 4GB RAM. The presence of Ubuntu OS is disappointing but keeps the machine's price under control. Other notable features are HD webcam, optical drive and crisp speakers.