2021 Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with Celeron N4020 Review

2021 Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with Celeron N4020

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Business and Student Laptop

The latest 2021 model Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is a business and student laptop with a 15.6-inch high definition display, Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 256GB Solid State Drive, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, Windows 10 Home operating system, HD webcam and modern connectivity options and ports.

The quarter 1 of 2020 release dual core Intel Celeron N4020 is an entry level processor (4M cache, 2 threads without hyperthreading) with a Passmark benchmark score of 1588, 4-way processing and an ultra low voltage platform for energy efficiency. It works at the speeds between 1.1GHz and 2.8GHz as needed by the tasks at hand. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 6 watts. The processor performance is fine for the not demanding daily tasks like word processing, spreadsheets, casual gaming, web surfing and video streaming.

RAM capacity is upgraded to 16GB and this high-bandwidth memory will run different browser tabs and apps simultaneously and smoothly without lags or freezing. The local storage is also upgraded to 256GB SSD and you have good amount of space for saving your regular and multimedia files. It is also much faster than a regular SATA hard drive and you have the quick data transfer and boot ups. Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system has a user-friendly interface with different apps, Microsoft Edge browser that allows you to mark up web pages, Cortana Personal Assistant and Windows 7 type Start screen.

Please note that this Dell Inspiron is not a refurbished computer and the technicians opened the original seal just for the RAM and SSD upgrades after testing and inspecting the machine. And this is how you get the generous specification advertised. There is no Optical DVD Drive and the connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless,Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop Celeron N4020 Bluetooth, an HDMI 1.4b output, Multi-format SD Media Card Reader, a headphone/microphone combo jack, 2 x USB 3.2 gen 1 ports and a USB 2.0 gen 1 port.

15.6-inch LED-backlit anti-glare non-touch HD display has the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and narrow borders. The picture quality is not as clear or sharp as a Full HD display but adequate. Intel UHD 600 graphics card shares the video memory with the Celeron N4020 processor and offers sufficient graphics performance for daily use, for tasks like web browsing, basic photo editing, movies and light gaming. It has an average G3D videocard benchmark of 329 at the moment and the performance level is on par with the older Apollo Lake Intel HD 500.

For sound it comes with the HD Audio, Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro and the 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers. You have a built-in 720p HD webcam at 30fps on the top bezel with the single array microphone. There is a full-size non-backlit keyboard with a numpad on the side. You can expect up to 8.5 hours of battery life from its solid battery at the reduced light settings, thanks to the low TDP. Carbon black Dell Inspiron 15 3000 weighs 3.64 pounds and measures 14.11L x 9.27W x 0.68H inches. It first became available on August 25, 2021 and there aren’t many customer reviews online yet. You’ll get a microfiber included in the package.

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