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Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 poses a 15.6-inch HD True Life LED backlit display with a FWXGA resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a completely black outfit with a soft matte finish that may not be too eye catchy but calls for less maintenance by keeping fingerprints and scratches away. It has a thickness of 26.6mm and a weight of 2.4kg.
Processor and OS
Doing the duty under the hood of the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor sprinting at 2.7GHz. It is assisted by a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1600MHz. With 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M graphics card on the inside, the laptop has the power to keep you engrossed in highly demanding games and movies. It runs on Linux OS which is acceptable with respect to the price.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 has a 1MP webcam integrated with analog microphone for providing noise free video calls at high resolution. For storage purposes, it relies on a standard 500GB SATA HDD. It also has a tray load DVD RW Drive which lets you transfer files via disks without piling on to the deviceÂs thickness. The dual 2W stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio 3.0 guarantee crisp and rich sound.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is kept juiced up by a 4 cell Li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, it is loaded with Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 slot, HDMI out, digital media reader, microSD card reader, WLAN and Ethernet port.
One will be seriously amazed by the powerful features housed by the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 despite being available at a modest price. It boasts of a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor backed by a 4GB RAM to handle all kinds of business. It even supports high end graphics and has powerful speakers to take care of your entertainment. Other striking features include tray load optical drive and 1MP webcam.