4th Gen Intel CoreTM i3-4030U processor / Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system
4GB DDR3L memory / 500GB hard drive / Bluetooth 4.0 interface
15.6" LED-backlit high-definition touch-screen display / Built-in 1.0MP high-definition webcam with digital microphone
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support / Intel HD graphics / Multiformat media reader
Ports: 2 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 3.0 1 x audio combo (headphone/microphone) 1 x DC-in 1 x HDMI 1 x RJ45 / 4 cells lithium-ion battery
Designed for everyday computing, Dell Inspiron I3542 uses ultra-low voltage Intel Core i3-4030U processor, a dual-core Haswell based processor with a clock speed of 1.9 GHz and 3 MB of L3 cache. It comes with the most common display size and resolution, 15.6-inch with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, which supports touch input. It has an integrated graphics card called Intel HD Graphics 4400. For storage, it's packed with a 500 GB hard drive at 5400 RPM. Comes with 4 GB DDR3L as default, Dell makes it possible for users to upgrade it up to 8 GB.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Its an OK laptop. Not a speed demon by any means, but for browsing the internet, doing word processing, and casual use it works great!
WORD OF ADVICE!!!:: Before you buy a laptop here on Amazon or elsewhere online ENSURE that the seller is an >>>> authorized OEM reseller<<<< . I purchased the laptop from a seller here on Amazon that is not. As a consequence Dell saw the factory warranty began to time down the moment the non-authorized OEM reseller purchases the laptop for resale. When I attempted to register this laptop as "new" I was able to, but the warranty period had already "aged" the same amount of time (4 months) the non-authorized OEM reseller had it in their possession.
Received delivery March 30, 2015; so far, so good. For a basic model, it's fast, quiet and more than adequate for this non-gamer who pretty much sticks to browsing, storing and managing Word Doc files and photos. Another positive feature was its lean content, not much junk ware to bog down the action and the battery is relatively long lasting. While some critics decry Windows 8.1, this user really enjoys the tile-and-touch screen combo and finds it quick and flexible. One can arrange the tiles to accommodate his or her personalized use of the laptop in a quick and efficient fashion.
I could do an in-depth review of this machine but --- suffice it to say that it's a real good machine for the money. If you know what you "want" your computer to do and this one does it, you'll probably give it five stars. If, on the other hand, you were expecting the performance of a machine costing 3 times the money, then you'll be hard pressed to give it greater than 1 star. Nothing really outstanding here, but nothing really lacking either.
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