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Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK)

Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK)

Item: 1075789    Model: I3542-8334BK

Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK)
4.5stars
( 14 reviews)
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  • 4th generation Intel Core i5-4210U 3M cache, up to 2.7GHz processor
  • 8GB single-channel DDR3L memory supports robust multitasking
  • 1TB SATA 5400 RPM hard drive offers generous storage capacity
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Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK)
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Good value

I haven't gotten to attempt anything in depth on this machine, such as ripping a DVD or CD. It is a gift for my daughter, so no apps are loaded besides open office...Read complete review

I haven't gotten to attempt anything in depth on this machine, such as ripping a DVD or CD. It is a gift for my daughter, so no apps are loaded besides open office and chrome browser.
What I notice is that the signal strength for the Wifi adapter is very good (she'll be thrilled with this) and that the operations it does are done quickly. Boot time is about 20-30 seconds if you're not rebooting for updates.
Windows 7 was a bonus for me, as we have 2 other W7 machines and aren't replacing them yet. Ease of use points for that factor. Additional points in my opinion on the slim form factor yet being able to add a DVD drive. We still are transitioning between physical disks and digital media and it was important for this next machine to have that DVD drive while the technologies evolve.

If I were to pick nits, the only item I'd like is a second solid state hard drive to act as the boot drive. I didn't expect that at the price point though, and most machines don't have 2 drive bays, whether used or not.

For the total of five Benjamins this was a great deal, in my opinion. I nearly bought a second to replace my own aging laptop but, alas, they're out of stock. That helped my decision.

I hope this helps.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Nice display but slow

I bought this because it was a Dell and it runs Windows 7. I don't want Windows 8.1 yet! So I have an older Inspiron 1520 with a Core 2 Duo 2.43 MHz chip...Read complete review

I bought this because it was a Dell and it runs Windows 7. I don't want Windows 8.1 yet! So I have an older Inspiron 1520 with a Core 2 Duo 2.43 MHz chip that can only run Windows XP SP3. It runs way faster than this 3542 with an i5 1.7 MHz. The description on the tech specs say up to 2.7 MHz, but it is still way slower than my 1520. My 1520 only has 3 GB of memory but it still functions way better than this 3542 with 8 GB installed. Go figure? Also the sound is really poor. I realize that technology advancements are always looking to make products thinner, so the new 3542 is about 1/2 as tall as my 1520. Maybe that is why the sound from it is no good. It doesn't come with an owner's operations manual and when you try to download it from the Dell website, the .pdf file says owners manual but when you open it is actually a service manual telling you how to take apart and re-assemble it. I will be returning it and searching for a better Windows 7 machine.

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3.0

Hard drive and screen are really bad but

By Rahul

from Nutley

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK):

This computer is one of the few Windows 7 laptops with 8GB of RAM and i5 and 1TB hard drive. The normal expectation is that it would be very fast. So the computer is sleek, has a full keyboard with number keyboard as well.

The boot time is bad as the hard drive is slow as hell. The graphics card is even worst and the screen looks like cloudy at all angles except once which is very hard to do considering the laptop is always on your lap.
The quick fix is
- I replaced the hard drive with an SSD, the laptop now runs super fast, restart time is under 30 seconds and the laptop is using much less battery, it is not getting as heated like before either
- I attached it to 24" inch screen so at least it is not cloudy but the resolution is terrible but manageable.

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4.0

Might be a 5-star

By Tleeb

from Seattle

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK):

I haven't had the laptop too long, and haven't used it all that much. The little that I have, though, it has been excellent in all respects. I bought it mainly for general web-surfing, some T.V. and/or movie streaming, and work (MS Word). It is absolutely great at all of this and the keyboard layout is good; this is my first laptop, I've had nothing but a desktop so I was unsure if I would like the keyboard, but I've been pleasantly surprised. I would recommend to anyone looking for a laptop with the same reasons as I was looking.

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4.0

Dell Inspiron

By Harold Hill

from Pittsboro, IN

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK):

The computer is what I expected, however the display screen is somewhat disappointing. My previous computer has a higher resolution screen. However, the computer does what I expected of it. The keyboard is very sensitive, which means that you must be watchful of what you are doing. Overall the computer is excellent.

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4.0

Dell Inspiron Laptop

By WD

from OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK):

I purchased this to replace on older HP laptop that's runninng Win XP. It seems like a good machine so far. I am not crazy about the feel of the kepboard, but I may add a separate keyboard at some point since it normally resides on my desk. It has all of the features I need even though it's not a high end machine. It meets my needs and the price was decent with a discount.

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5.0

Good value

By Matt V

from Hagerstown, MD

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop (I3542-8334BK):

I haven't gotten to attempt anything in depth on this machine, such as ripping a DVD or CD. It is a gift for my daughter, so no apps are loaded besides open office and chrome browser.
What I notice is that the signal strength for the Wifi adapter is very good (she'll be thrilled with this) and that the operations it does are done quickly. Boot time is about 20-30 seconds if you're not rebooting for updates.
Windows 7 was a bonus for me, as we have 2 other W7 machines and aren't replacing them yet. Ease of use points for that factor. Additional points in my opinion on the slim form factor yet being able to add a DVD drive. We still are transitioning between physical disks and digital media and it was important for this next machine to have that DVD drive while the technologies evolve.

If I were to pick nits, the only item I'd like is a second solid state hard drive to act as the boot drive. I didn't expect that at the price point though, and most machines don't have 2 drive bays, whether used or not.

For the total of five Benjamins this was a great deal, in my opinion. I nearly bought a second to replace my own aging laptop but, alas, they're out of stock. That helped my decision.

I hope this helps.

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