If you are not choosy about touchscreen enabled laptops then Dell Black 15.6″ Inspiron i15RV-1334BLK is a decent non-touch laptop for home users and students. It offers performance for regular computing tasks such as emailing, Web browsing, working with Microsoft office suite and light home office duty including file compression, creating presentation and video chatting. Dell i15RV-1334BLK is powered by 4th generation Intel core i3-4010u processor which operates with 1.7GHz frequency and comes with 6GB memory. Around $400 ( Wal-mart), this deal is hard to beat. Inspiron i15RV-1334BLK weighs around 4.9lbs and is easy to lug around. However, the battery life of the laptop is not so good. 4 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 4 hrs of battery life which is average. Encased in matte Black Textured finish outfit, this laptop comes with DVD drive as optical drive. Dell i15RV1334BLK offers 2 USB 3.0 ports and also supports Bluetooth connectivity. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of the laptop:-
Dell Black 15.6″ Inspiron i15RV-1334BLK specification and performance
Dell Inspiron i15RV-1334BLK uses Intel core i3-4010u dual core ULV processor. This Processor is part of Intel’s 4th generation or Haswell family and integrates 3MB of L3 cache. Each core operates with 1.7 GHz speed but processor clock speed can’t be increased further as it does not support Turboboost technology. However, 1.7 GHz processor speed is sufficient for regular computing. The laptop doesn’t offer any discrete graphics and Integrated HD 4400 graphics is the only graphics for this laptop which limits its PC gaming possibilities. Only low end games and some older games are playable in this machine. Games like F1, Fifa 14, Dota 2, Bioshock Infinite, world of Warcraft are playable in this machine. Games downloaded from Windows App store can be played on this machine. The laptop is decent for video playback and streaming HD movies.
Dell i15RV-1334BLK comes with 6GB RAM (DDR3-1600) and 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm. Windows 8.1, along with Microsoft office Trail version, is preloaded on the hard drive.
The 15.6” LED backlit non-touch display offers maximum 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which supports 720p high definition but cannot display 1080p content.
Dell has always been generous with ports and connectivity features. Following the same trend, this laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port and 1HDMI port. It has inbuilt DVD burner and a SD card reader slot which supports multiple formats. Dell Inspiron i15RV-1334BLK comes with HD webcam as well.
Pros of Dell Inspiron i15RV-1334BLK
Offers good performance for everyday computing
Cons of Dell i15RV-1334BLK
Not touch screen enabled