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Dell Inspiron 3521 I15RV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 836 reviews of Dell Inspiron 3521 I15RV. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 3521 I15RV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 3521 I15RV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 3521 I15RV from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The price and usability also get good reviews. There are some critical reviews about the sound.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 15-3521 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Celeron 887 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8)Dell Inspiron 15-3521 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Celeron 887 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 8)

Dec, 2017

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 3521 I15RV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 718 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 3521 I15RV from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the touchpad and reliability, while some have doubts about the connectivity.

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connectivity

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV-6190BLK 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black Matte with Textured Finish)Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV-6190BLK 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black Matte with Textured Finish)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

GRID 2 Benchmarked

 

Brilliant speeder. Apart from DiRT and F1, GRID is one of the most important franchises from Codemasters. The second release not only promises more racing action, but also a better look. We squeezed ourselves into the luxury cars and determined the...

Apparently, the integrated benchmark cannot measure frame rates below 12.5 fps

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Inspiron 15-3521-0620 Notebook

 

Tough cookie. Outside of the mainstream models 15R and 17R we discovered the basic version of the current Inspiron 15. It presents itself without alu-finish but in bare plastic. Technically speaking, the cost-cutting Inspiron is even a bit better than...

Interesting surface haptic, Good price-performance ratio, Acceptable battery runtimes, 24 months of manufacturer's warranty, Consistent fan behavior, The courage to put ULV hardware in a normal 15-inch chassis. Energy savers will like that

Rickety input devices, Imprecise, sharp-edged clearances, Feeble glare-panel with blue cast, No VGA-port, Slow hard-drive, Radeon HD8750 without turbo, A matte and bright display without a distinct blue cast. A keyboard with a comfortable feedback and...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review

 

A beautifully designed laptop with a great battery life, but it's not as powerful as other similarly priced desktop replacements

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a superb desktop replacement, and its premium design looks smart and highly desirable. Our main concern, though, is the price. At £800, it’s a fraction more expensive than the more powerful and award-winning Acer Aspire...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Dell Inspiron 15 3521 W540304IN8

 

Dell Inspiron 15 3521 W540304IN8 laptop runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS and has Intel Pentium (3rd generation) up to 1.9 GHz processor. It has Intel HD Graphics processor and is ideal for personal as well as professional users. Dell Inspiron 15 3521...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Dell New Inspiron 15 3521 W540317IN8

 

The Dell New Inspiron 15 3521 W540320IN8 laptop runs on Windows 8 OS and has Intel Core i3 (3rd generation) up to 1.9 GHz processor. This Dell laptop is ideal for both personal and professional users. Dell New Inspiron 15 3521 W540320IN8 laptop has 500...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Dell New Inspiron 15 3521 W540322IN8

 

The Dell New Inspiron 15 3521 W540322IN8 laptop runs on Windows 8 OS and has Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) up to 2.7 GHz processor. This Dell laptop is ideal for both personal and professional users. Dell New Inspiron 15 3521 W540322IN8 laptop has 750...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Dell New Inspiron 15 3521-W540761IN8

 

The Dell New Inspiron 15 3521-W540761IN8 is an affordable laptop meant for the budget consumer. It comes with an optional touch functionality that makes working on the laptop easy. You can access your email, edit your media, switch between apps with...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 3521 delivers a power-packed punch for you to breeze through your workday like a dream and enjoy loads of sheer quality time to chase passions close to your heart. As is par for the course with the entire range of Dell laptops,...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Ellen L. (newegg.com)

So Far So Good

 

Lightweight but yet durable

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

I loved my computer

 

Fast, Reliable, On Time

None

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio®
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 40 / 65
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40 / 65
Battery life (max):2.8
Battery performance:2800 / 3000 / 65
Battery recharge time:11.1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1 / 14.8
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0 x 0 / 0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34 / 4.62
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7570M / AMD Radeon HD 7670M / AMD Radeon HD 8370M / AMD Radeon HD 8730M / AMD Radeon HD 8750M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598 - 420000 / -598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3 / 1.30
Operating altitude:-598 - 120000 / -598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / DVD, CD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio®
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:SBN15322

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34 / 4.62
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10 / 12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1007U / 1017U / 2117U / 2127U / 2217U / 2955U / 887 / i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / i3-4010U / I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:1007U / 1017U / 2117U / 2127U / 2217U / 2955U / 887 / i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / i3-4010U / I5-3317M / I5-3317U / i5-3317UM / I5-3337U / i5-4200U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 69361 / 71469 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057 / 72061 / 74259 / 75107 / 75191 / 75192 / 75459 / 75608
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U4 / SR0VA / SR0VQ / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL / SR105 / SR109 / SR10A / SR16Q / SR16Y / SR170
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:McAfee LiveSafe 1YR
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Linux Ubuntu / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Home Premium / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating system language:POL
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / MMC, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS / MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MSXC, MMC+
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2 / 11 / 9.8
Height:0.976 / 0.98
Height (front):0.976 / 0.98 / 1 / 1.07 / 1.09 / 1.24
Height (rear):0.996 / 1 / 1.09 / 1.23 / 1.25 / 1.36 / 1.37
Weight:4 / 4.85 / 4.89 / 4.96 / 5.18 / 5.22 / 5.84
Width:10.2 / 14.8 / 15