2016 Dell Inspiron 15 i3552, Celeron N3050, 4GB, 500GB Review

2016 Newest Dell Inspiron 15 i3552 with Celeron N3050


Dell Inspiron 15 i3552 (B01MECG3SG) is a basic 2016 model 15.6 inch entry level laptop with a premium feel and relatively high performance for its price level, basic connectivity and good battery life of up to 8 hours. Although what this budget laptop offers may look like low-end specs and features, they are adequate for daily performance. You have the dual-core Intel Celeron N3050 processor (2MB cache) at 1.6GHz- 2.16GHz speeds with turbo boost and hyperthreading (2 cores and 2 threads), 4GB DDR3L SDRAM for multitasking of apps and browsers (up to 8GB is supported), 500GB Serial ATA HDD as large and spacious storage for lots of your files and 64-bit Windows 10 operating system. You don’t have the DVD Optical Drive or Ethernet with RJ-45 connector for wired internet access, but an HDMI output to connect to other devices, 802.11bgn WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 so you can connect the Bluetooth enabled speakers, printers, smartphone and devices (not the newer 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1), a USB 3.0 port with as much as ten times the transfer speeds and a 3-in-1 Media Card Reader that supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC formats. Black Dell Inspiron 15 has a contemporary design with a sleek chassis, weighs 4.9 pounds and measures 15 x 10.3 x 0.9 inches, and is fairly portable. 


15.6 inch LED-backlit Truelife high definition display has the standard 1366 x 768-pixel resolution, which we think is sufficient at this level and the picture quality seems to be quite all right and you can enjoy your games, videos and internet browsing. It comes with the integrated Intel HD graphics for appropriate multimedia performance and light gaming, as the Celeron N3050 is an entry-level processor with a Passmark benchmark score of around 900. It includes the MaxxAudio for sound and adequate stereo speakers for any of your multimedia stuff. There is an HD webcam with 720p resolution and a built-in microphone so you can have live chats on Skype with friends and family. The claimed 8 hours of battery life is quite possible in practice too, thanks to the TDP- Thermal Design Power of 6 watts, if you use it for things like video streaming and at lower settings but like with any battery the capacity of the 40 WHr and the 4-Cell battery will go down by time and depending on how much you use it. This is a decent computer with a low price tag as long as you don’t expect too much, and do not make the mistake of comparing it with machines that cost 7-800 dollars. So there is no advanced gaming performance here and no video editing or running demanding engineering programs. But if you will be using it for typing up documents on Word, working on your spreadsheets on Excel, playing lighter games and browsing the internet, this will do the job just fine, and just do not expect the same speed and performance levels of a much more expensive machine. And if you want something for basic tasks, without worrying too much about how fast things run, this is a cool, light, sleek and easy to use the machine.

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