Affordable laptop with standard capabilities
Display and Outfit
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (X560367IN9) sports a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display which offers visuals with greater amount of brightness and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The black coloured casing measures 25.4mm around the waist and has a weight of 2.2kg.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, the notebook is equipped with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 fourth generation processor based on QM87 Express chipset. It works in tandem, with a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which functions at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 8GB via single DIMM slot. For better management of rich games and videos, it depends on integrated Intel HD 4400 GPU. It ships with 64 bit Linux OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HD webcam, the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (X560367IN9) can be used for enjoying high resolution video calls. It features a 1TB SATA hard disk to protect the user from any kind of storage problem. The presence of Tray Load DVD RW Drive can be used for running different disks. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio 4, the stereo speakers provide rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Communication
Fuelled by a 4 cell Li-ion battery, the Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (X560367IN9) claims to provide up to 4 hours of uninterrupted service. Moving on to the connectivity section, the laptop houses features like Ethernet port, WLAN, digital media reader, HDMI out, two USB 2.0 slots, one USB 3.0 slot and Bluetooth v4.0.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3542 (X560367IN9) is suitable for meeting standard computing needs and comes at an affordable price mainly due to the absence of Windows OS. It impresses with the massive HDD and good battery backup.