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Dell Inspiron 15R SE / Special Edition / Inspiron 7520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Dell Inspiron 15R SE / Special Edition / Inspiron 7520. 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 are impressed by the screen and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. The size and portability get negative opinions, while there are mixed comments on the battery and keyboard.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 15R SE / Special Edition / Inspiron 7520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 15R SE / Special Edition / Inspiron 7520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 15R SE / Special Edition / Inspiron 7520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and price.

usability, price, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New Genuine DELL Inspiron 15R 5520 7520 Keyboard Backlit Uk New 0N76J4 02GG30New Genuine DELL Inspiron 15R 5520 7520 Keyboard Backlit Uk New 0N76J4 02GG30

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 15R SE / Special Edition / Inspiron 7520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 15R SE / Special Edition / Inspiron 7520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the image quality. Many are negative about the sound and size.

usability, portability, performance, design, reliability

keyboard, size, sound

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Silicone Laptop Keyboard Cover Skin Protector for Dell XPS L502 L502x, Inspiron M5040 N5040 N5050 N4110 N4120 N4050 N411z 7520 5420, Vostro 3350 V3350Silicone Laptop Keyboard Cover Skin Protector for Dell XPS L502 L502x, Inspiron M5040 N5040 N5050 N4110 N4120 N4050 N411z 7520 5420, Vostro 3350 V3350

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Jonas Adams (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Notebook

 

Oh so special. Dell introduces the new and completely redesigned

interchangeable display lids; sturdy surfaces; 4x USB 3.0 and Blu-ray optical drive; 1 year in-home service; solid input devices; brigth, non-glare HD-Display; decent speakers

so-so built quality; heats up under load; short battery life

Dell not changing the name of the new models and making things confusing for the customer.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition (7520)

 

Dell's Inspiron Special Edition laptops are souped-up versions of the company's popular everyday computing laptop line, offering Ivy Bridge technology, discrete graphics, and a somewhat hipper look. The Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition (7520)...

Solid Core i7 performance. Switchable graphics. Fully loaded

So-so battery life. Bloatware. Bulky

The Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition is a well appointed media laptop that delivers fast frame rates and is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge technology. Battery life is middling, however, and the 15-inch chassis has some heft to it.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 15R SE Review

 

The $1,099 Dell Inspiron 15R SE has a lot of things to offer multimedia mavens, including an attractive design, a glare-free full HD screen and plenty of audio oomph. While this notebook doesn't offer best-in-class performance, its third-generation...

Attractive design with customizable lids, Skullcandy speakers, Good graphics performance, Fairly fast boot time

Short battery life, Relatively heavy

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Dell Inspiron 15R SE

 

Dell brings together a beautiful 1080p 15-inch display, a Blu-ray player and solid performance with the Inspiron 15R SE. It also features customizable lids to make it personalized to your liking but it does have below average battery life and is...

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Dell Inspiron 15R SE - Pocket-lint

 

Amid the swathes of attractive and slim Ultrabooks currently spilling out into the market, Dell has gone against the trend and introduced the second generation

Full HD (1920x1080) resolution screen, affordable, USB 3.0, 8GB RAM, 2GB graphics card

Plastic build quality, bulky construction, feels cheap, can be slow to load, bloatware

The Dell Inspiron 15R SE reminds us of the fat, ugly kid in the class. Y'know, the one that had all the brains too? We may not find the 15R SE the laptop that we're most drawn to, but boy does it deliver on the power front considering the price.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Dell New! Inspiron 15R Special Edition Review

 

Dell has recently launched a range of Special Edition notebook designed for entertainment and multimedia use. These notebooks are refreshed with the latest Ivy Bridge CPUs and put a lot of emphasis on audio with the help of MAXX Audio and Skullcandy....

The speakers are borrowed from Skullcandy and are placed underneath the notebook so the sound bounce off the surface, thereby amplifying the sound further. Overall, we quite liked the design and choice of materials used on the Inspiron 15R Special...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 'Special Edition' review

 

In our WorldBench 7 benchmark tests, the Inspiron 15R 7520 did well, earning a score of 137. This score means that the Inspiron 15R 7520 was 37 percent faster than our standard testing model, which carries a second-generation Intel Core i5 desktop...

The Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 might fly under your radar amidst all the superskinny Ultrabooks that are zipping around, but it's worth a look if style and weight aren't major concerns for you. It offers an excellent screen (most Ultrabooks don't), sturdy...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Notwithstanding a handful of gripes, the Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 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. All said and done, the...

Jan, 2012

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

9-Cell Extended Replacement Laptop Battery for DELL Inspiron 17R (7720),17R (5720), 15R (7520), 15R (5520)

 

good

bad

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: vivek tripathy (flipkart.com)

still selling with windows 7 and not 8.

 

dunno why flipkart is still selling old stock with windows 7 when one with windows 8 is available in market! dunno why flipkart is still selling old stock with windows 7 when one with windows 8 is available in market!

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 40

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes