Dell Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T, powered by 1.9 GHz Intel core i3-3227U, is a decent computer for everyday use. The laptop delivers sufficient performance for day to day tasks like working with MS office or other office suites, surfing web, watching videos, downloading iTunes etc. Users can play less GPU intensive games in low to medium details and settings. Dell 15V-i3-4-500-T, however, is not suitable for high end gaming and other CPU or GPU intensive tasks like video editing, running CAD applications, 3D designing and Animation software. The 15.6” display is touch screen enabled. With 4GB RAM, It offers decent multitasking. The laptop weighs around 2.25kg which means it is easy to carry around. Most of the thin laptops available in the market are devoid of a DVD drive but this Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Touchscreen Laptop is integrated with a DVD drive. It offers standard 5400rpm 500GB hard drive, which is common in budget laptops. Regular price of the laptop is around $550 but it will be available at a discounted price of $400 at Future Shop (during Boxing Day sale).
Dell Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T specification and performance
Dell Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T is powered by Intel core i3-3227U processor which is a dual core processor and operates with 1.9GHz frequency. It comes with 3MB of L3 cache. Thanks to Intel’s hyperthreading Technology, each core can handle two threads at a time. Nowadays, most softwares are multi-threaded. In fact, current Microsoft Excel uses threading feature. Compared with Intel core i3-3120M, Intel core i3-3227U delivers less performance as Intel core i3-3120m operates at a much higher clock speed.
When it comes to graphics, Dell Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T comes with integrated HD graphics which shares system memory. It supports playing low end games like Dota 2, Starcraft II, Tomb Raider, Fifa 13 etc., in low to medium details and settings. High end games, like Battlefield 3 or 4, Call of Duty Black ops, COD Ghost etc., would hardly be playable even at low details and settings. The laptop can playback high definition videos without any glitch. The display screen supports only up to 720p HD video playback. However, there is an HDMI port that helps in watching full HD contents on compatible HDTV or monitor. All you need to buy additionally is an HDMI cable.
Dell Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T is installed with 4GB DDR3 RAM which operates with 1600 MHz speed. The 500GB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed. The hard drive is preinstalled with Windows 8 operating system
The 15.6” LED backlit HD touch screen display offers 1366 X 768 pixels resolution and supports 720p contents.
The laptop comes with enough number of ports and connectivity features. There are 4 USB ports (2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0), HDMI output, RJ 45 connector and audio ports. VGA port is missing in this machine. It comes with bilingual keyboard. There is webcam and memory card reader that supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS Pro, MSXC, MMC, MMC+
Network connectivity is supported by 10/100 Mbps LAN, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Dell Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T comes with 4 cell 40 watt hour battery pack which can provide 2-5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.
Pros of Dell Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T
Touch screen enabled
2 USB 3.0 port for faster data transfer
Cons of Inspiron 15V-i3-4-500-T