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Final Clearance Dell Inspiron 15 15.6" Laptop - Black (Intel Core i5-4210U/ 1TB HDD/ 8GB RAM/ Windows 8.1)

  • Model #: i3542-11000BK
  • Web Code: 10298306
  • Release Date: 07/18/2014
(41 ratings)

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Revel in every movie, photo, game and more with the Dell Inspiron 15 laptop's vibrant 15.6" HD screen plus the power of an Intel Pentium processor, 8GB RAM, and spacious 1TB hard drive.

More Information

  • Vibrant and crisp 15.6" screen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
  • Powerful and smooth Intel Pentium processor and 8GB RAM
  • Super-spacious 1TB hard drive
  • Transfer and share data at super-fast speeds with USB 3.0
  • See it all on a big-screen high definition display via HDMI
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • It's sleek, stylish and up to 21% thinner and 19% lighter than previous models
  • Pre-loaded with the versatile, cutting-edge Windows 8.1

What's in the Box?

  • External Power Supply

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.3 / 5
Based on 41 ratings,29 Reviews
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 68%

24 Reviews

Critical 31%

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  • from Ontario
  • Jul 16, 2015

Do not buy this computer

DO NOT BUY THIS COMPUTER. The computer and Windows operating system are old, slow and continuously needing updates. Invest your money in a Mac instead.

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Mar 03, 2015

Dell 3000 series

My dell is 15.6" , Inspirion 15, 3000series, i5. Really love how quick it starts and shuts down. Btw, it'll only let me rate it 1 star

  • from Scarborough, ON
  • Feb 19, 2015

Key board not working

had this laptop for less than a month and all of a sudden key board stopped working..

  • from Burlington, ON
  • Feb 12, 2015

Good Laptop

If your looking for a good performing laptop that is a decent price, this is it. I got this on sale for $........ Good deal. Overall, if you are looking for a new laptop but don't need a powerhouse for gaming, this is a great choice. Only complaint would be the max resolution...I prefer 1920x1080. Still, looks good.

  • from Windsor, ON
  • Jan 21, 2015

Great for the price

Bought this computer on Saturday to replace an old Sony. Need to get use to Windows 8.1. My Sony was Windows Vista!!!!!!!!!!! I was impressed with the assistance I received from the Sales Consultant. She helped steer me in the right direction

  • from Thornhill, ON
  • Jan 20, 2015

VEry good

VEry good prod

  • from Saskatchewan
  • Jan 12, 2015

Falls Short

This laptop assumes that you always have a wireless internet connection available. On this model there is no LAN connection as it suggests in the specifications. There is no DVD in the slot that would normally house one. This DELL as with many I have seen are put out as cheap as possible. No extras. Good luck reloading the OS if you have no LAN or DVD. Lets just rely on the USB port to keep this puppy going. [...]

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Nov 08, 2014

Good value on sale

This seems to be a pretty good computer, but I have only had it for one week. One important thing to note is that the mouse pad is extremely oversensitive... constantly acting as though you have clicked, when you are searching pages. It's an annoying feature for everyday use, but I got it on sale and think it was worth the price for the other features.

  • from Montreal
  • Nov 03, 2014

Good Laptop

This laptop does what it says but the battery last about 4 hours a bit disappointing the graphics are ok . 8 Gig of ram is ok but 1 single core so because of that it`s slow .

  • from North York, ON
  • Oct 30, 2014

Great Laptop For Price

Grabbed this Laptop on sale. Absolutely loved it. Replacing a Samsung Laptop that broke down within first few months of purchase. Use Laptop for music production. Able to withstand my software and recording/editing tracks. Grab this beauty. Great price for what you get.

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Oct 23, 2014

Outstanding laptop

I'm a tech guy who does lots of computing for my clients. I have tried few different version of laptop and I have always find Dell laptops, included this Inspiron i5 has much better performance then any other similar manufactures. Its pricy but worth it. I also discovered this Inspiron i5 perform better then other brand of A8 laptop and I'm impressed! Over all I love it !!

  • from Toronto
  • Oct 17, 2014

Awesome powerhouse

Everything is fast. Only critique is I'm going from a desktop and so widescreen does make the vertical height shorter and hence images on websites require more scrolling. But for gaming, and graphic design, a lovely little thing.

  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Oct 15, 2014

Dell Inspirion

I am enjoying this computer,I had originally purchased a Hewlett Packard which ended up being returned, so far so good with the Dell, not overly impressed with the scroll pad as it seems to be selective at times.

  • from North York ON
  • Oct 11, 2014

Dell and Intel , good combo

I got it on a deal, find this laptop good, , will recommend this product.

  • from Alberta
  • Oct 11, 2014

Good price

It does everything the webpage said it would, but it is slow. It needs upgrade in hard drive speed.

  • from St. Catharines, ON
  • Oct 08, 2014

Great laptop

I bought this when it was [$price], and well worth the money. I am still adapting to Windows 8, and have run into some issues coding a game at the moment but that is probably due to the program. But looking at the everyday needs it is very helpful and usable. I recommend.

  • from Halifax, NS
  • Oct 04, 2014

Good bargain on sale but not quite perfect.

I bought this laptop a few weeks ago and it does everything the webpage said it would. However running 720p HD videos on youtube is a bit tricky at times and I'm not sure why. The hard drive is slow but I knew that. A few minor upgrades and this laptop would be great, {Hard drive speed, processor and video capabilities need to be increased just a little bit}. If you want to play games, I doubt this laptop will please you. The touch screen seems very good and the laptop is quiet and cool, no heat issues at all. For regular work or regular internet surfing it's just about perfect. I will make another review if anything changes or update this on if I can. I will also install a game on it to see how it does. Perhaps an old game and a new one to compare.

  • from Brampton, ON
  • Sep 26, 2014

Excellent Value

Excellent laptop and great features. The battery doesn't seem to last as long as claimed. Also, scroll pad not very response. Otherwise, this laptop represents good value for the features it has.

  • from Waterloo, ON
  • Sep 23, 2014

It's a Whopper! And has some internet issues

Using the laptop at university and it is treating me well. I like the big screen. For some reason, when I am running video games, the internet connectivity appears to lose bars and it craps out... not sure if it is just my router but I'll have to do some more tests with it.

  • from Oakville, ON
  • Sep 23, 2014

Heavy weight Laptop

Compared to the same size from Toshiba, much heavier product indeed. Looks reliable and easy setup, no issues in the short 2 weeks we had this product. Time is the judge. I bought this product under the impression it is 15 inch.

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Sep 22, 2014

Excellent Product

I love this product.It is light weight...good keypads...number pad helps too. The laptop features are good too. Overall a good product. Best Buy did not offer any Laptop bag..this was a drawback. The keypads are in French and English...and are crumbled and thus the main keyboard area feels very constricted.

  • from Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Sep 21, 2014

It is amazing.

Laptop is very good. At first look i was scared about the thin screen. But when I handled it its really very good. No issues so far.....

  • from Halifax, NS
  • Sep 21, 2014

Great Deal

Very happy with the speed and the memory. Graphics are great.

  • from Orangeville, ON
  • Sep 21, 2014

Outstanding Value

Great Laptop, picked it up on sale for $[...], nothing compares to it in that price range. Even if I paid full price I would still be very happy with it. Rock solid Laptop for an outstanding price.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Sep 17, 2014

It works for me...

It's a bargain (on sale)...not lightweight, though.

  • from Toronto
  • Sep 17, 2014

Great piece

Got a very good deal. I can't complain it's performance is great. So far so good.

  • from L'Épiphanie, QC
  • Sep 14, 2014

Upgrade the HDD and unleash the potential!

Got it when it was only [...]$ ([...]$ reduction from the actual price), which is VERY good for a laptop with those specs. Unless you're a hardcore gamer, this thing can handle anything you throw at it. The only bad thing about this laptop is the Hard Drive Disk (HDD). It makes almost every action you do slower and I can see why some people will rate it 1 star. Cause yes, you MUST, cause this beauty is SATA III, buy a Solid State Drive (SSD). You can easily change this laptop HDD for an SSD and reinstall windows (if you have the knowledge or know someone with the knowledge to do so). Then you will have the BEST laptop you can get for [...] bucks! That's what I did and my sister was more than impress by the beast hidden in this machine! PS: I wouldn't buy it without buying an SSD too. That would be only a waste of money.

  • from Nanaimo, BC
  • Sep 10, 2014

Does what is expected of it and more

It is not the prettiest looking laptop in the market, let's get that out of the way. At first glace it might look ordinary, but the specifications this thing houses are astonishing for the price.sometimes makes me wonder how it might have been possible to fit it all in such a price range...all in all, a good buy, does what you need and more, but again, nothing/no one is perfect so if you have realistic expectation, it wont let you down.

  • from London
  • Sep 07, 2014


Laptop sucks in general it doesnt do its job right and is reallly reallly slow and freezes all the time.