Pocket-friendly Windows laptop
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iB1) features a glossy 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display with TrueLife technology and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is encased in a simple black coloured outfit with a thickness of 25.6mm and a weight of 2.4kg. The spill resistant keyboard allows you to work comfortably without worrying about minor spills.
Configuration and OS
For driving its processes, the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iB1) depends on a 1.7GHz Intel Pentium dual-core processor from the fourth generation series and sitting on QM87 Express chipset. Assisting it is a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased up to 8GB through two unused DIMM ports. Rich videos and movies are managed by the Intel HD GPU. It ships with 64-bit Windows 8.1 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HD webcam and inbuilt microphone, the laptop provides nice video calling experience. The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iB1) carries a 500GB SATA HDD which is sufficient for storing numerous files.
It also has a Tray Load DVD RW Drive so that you can exchange data via disks. The combination of dual stereo speakers and Waves MaxxAudio software provides crisp sound.
Battery and Connectivity
The laptop draws the required amount of fuel from a 4 cell Li-ion battery. It supports the standard set of connectivity features in the form of two USB 2.0 slots, one USB 3.0 port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, digital media reader, Ethernet port and HDMI out.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iB1) is easy on your pocket and scores well with its features. It lacks a good processor but that has to be accepted considering its price. Otherwise it impresses with features like Windows 8.1 OS, HD webcam, slim and efficient optical drive and spill resistant keyboard.