Solid computing experience at a good price
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 comes all decked up in a glossy plastic lid and a brushed aluminum insides, making it stand out from the mainstream laptops and giving it a premium look. You can also customize the laptop color according to what suits you best from a variety of 6 options, thereby making your own style statement. The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch HD LED screen with 1,366 x 768 pixels, which results in sharp images. The wide spread full sized keyboard has chiclet style keys with good depth which give good feedback while typing.
Processor and OS
The Inspiron 15R 5520 has the Intel HM77 Express which has the 2nd generation 2.4 Ghz Intel Core i3 processor integrated on to it. The i3 processor coupled with the 4 GB RAM has good multi-tasking capabilities enabling the user to juggle with different tasks at the same time. The pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium operating system is very user friendly and adds to the functionality by making full use of the hardware capabilities.
Camera, Storage, Multimedia
The Inspiron 15R comes integrated with a 1MP webcam that supports HD video recording and images. This webcam is supported by various video chatting apps for talking with your friends and family. The massive 500GB hard disk serves as a storage device for saving all of your valuable data. The Intel 3000 HD integrated GPU along with the HD audio Solution software Waves MaxxAudioÂs preset settings results in a rich video and audio experience.
Connectivity and Battery
The Dell 15R comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports, so it doesnÂt matter which USB port you use. You always get a high data transfer rate, so no more fumbling around to find a high speed USB port. The other connectivity options are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Multi card slot and HDMI port. A 6 cell battery ensures you get up to 4 hours of battery life.
The Dell Inspiron 15R serves as a good multimedia laptop that delivers solid performance at a wallet-friendly price. With the latest connectivity options, it offers four USB 3.0 ports and is well equipped with a generous selection of wireless options. The 15R can also serve as a desktop replacement with its decent multi-tasking capabilities.