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Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 – 15.6″ – Core i5 – 4GB RAM – 320 GB HDD

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Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 – 15.6″ – Core i5 – 4GB RAM – 320 GB HDD

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Description

The Inspiron 15R 5537 belongs to the absolute evergreens in Dell’s product line. The laptop has been refreshed and updated to the current state-of-the-art several times since we reviewed the multimedia laptop.

The latest update includes Intel’s new Haswell generation and promises more power as well as longer battery runtimes. Only the Core i5-4200U and Core i7-4500U are currently available. Both are particularly energy-efficient ULV processors that feature an integrated graphics unit dubbed HD Graphics 4400. The options might be extended by a Core i3-4010U in the intermediate term and is already listed in the technical documents.

8 GB of DDR3 memory, a 1000 GB hard drive and a 15.6-inch WXGA screen complete our review sample. Dell also treats the laptop to a touchscreen in order to make using the preinstalled Windows 8 64-bit version even more instinctive. This configuration of the laptop is available for currently 739 Euros plus 29 Euros (~$979 plus ~$38) for shipping.

Should that be too expensive, buyers might consider looking at the precursorcurrently on sale. It not only includes 4 GB of RAM and the same hard drive capacity, but also a virtually just as fast Core i5-3337U and a dedicated Radeon HD 8730M. Other alternatives would be laptops from the competition, such as Lenovo’s IdeaPad U510 or Asus’ VivoBook S551LB.

 

Case

Blend of plastic and aluminum materials
Blend of plastic and aluminum materials

A ULV CPU and integrated graphics – this should easily make a compact chassis possible. However, Dell has adopted the fairly bulky casing without evident changes. This involves both advantages and disadvantages. The elegant, timeless design is still appealing in terms of looks. Curved forms and the black-silver finish convey an equally discreet and high-quality impression. As in the past, it is also still possible to order a differently colored underside for the new Inspiron 15R. However, only the silver version is currently available in the configurator.

The massive build mentioned above results in a weight of 2.3 kilograms and a thickness of approximately 3.4 centimeters. Comparably swift ultrabooks usually only have a height of about 20 millimeters. However, this is partly due to the downward protruding battery and the somewhat thicker touchscreen in the Inspiron 15R.

The casing has to be praised for its meticulous rigidness. The blend of aluminum and plastic materials prove to be exceptionally resistant so that almost brute force is needed to dent the surface. The screen is virtually on a par with that and also excels with its stiffness. Two accurately-running, very tightly-pulled hinges have a firm grip on the lid although vibrations can cause it to wobble slightly.

In the end, only a few minor manufacturing flaws prevent the Inspiron from reaching a high score. Some gaps could be a bit narrower, but we do not have much to criticize otherwise.

 

Connectivity

Only two of the four USB ports in the laptop comply with the USB 3.0 standard. Both others support USB 2.0 and are thus limited to a transfer rate of approximately 35 MB/s. However, even more annoying than this small drawback is the slow Fast Ethernet port (100 Mbit/s) that should now be extinct. We also missed a DisplayPort out. The only monitor port available is HDMI 1.4a.

Should Dell consider these points of criticism for a possible successor, a repositioning of the single ports would also be desirable. The display and LAN ports would be placed better further toward the laptop’s back.

Front: Card reader
Front: Card reader
Left: Power socket, vent, HDMI, LAN, 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, audio jack
Left: Power socket, vent, HDMI, LAN, 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, audio jack
Rear: No interfaces
Rear: No interfaces
Right: USB 2.0, DVD burner, Kensington lock
Right: USB 2.0, DVD burner, Kensington lock

Communication

The Wi-Fi card dubbed “Dell Wireless 1705” is actually a wireless adapter from Qualcomm/Atheros. To be precise it is the AR9565 model. It does not feature any special highlights. The limitation to 2.4 GHz networks and the 802.11 b/g/n transmission standard are common for affordable entry-level devices. Although the AR9565 only has one antenna and works with single-stream technology (1×1, 150 Mbit/s maximum), we ascertained an above-average range and connection stability in the test. Dell seems to have made quite a good choice in this case, especially since it also supports Bluetooth 4.0.

1.0 megapixel webcam is located in the display’s upper frame. Its quality corresponds to the usual standards. The camera at least takes more or less acceptable pictures and videos in good light but they quickly tend to become noisy in decreasing brightness. However, the microphone’s clear and well-intelligible recordings appealed to us more and often make an additional headset unnecessary.

Accessories

Like many manufacturers, Dell does not add unnecessary accessories and delivers the laptop with almost nothing. The Inspiron only comes with its power supply and a few leaflets.

Consequently, the user has to create a recovery data carrier. This can be performed quite easily via the preinstalled “Dell Backup & Recovery” software. A few other useful programs, such as CyberLinks PowerDVD are also included. However, we see the Amazon and eBay apps as bloatware.

15R 5537

GENERAL

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Operating System
    Windows 8 64-bit Edition
  • Manufacturer
    Dell, Inc.

PROCESSOR / CHIPSET

  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Gen) 4200U / 1.6 GHz
  • Max Turbo Speed
    2.6 GHz
  • Number of Cores
    Dual-Core
  • Cache
    L3 – 3 MB
  • 64-bit Computing
    Yes

CACHE MEMORY

  • Type
    L3 cache
  • Installed Size
    3 MB

MEMORY

  • RAM
    4 GB (2 x 2 GB)
  • Max Supported Size
    8 GB
  • Technology
    DDR3L SDRAM
  • Speed
    1600 MHz
  • Form Factor
    SO-DIMM 204-pin
  • Slots Qty
    2
  • Empty Slots
    0

STORAGE

  • Interface
    Serial ATA-300
  • Optical Drive
    DVD±RW

RAM

  • Memory Speed
    1600 MHz
  • Configuration Features
    1 x 4 GB + 1 x 2 GB
  • Technology
    DDR3L SDRAM
  • Installed Size
    4 GB

ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS

  • Humidity Range Operating
    10 – 90% (non-condensing)

DISPLAY

  • LCD Backlight Technology
    LED backlight
  • Widescreen Display
    Yes
  • Image Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Monitor Features
    TrueLife
  • Type
    LED
  • Touchscreen
    yes (multi-touch)
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    39.6 cm
  • Display Resolution Abbreviation
    HD

AUDIO & VIDEO

  • Graphics Processor
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Integrated Webcam
    Yes
  • Capture Resolutions
    1280 x 720
  • Sound
    Stereo speakers, microphone
  • Audio Codec
    Realtek ALC3223
  • Features
    MaxxAudio 4

HARD DRIVE

  • Spindle Speed
    5400 rpm
  • Type
    HDD
  • Capacity
    320 GB

INPUT

  • Type
    keyboard, touchpad

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Wireless Protocol
    802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wired Protocol
    10/100 Ethernet

OPTICAL STORAGE

  • Drive Type
    DVD-Writer
  • Type
    DVD±RW

PROCESSOR

  • CPU Type
    Core i5
  • Processor Number
    i5-4200U
  • Generation
    4
  • Manufacturer
    Intel
  • Clock Speed
    1.6 GHz

CARD READER

  • Type
    8 in 1 card reader
  • Supported Flash Memory
    MMCplus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick XC, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

BATTERY

  • Technology
    6-cell lithium ion
  • Capacity
    65 Wh
  • Cells
    6-cell
  • Technology
    lithium ion

AC ADAPTER

  • Input
    AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
  • Output
    90 Watt, 19.5 V, 4.62 A

CONNECTIONS & EXPANSION

  • Interfaces
    2 x USB 2.0

    2 x USB 3.0

    LAN

    HDMI

    Headphone/microphone combo jack

  • Memory Card Reader
    8 in 1 (SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, SDHC Card, SDXC Card, Memory Stick XC)

HEADER

  • Brand
    Dell
  • Product Line
    Dell Inspiron
  • Model
    15R 5537
  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Compatibility
    PC

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Color
    silver moon
  • Features
    security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
  • Included Accessories
    power adapter

NETWORKING

  • Data Link Protocol
    Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

SYSTEM

  • Notebook Type
    notebook
  • Platform
    Windows
  • Hard Drive Capacity
    320 GB

MONITOR

  • Diagonal Size
    15.6 in

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Width
    14.8 in
  • Depth
    10.2 in
  • Height
    1.1 in

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Weight
    5.84 lbs

POWER

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

OPERATING SYSTEM / SOFTWARE

  • OS Provided: Type
    Windows 8 64-bit Edition

VIDEO OUTPUT

  • Graphics Processor
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Graphics Processor Series
    Intel HD Graphics

NOTEBOOK CAMERA

  • Integrated Webcam
    Yes

SERVICE & SUPPORT

  • 3 Year Tech & Labour 3 Months Parts

GENERAL

  • Manufacturer
    Dell, Inc.

Refurbished Laptops

Additional information

Weight 2.53 kg
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 5 cm