The Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 houses the powerful Core i3 (4th Generation) variant 4010U Chipset Mobile HM76 Express Processor, which has a generous clock speed of 1.7 GHz. The cache memory is 3 MB and is expandable up to 8 GB. It has two memory slots, 4 GB RAM and a hard disk capacity of 500 GB. It also has an optical drive Tray-load DVD RW Drive. The device comes with an Integrated 1.0 Megapixel Camera and a standard touchpad keyboard. The laptop houses stereo speakers' sound waves MaxxAudio 4.
The 15.6" HD LED backlit screen comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and also features a touchscreen option. The Intel HD Graphics 4400 graphics processor helps run the various high-end programs smoothly.
The laptop supports an Ethernet connection of 10/100 LAN, and wireless LAN as well and also supports Bluetooth v4.0. While offering a battery backup for up to 3 hours with regular usage, the laptop charges with a 6.5 W AC Adapter power supply, and has a standard 6- cell battery. The laptop has 4 USB ports in total, with two of them supporting USB 2.0, and the other two supporting USB 3.0. In addition, the laptop has a microphone slot and a multi card slot as well.
The laptop weighs 2.32 kg and measures (W*D*H) 376 x 259 x 31.3 mm all around. The laptop is indigo blue in colour, and does not come with a laptop bag.
The laptop comes with the new Windows 8 operating system for superior performance. This operating system makes working on the laptop a breeze and provides a familiar layout most PC users are comfortable with.
Casing and Hardware
This Dell laptop has a strong outer shell, which can come off as clunky in the beginning but one can easily get used to this. It is elegantly designed, and retains a classic laptop look, with round edges that give it a sleek and high quality finish. The thickness of 3.4 cms is quite large for an ultrabook, but this is due to the downward protruding batteries. The 6 battery cell helps in providing longer working hours without charging, and the laptop runs for a good 3 hours between charges with moderate usage.
The laptop, like all Dell laptops come with almost no extra accessories except for the power cable and an instructions manual.
The system has four USB ports, where two of them offer a USB 3.0, and the other two offer the older USB 2.0 versions. It also has a fast Ethernet port which supports 10/100Mbps speeds.
The Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 houses a 1 mega pixel camera in the body's upper frame. It performs quite well under good lighting conditions, and takes acceptable pictures and videos. However, the pictures become murky and noisy at lower light settings.
So, are you ready to get your hands on the new Dell Inspiron 15?