Dell Inspiron i15RV-953BLK is a non touch-screen Windows 8 based 15.6” Laptop, available at around $350 at Amazon. It comes with 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB memory. These specs, however, fail to distinguish it from other models available in the market. There are many laptops, with similar specs, available at the same price. The 1.9 GHz Intel Pentium 2127U ULV processor in Inspiron i15RV-953BLK can deliver day to day tasks smoothly. For example, typing docs, working with spreadsheets, social media, browsing web with multiple tabs can be done smoothly. The advantage of i15RV-953BLK is that it offers impressive number of ports- 2USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0, which is commonly not found in a budget laptop.
Dell Inspiron i15RV-953BLK performance and specification
Dell Inspiron i15RV-953BLK is one step advanced model while compared with Dell i15RV-6190BLK. Dell Inspiron i15RV-953BLK comes with Intel core 2127U processor which is an advance version of 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium 2117U. Both are Intel’s 3rd generation ivy bridge processors. Rest of the features, in both the laptops, is similar. However, users won’t be able to notice any significant difference in performance of these laptops. Both laptops are not suitable for CPU or GPU intensive applications. Here are some more details about Intel core 2127U processor. This ULV Intel processor is a dual core processor with each core operating at 1.9 GHz frequency. Intel 2127U Pentium processor lacks both, Hyperthreading and Turboboost, technology. The TDP rating of this processor is 17 Watt. It comes with Integrated HD graphics which is the only graphic option for the machine. When it comes to gaming, Dell i15RV-953BLK allows you to play older and low end games in low details and settings. Games like Dota 2, starcraft 2, Tomb Raider (20fps), Dead Space 3, Fifa 13 can be played in this laptop. You can watch HD (720p) video playback smoothly. It doesn’t support full HD or 1080p playback. However, you can connect laptop to full HD compatible monitor or television and enjoy 1080p playback.
Like other Dell 3521 models, Dell i15RV-953BLK comes with matte black textured outfit. The bezel houses a webcam. There is a dedicated numeric keypad. The 15.6” LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD features 1366 by 768 resolution
It comes with 4 GB DDR3L single DIMM memory with 1600MHz speed. There is a conventional 500 GB 5400 rpm hard drive installed in the laptop. Windows 8 is preloaded on the drive.
Dell i15RV-953BLK comes with 4 USB ports- two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0. Other ports included are HDMI output, audio jack and RJ 45 connector. It also offers a DVD burner and 8-in-1 media card reader.
Network connectivity is supported by inbuilt Ethernet LAN, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth. The 4 Cell 40 WHr lithium ion Battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life (approx).
Pros of Dell Inspiron i15RV-953BLK
Impressive number of ports
Cons of Dell Inspiron i15RV-953BLK
Non touch-screen laptop
At $350, Dell Inspiron i15RV-953BLK is not an extremely cheap laptop but, considering price and features comparison, it is not overpriced.