Basic laptop at affordable price
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iRU) carries a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display which offers visuals with enhanced brightness and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It has a thickness of 25.6mm and a weight of 2.4kg and looks good with the soft red colour finish on the lid.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iRU) is loaded with a Intel Pentium dual-core 3558U processor clocked at 1.7GHz and belonging to the fourth generation. Assisting it is a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM ports. The inbuilt Intel HD GPU is capable of taking care of simple games. It runs on 64 bit Ubuntu OS out of the box.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HD webcam and inbuilt microphone, the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iRU) enables you to enjoy high resolution video calls. It meets the storage needs of the user comfortably with a 500GB SATA hard disk. You can easily transfer files through disks using the Tray Load DVD RW Drive. For multimedia purposes, there are two stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio technology.
Battery and Connectivity
The laptop runs the show with a 4 cell Li-ion battery and sports connectivity and networking features in the form of Ethernet port, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 3.0 port, digital media reader, WLAN, two USB 2.0 ports and HDMI out.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (3542P4500iRU) is a nice looking laptop designed to take care of basic business and education oriented computing tasks. It doesn't feature Windows OS which means that you will have to buy it separately.