Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1) Laptop (Pentium Dual Core 4th Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Ubuntu)

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1) Laptop (Pentium Dual Core 4th Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Ubuntu) Price

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  • Performance



  • Design




  • Storage



  • Battery


  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Web Camera
  • 15.6 Inches Screen
  • 3 USB Ports
  • HDMI Port

Buy For

  • Affordable price
  • HD webcam
  • Useful optical drive
  • Good speakers

Beware Of

  • Mediocre processor
  • No Windows

Affordable laptop for basic purposes

Display and Outfit

The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1) poses a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display which provides superior brightness and decent viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It comes loaded in an unfussy black coloured body which is 25.6mm thick and has a weight of 2.4kg.

Processor and Platform

For driving its processes, the laptop is equipped with a 1.7GHz Intel Intel Pentium dual-core 3558U processor from the fourth generation series and based on HM87 Express chipset. Assisting it is a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM slots. The integrated Intel HD 4400 GPU manages rich games and videos. It runs on 64 bit Ubuntu OS.

Camera, Storage and Multimedia

The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1) is armed with a HD webcam and inbuilt microphone for handling high resolution video calls smoothly. The 500GB SATA hard disk operating at 5,400rpm accounts for the storage needs of the user. With the Tray Load DVD RW Drive, you can exchange data via disks at ease. The combination of dual stereo speakers and Waves MaxxAudio technology leads to crisp audio quality.

Battery and Connectivity

The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1) sips juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery and sports connectivity features in the form of one USB 3.0 slot, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, digital media reader, Ethernet port and two USB 2.0 ports.

Verdict

If you are looking for a laptop that doesn't ask you to spend much and can deal with decent computing tasks, you can shortlist the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1). It is affordable and comes with a mediocre processor. But the most disappointing thing is the absence of Windows OS.

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Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1) Laptop (Pentium Dual Core 4th Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Ubuntu) Specifications

General Information

Brand Dell
Model 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1)

Style Attributes

Dimensions(WxHxD) 381 x 267 x 25.6  mm
Colors Black
Weight 2.4 Kg
Display Features HD LED Backlit Display with Truelife
Display Touchscreen No
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Size 15.6 Inches
Display Type LED

Processor

Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core 3558U
Processor Make Intel
Processor Model Pentium Dual Core 4th Gen
Processor Variant 3558U
Chipset Intel HM87 Express
Clock-speed 1.7 Ghz
Graphic Processor Intel HD
Graphic Processor Make Intel

Memory

Expandable Memory 8 GB
Memory Slots 2 DIMM
RAM type DDR3
Capacity 4 GB
RAM speed 1600 Mhz
Memory Layout 1 x 4 Gigabyte

Primary Storage

HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD type SATA
HDD Speed(RPM) 5400 RPM

Display Details

OS Ubuntu
Type 64

Battery

Battery type Li-Ion
Power Supply 65 W AC Adapter W
Battery Cell 4 Cell

Networking

Ethernet Ports(Numbers) 1
Ethernet type 10/100 BASE-T
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
USB 2.0 slots 2
USB 3.0 slots 1
HDMI 1
Digital Media Reader
Web-cam
Video Recording 720p HD
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) No
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
Audio Solution HD Audio Solution
Speakers 2 x Stereo Speakers
In-built Microphone
Sound Technologies Waves MaxxAudio

Peripherals

Optical Drive Tray-load DVD RW Drive
Drive Type DVD Writer
Pointing device Touchpad with Multi-touch Gesture Support
Keyboard Full-sized spill-resistant keybooard
Fingerprint scanner No

Others

Warranty 1 Year
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide

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13 User Reviews for Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iBU1) Laptop (Pentium Dual Core 4th Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Ubuntu)

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  • Keyboard is not comfort.
    Praveen Kumar Bonala
    Keyboard is not comfort.
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    02 Mar 2015
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: Overall performance is good, good laptop for good price.nnNot satisfied Keyboard design, not comfort with keyboard.nUnable to type speed, especially we need to press space bar again and again.

  • No Driver CDs
    Parameswaran P
    No Driver CDs
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    24 Oct 2014
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: No driver CDs (Mother board or LAN/Audio) with the pack. With out the same it is dificult to start with.

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