Dell Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK Review

Dell Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK 15.6″ Laptop Computer is designed to target home users and student. This is not a touch screen laptop. Equipped with 1.9GHz Intel Pentium 2127U processor, this model is able to handle regular computing tasks like typing documents, video chat and browsing the Internet. Streaming HD videos will not an issue with this laptop. Dell I15RV-1382BLK is not gaming laptop either. Few low end games may run in low details and settings. This laptop is not for video editing as well. The laptop is available at moderate price of $300 at microcenter, Staples and Amazon. Read further to know more about this laptop.

Dell Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK specification and performance

Dell Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK is powered by Intel Pentium 2127U dual core processor. Each core operates with 1.9GHz frequency. Hyperthreading and Turboboost technologies are not embedded in the processor. Thus, 2 cores can handle two threads at a time only and automatic overclocking of the processor is not possible. Intel Pentium 2127U offers 2 MB of L3 cache memory. If you compare the processor with AMD E2-1800 APU, Intel Pentium 2127U offers better performance. The reason being, Intel CPU works with higher clock speed and has higher cache memory. However, for accomplishing basic tasks, both processors are equally good. With Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK you can’t work with AutoCAD, Revit or Creative suit 6 (CS6). If you need a budget laptop for CS6, you should try for core i5 with Nvidia graphics laptop and more memory. The graphics it comes with is Intel HD graphics for Ivy Bridge Pentium processor which works at 350MHz base frequency.

15.6” display of the Dell Inspiron 15 laptop doesn’t support full HD. However, one can enjoy HD video playback of 720p. Display offered is 1,366-by-768 resolution. I15RV-1382BLK comes with 4GB memory and 500 GB hard drive.

User will get thin textured 15-inch chassis for around $300. The textured finish is present inside the machine as well. There is a dedicated numeric keypad  integrated with keyboard.

The machine comes with impressive numbers of ports and connectivity features- 2USB 3.0,  2USB 2.0, 8-in-1 Media Card Reader, HDMI port, audio jack and LAN jack. There is a DVD burner and 1 megapixel webcam as well.

The Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK  comes with  4-cell Lithium Ion battery, which  lasts for  around 4 hours. However, it depends upon usage.

Pros of Dell Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK

Inexpensive laptop

Number of ports

With all the features mentioned above, user will get midsize laptop at low price. It is a Windows 8 laptop without touch-screen capabilities. Dell Inspiron I15RV-1382BLK delivers enough performance to run basics computing job. Thus, the machine is perfect for students, home and home office computing.

Comparison I15RV-1382BLK  vs Dell I15RV-6190BLK

Dell I15RV-6190BLK has similar features but the processor it comes with is Intel Pentium 2117U which is predecessor of Intel 2127U. Pentium 2117U operates with 1.8 GH z while rest of the features remains same. Theoretically, it is little slower than 2127U. However, one can’t differentiate the performance.

Compare Dell Inspiron  I15RV-7381BLK and I15RV-1382BLK

Dell Inspiron I15RV-7381BLK is powered by Intel core i3-3227U is processor which is also a dual core processor and operates with 1.9GHz . It comes with 3 MB of L3 cache. The processor is embedded with Intel Hyperthreading technology thus 2 cores can handle 4 threads at a time. Also, integrated graphics is better one with more advance technology. Thus, I15RV-7381BLK will be faster than I15RV-1382BLK. Rest of the features are similar. However, Dell Inspiron  I15RV-7381BLK is not an appropriate laptop for high end gaming or working with video editing or running Autocad like applications.


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