Dell Inspiron I15RV-1952BLK

Dell Inspiron I15RV-1952BLK is a basic laptop featuring Intel Celeron 1017u dual core processor. With a 1.6 GHz dual core processor and integrated graphics, it delivers smooth performance for day to day computing tasks. The original price of this machine is around $400, but it will cost you $180 only if you can wait till Black Friday sales begin! Though it is a budget laptop yet it comes with some attractive features like Bluetooth and USB 3.0 support. It comes with a DVD burner as well. This is not as sleek as an Ultrabook but not too heavy either to carry it around. It weighs around 5 lbs and stands 1 inch thick. Considering its current price, only disadvantage with this Dell model is that it is not a touch screen laptop. Also, it offers only 320GB storage space. Here is a brief review about this laptop to give an idea what a buyer can expect from Dell I15RV-1952BLK.

Dell Inspiron I15RV-1952BLK Specification and Expected Performance

As told earlier, Dell Inspiron I15RV-1952BLK is equipped with Celeron 1017u processor which belongs to Intel 3rd generation or ivy Bridge family. The processor operates with 1.6 GHz frequency and comes with 2 MB L3 cache. Compared with AMD E-300 processor, it offers better performance. However, this laptop shouldn’t be considered for CPU intensive tasks like AutoCAD, Revit, 3Ds Max, Adobe CS6 suite or similar other applications. Dell I15RV-1952BLK comes with Integrated Intel HD graphics which operates with 350 MHz and can over clock up to 1 GHz. The graphics shares system memory and low end games, like Dota 2 and World of WarCraft, are playable in low details and setting. However, games like Trackmania can be played fluently. It streams HD videos seamlessly but the display is capable of 720p playback only and is not full HD compatible. There is an HDMI port though, which can be used to connect 1080p HDTV with the laptop to view full HD contents.

Like any other standard laptop, Dell Inspiron I15RV-1952BLK offers 4 GB DDR3 memory which can be expanded up to 8GB. 320 GB 5400 rpm internal hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

The 15.6″ high-definition widescreen display offers native 1366 X 768 pixels resolutions which supports 720p playback.

Beside HDMI port, it offers 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports, LAN jack, audio jack and 8 in 1 media card reader which supports various SD and MMC card formats. There is a Built-in high-definition 1.0MP webcam and digital microphone. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet,802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth.

However, 4 cell lithium-ion battery pack will provide up to 4 hours of battery life depending upon usage.

Pros of Dell Inspiron I15RV-1952BLK

Bluetooth Enabled

USB 3.0 ports

HDMI output

Cons of Dell I15RV-1952BLK

Only 320GB hard drive space

720p playback support

Not a Touch Screen Laptop

2 Responses to Dell Inspiron I15RV-1952BLK

  1. Todd says:

    Trying to find a laptop, on BlackFriday, that my son will be able to play SimsCity. With your comment about the Celeron 1017U being a better performer than the AMD-E300, it sounds as it should be able to run it. Can you let me know before I make a purchase I may regret?

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