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Dell Inspiron 15-3542 15.6" Laptop Computer - Black

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Overview

SKU:
224006
Mfr Part #:
I3542-1666BK
UPC:
884116144656


  • Intel Pentium 3558U Dual Core Processor 1.7GHz
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM
  • 500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • Integrated Video
  • DVDRW Drive
  • Media Card Reader
  • 10/100 Network
  • Dell Wireless-N 1705
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 15.6" HD LED-backlit Truelife Display

Manage daily tasks with the affordable Inspiron 15 - a 15.6" laptop computer with a 3rd Gen Intel Core processor and HD widescreen display.

Specifications

Product Information
SKU
224006
Mfr Part#
I3542-1666BK
UPC
884116144656
General Information
Series
Inspiron
Model Number
I3542-1666BK
Lifestyle
Home & Student
Color - Lid
Black
Color - Base
Black
Color - Keyboard
Black
Platform
Notebook PC
Operating System
Operating System
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Processor
CPU Brand
Intel
CPU Core
Dual-Core
CPU Type
Pentium Dual-Core
CPU Speed
3558U (1.7GHz)
Smart Cache
2MB
FSB
DMI2 5GT/s
CPU Main Features
Virtualization Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Secure Key
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Memory
Total Memory
4GB
Memory Speed
DDR3-1600
Form Factor
204-pin SO-DIMM
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Memory Configuration
1 x 4GB
Hard Drive
HD Interface
SATA
HD RPM
5,400 RPM
HD Capacity
500GB
HD Configuration
1 x 500GB
Multimedia Drives
Optical Drive
DVDRW
Optical Drive Specifications
DVDRW Drive
Display
Screen Size
15.6"
Display Type
HD TrueLife LED-backlit LCD
Resolution
1366x768
Widescreen
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Webcam Resolution
720p
Video
Video Memory
Shared
Video Connectors
1 x HDMI
Audio
Audio System
Waves MaxxAudio
Communications
LAN
Ethernet LAN
LAN Data Transfer Rate
10/100Mbps
WLAN
Wireless LAN
Wireless Technology
802.11n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0
Card Reader
Media Supported
Secure Digital
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Card Reader
Media Card Reader
Ports and Connectors
HDMI
1
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
1
LAN RJ-45
1
Audio
1
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
English non Backlit
Mouse Type
Touchpad
Power
Battery
4-Cell Lithium-Ion
Battery Life
Up to 6 Hours, 33 Minutes (Stated battery Life is estimated based on manufacturers engineering testing for a new battery. Actual performance will vary based on notebook settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.)
Environmental Specifications
Energy Star Compliant
Yes
Physical Specifications
Width
15"
Depth
10.5"
Height
1"
Weight
5.26 lbs.
What's in the Box
Preloaded Software
Microsoft Office Trial
Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials
McAfee Live Safe Trial
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts
1 Year Limited
Labor
1 Year Limited

Important Add-Ons

Add-Ons

LCD Displays

Essentials

Headphones

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Questions and Answers

More Info

Microsoft® Windows 8.1
Supporting touch-screen capability, Windows 8.1 responds to swipe, pinch, and tap user interaction so you can easily enjoy your favorite apps, games, navigate the web, email, and more.

Windows 8.1 continues the personalized user environment for every need. Animated tiles provide timely updates on weather, social media, news and all things important to you. View and share photos from a single app, centralize all of your email accounts in one place, streamline managing messaging and social media contacts. Built-in cloud storage makes accessing and sharing photos so simple from wherever you happen to be. And, you'll find tons of great stuff available in the Windows Store.

Of course, it still works with the traditional keyboard and mouse so moving between windows and programs is as easy as a swipe or a click. And, the familiar Start button and Taskbar offer access to all of your other files, documents, your favorite music, and more.

500GB SATA Hard Drive
SATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. This type of hard drive has an integrated controller which supports the drive. A SATA interface connects an ATA hard drive to the computer's motherboard. The advantage of SATA is speed, smaller cables, and it uses a separate bus. Smaller cables can easily be stowed out of the way of other components. This also promotes better airflow within the case helping to keep your system cooler. What can you do with a 500GB Serial ATA hard drive? You can store up to 107,000 songs or 85,000 photos.

Intel® Smart Cache
With Intel Smart Cache you benefit from increased data access because the cache is shared between the cores from a single access point and optimized by workload demand. That means your system is making maximum use of its resources, enhancing multi-threading, and reducing storage redundancy.

Intel Quick Sync Video
Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Quick Sync Video enables users to quickly create, edit, synchronize, and share video files from home or make them available online without the need for extra hardware. In addition, media conversion between devices takes just minutes thanks to hardware acceleration streamlining this process at incredible speed. That includes creating DVDs, Blu-ray™ discs, or editing and converting HD videos for portable media devices or uploading to your favorite social media sites.

Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Enjoy better than ever visual quality and color fidelity enhancements and exceptionally vivid HD and Blu-ray™ playback. Built into every 2nd generation Intel Core™ processor, Clear Video Technology takes color accuracy to a whole new level bringing every image to life whether you're surfing the Net, catching an HD movie, or enjoying your own videos.

By using a combination of hardware and software technologies, Intel has enabled enhanced high-quality, 108p high-def image rendering in a variety of media including Blu-ray and streaming web content.

Waves MaxxAudio
Offering bigger bass and crystal clear highs, MaxxAudio delivers quality sound like you've never heard it from a laptop before. Amp your music, games, movies—even web chats—with a full range of smooth, studio-quality sound delivered through MaxxAudio's 10-band graphic equalizer. You won't miss a word of your favorite songs or films when you use MaxxAudio's Dialog boosters to balance speech with background sounds. And, no more repeatedly adjusting the volume. MaxxLeveler seamlessly transitions between between action and subltle sound for consistent audio tones.

Intel Virtualization Technology
Consolidates multiple environments into a single server or PC. It provides greater user flexibility that can help reduce costs, improve security, and increase resiliency regarding contingency planning.

Extended Page Tables
Boosting memory for demanding virtualizaiton applications, this hardware optimization, also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), helps reduce power consumption and its associated costs while also aiding battery life.

Intel 64
Take advantage of 64-bit computing when using 64-bit compatible software. This architecture enables systems to access more than 4GB of virtual and physical memory. Also known as EM64T, it is fully compatible with 32-bit operating systems giving you the flexibility to upgrade to a 64-bit OS when ever you're ready. Intel's 64 architecture works on servers, workstations, desktops, and mobile platforms.

Intel Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Now get even more performance enhancing, energy conserving benefits from Intel. With SpeedStep technology, your processor simultaneously switches voltage and frequency to high or low levels depending on processor load. Enhanced SpeedStep technology performs voltage and frequency changes separately so the system performs better with reduced latency due to system unavailability.

Thermal Monitoring Technologies
This feature is designed to protect the processor in the event of unusual circumstances such as cooling fan failure which can cause damage if internal chassis temperatures become higher than normal. It works by reducing the processor's power consumption if the programmed thermal temperature is exceeded.

The processor contains a thermal diode which measures the actual CPU temperature and relays its temperature and thermal requirements to the motherboard. The motherboard uses those requirements to control the processor fan and ensure it does not spin faster than necessary - even under worst case power use.

Intel HD Audio
Integrated audio technology enables multi-channel playback at a higher quality than earlier integrated audio formats.

Intel Rapid Storage Technology
For systems with one or more hard drives, Intel Matrix Storage technology offers extra protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. In addition to this protection, desktop and mobile users will benefit from a high level of performance and platform expandability.

Intel Smart Connect Technology
No more waiting for your computer to perform updates of your social networking and email programs. Intel Smart Connect technology lets your system do these updates while it's in sleep mode.

Intel Secure Key
Intel Secure Key is a feature designed to keep your data and personal information safe by strengthening encryption capability via a digital random number generator.

Execute Disable Bit
Reduces your system's exposure to viruses and mal-ware attacks, and the chances of self-executing and propagating software from taking down your system or network. That can save you costly repairs, lost productivity, and revenue.

10/100 Fast Ethernet Network
A highspeed pathway to send your data to other devices networked to your computer enabling you to share files and Internet access.

Bluetooth 4.0
Also known as Bluetooth Smart Ready, it takes wireless communication to a whole new level. First, it's compatible with a large number of devices like tablets, smart phones, and of course computers, but it's also compatible with TV remotes, and even appliances. All of these things will be controlled using apps, so the ability to turn on the lights or your oven before you get home will be as easy as picking up your cellphone. In addition, it uses considerably less power than before.

10/100 Fast Ethernet Network
A highspeed pathway to send your data to other devices networked to your computer enabling you to share files and Internet access.

Warranty & Support

Vendor Warranty:

  • Parts: 1 Year Limited
  • Labor: 1 Year Limited

Vendor Support:

Micro Center 15 Day Return Policy

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Desktop / notebook computers, tablets, processors, motherboards, digital cameras, camcorders and projectors, 3D printers, 3D scanners, and CD/DVD duplicators may be returned within 15 days of purchase. All other products may be returned within 30 days of purchase. Merchandise must be in new condition, with original carton/UPC, and all packaging/accessories/materials. If you need to return software, a game or a movie, remember that you may not retain any copies — it’s not legal, and it’s not nice.

Wireless Phones & Devices
Wireless phones and devices may be returned within 14 days of purchase. When returning a wireless phone or device with a plan, you are responsible for ensuring that your service is cancelled with the carrier. If you don’t cancel your service, you may incur additional charges from your carrier. All carrier charges are your responsibility.

Refunds will be credited to the credit card or debit card account used for the original purchase.

 

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