The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521C4500iB) may be a low range gadget but is packed with a host of surprising features which make it a good deal. If you ignore the mediocre processor considering the price, you have the 1MP webcam, high speed optical drive and notable connectivity options including two advanced USB ports. It runs on latest Windows platform as well.
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521C4500iB) has been spotted with an HD LED backlit True Life display which ensures bright and glossy viewing experience, especially while playing media files. The 15.6-inch panel features the usual resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a 25.3mm thick black colored casing which has a weight of 2.25kg, can be easily carried around and looks extremely elegant.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, the laptop is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron Dual Core 1017U processor housed on HM76 Express chipset. To support the CPU, there is a 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be boosted up to 8GB through the 2 user accessible memory slots. Being low priced, it doesn't possess any external graphics card and manages videos and movies with the Intel HD GPU. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS right out of the box.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521C4500iB) shows off a 1MP webcam paired with digital microphone which ensure high resolution video calls free of noise. It has a 500GB SATA HDD for storage purposes and features a tray load DVD RW Drive that can be used for streaming media files stored on CDs and DVDs. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio v4.0, the stereo speakers deliver crisp, loud and rich audio quality.
Battery and Connectivity
With a 4 cell Li-ion battery, the Dell Inspiron 15 3521 (3521C4500iB) claims to provide up to 5 hours of service on single charge, which is quite notable. Connectivity wise, it has features like HDMI v1.4 out, VGA port, 2 USB 2.0 slots, 2 USB 3.0 port, 8-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port and WLAN.