July 11, 2017
Dell Inspiron 15 3521 is equipped with an Intel Core i5-3337U (2x 1.Eight GHz). It is an Ivy Bridge offshoot and the better clocking model of the Core i5-3317U (2x 1.7 GHz). Alternatives from Dell also are available at the loose market, as an example Core i7-3537U (3521-0620) and i3-2375M (3521-0606). The price of the i3 model is best four hundred Euros (~$533, with OS), however simplest consists of an HD 3000 portraits card.

Our test device, like the i7 fashions, comes with a devoted AMD Radeon HD 8750M (2 GB) or the older HD 7670M. The section "Gaming Performance" will discuss the relevance of this distinction. The difficult pressure has 500, 750, or 1,000 GB, relying on the price degree. The most important memory usually has 4 GB (1 module, 1 slot to be had).

Graphics Card Dell Inspiron 15
One of the maximum thrilling additives of the Dell Inspiron 15 is the pix card. The AMD Radeon HD 8750M has a GPU turbo of 620 to 775 MHz (according to the records sheet). The HD 8730M of the extra high-priced 15R has the identical amount of shaders however not any such turbo (384 shaders, 650 MHz). Does our pattern, consequently, have more gaming strength for less money? Not quite. Dell has confined the turbo to seven-hundred MHz, which is why the GPU clocks between 300 (idle) and seven hundred MHz (load). At least it behaves the same at some point of battery mode and simultaneous maximum CPU load (pressure check, see ergonomics paragraph similarly down).

The synthetic benchmarks show decent values for the HD 8750M in contrast to the competitors with entry-level GPUs. The HD 8730M of the sister model Inspiron 15R-5521 reaches the identical rating in 3DMark 11. The dilemma of the rapid, therefore, nullifies the gaming gain of our device.

However, the GT 620M and GT 630M lie 12 to 31% in the back of. The GT 640M of the V3-571G outperforms our device by using +27%, which is why game enthusiasts must have a near take a look at this 15-incher (from 570 Euros, ~$760, with GT 640M!).

The Radeon HD 7670M (previous era) is applicable for the evaluation at this factor. This GPU is not beneficial although. On the contrary: the Satellite Pro L870-16P and L850-153 offer about 20-25% much less computing strength in 3DMark 11. For the subsequent video games the values lie among -10 and -30%, despite the fact that both Toshiba gadgets run on a 35 watts processor. Hence game enthusiasts need to choose the HD 8750M.

Detail Laptops Dell Inspiron 15 3521
This is what crossed our minds after unpacking the Dell Inspiron 15. A matte plastic chassis without flourish crowned off with a haptic pattern accompanied via hardware of the lower mid-variety (but with a 1 TB HDD), a run-of-the-mill glossy-display and the basic interfaces, which are standard for a client computer.

But it's far the hardware that makes this undeniable notebook so thrilling: A low-voltage processor Core i5-3337U that could as properly be mounted in an ultrabook combined with an AMD Radeon HD 8750M (2 GB). The package is freely available available on the market for 540 Euros (~$720). This makes it nearly a hundred and fifty Euros (~$200) less expensive than the flagship Inspiron 15R-5521 (HD 8730M), which we reviewed in February 2013. Therefore, our 15-incher competes with the access-stage multimedia-laptops in the fee-range of beneath 550 Euros (~$734).

This fee-range carries, among others, the subsequent gadgets, which we've previously tested; partially with modified configurations. The two most exciting competitors are the V3-571G (HD panel version) and the IdeaPad Z580, due to their powerful GPUs.

Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Specifications

  • Intel Celeron processor 1017U (2M Cache, 1.6 GHz
  • 4GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 320GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive,Optical drive not included
  • 15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)

Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Windows x64 Drivers Download

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