Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series i7548-4271SLV FHD Touch Laptop Review

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series i7548-4271SLV 15.6 inch FHD Touchscreen Laptop Review

15.6" Dell Inspiron i7548-4271SLV
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Dell Inspiron i7548-4271SLV is a premium, fast and powerful 15.6 inch FHD touchscreen laptop with high specs as part of the 15 7000 series so it is not a particularly low priced one, but you have pretty good technical specs at first sight including a Broadwell Intel i7, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive, Full HD touch screen with IPS, loud and clear sound, faster 802.11ac WiFi, cool operation, slim build, decent battery life and only small flaws that we will mention below and let’s find out if it would be the right laptop for you.

Dell Inspiron comes with the ultra low voltage 5th generation dual core Intel i7-5500U processor (4M Cache) at 2.4GHz with turbo boost for up to 3.00 GHz and hyper threading for two cores to handle four threads in parallel, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM memory (2 x 4GB) for multitasking and up to 16GB is supported, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm spindle speed that more than almost anyone would need (if you want the much faster SSD for faster boot-ups and waking up from hibernation you will need to remove the HDD) and 64-bit English Windows 8.1 operating system that will be replaced by Windows 10 soon.

15.6 inch Truelife LED-backlit touchscreen with wide viewing angles of IPS panel and the maximum of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution- a sharp and bright display with very accurate colours. Intel HD Graphics 5500 is good enough for general multimedia tasks and should let you play later games but only at low settings and low frame rates per second but no worries with titles like World of Warcraft, League of Legends or Battlefield 4, a simple 1280 x 720 pixel webcam with an integrated microphone is also included and will be handy for those Skype chats. Sound quality is impressive- crisp and clear with the Waves MaxxAudio and integrated stereo speakers.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series i7548-4271SLV 15.6 inch FHD Touchscreen Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron weighs 4.65 pounds (average weight for a 15.6 inch machine) and is only 0.78 inch thick (dimensions of 0.78 x 14.87 x 10.28 inches), has a great design with forged aluminium and is suitable for those on the go. It has a backlit keyboard without a numeric keypad despite the large screen size (but not sure if many people would need a separate numpad) and you can expect an easy 5 to 6 hours of battery life from its 3-cell lithium ion battery. Connectivity options include the up to 3 times faster 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.0 (dual band 2.4 and 5Ghz), 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output to connect to your HDTV or external monitor. For Ethernet with RJ-45 - wired internet it looks like you will need a USB dongle and it doesn’t come with an optical drive but an integrated media card slot for multimedia files (supports MMC and SD formats) on small cards. It is also Intel Wireless Display capable so you can connect to your HDTV without cables- wirelessly.

Conclusion: Dell Inspiron i7548-4271SLV has a great solid build quality with a cutting edge design, works very smoothly and lag-free for most tasks thanks to the 8GB memory and the latest generation Intel i7 processor that focuses more on power efficiency than super high performance like the other Intel i7 processors but it will handle pretty much anything including Photoshop, video watching, programming, light gaming (as it doesn’t come with an at least mid level discrete GPU- you will be restricted with the Intel HD 5500). Immersive is pretty impressive when you’re watching movies or 1TB mechanical storage is very big but the speed is at 5400rpm which is neither 7200rpm nor SSD level so you will feel the difference when you’re loading files or opening photos etc. but overall performance is pretty snappy. It is quite unusual for a 15.6 inch laptop not to have a 10-key numeric pad on the side but the keyboard is quite easy to type on and you’ll like the backlighting feature for typing comfortably in the dark. Touch display and touchpad both function very well with the Windows 8 functions. System stays cool for long periods of time and performs very well under pressure- everything seems to run smoothly and efficiently. Performance, portability and design.. and it is well worth the money.

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