The latest Dell Inspiron i3542 series, named Dell Inspiron i3542-3267BK laptop has been release and ready now for order in US market. Comes with new Intel Core i3 processor that based on the 4th generation of Intel Haswell platform and slim design with measures just 1 inch thick, the Inspiron i3542-3267BK 15.6 inch laptop is one of the best choice for entry level user and student who need a decent machine for daily use but did not want to breaking the bank.
Powered by 1.9Ghz Intel Core i3-4030U dual core processor with features Intel Hyperthreading technology and offers a 3MB Cache, Dell Inspiron i3542-3267BK laptop is not promises ultimate performance but still can handle daily productivity applications, some light multimedia tasks and casual modern games with ease. Combine the 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS make promises very smooth and seamless mobile computing performance, even for some demanding modern software. If needed, you can also expands the memory to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM for faster multitasking performance.
Like common inexpensive 15.6 inch daily laptop from another brand, the Dell Inspiron i3542-3267BK laptop is made from high quality plastic for casing. The black color for exterior and interior with ultra slim design makes this machine looks more solid and premium than they are. Speaking of size, the Dell 5.26 lbs laptop which has dimension in 15 x 10.5 x 1 inches is not the lightest 15.6 inch laptop on the market but still comfortable for travel companion and can fit perfectly in almost all carry bag. Similar to Dell Inspiron I35421-666BK 15.6 inch laptop, the i3542-3267BK laptop also shipped with 6-cell Lithium Ion battery that promises up to six hours and 30 minutes of battery runtime between charges in idle mode.
The 15.6 inch High Definition LED Backlit display that paired with Dell TrueLife technology and integrated Intel HD graphics offers fairly crisp, enough brightness and natural color for photo, video and some casual games. The LCD display is supports a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution, which mean you can watch and streaming 720p video from Netflix with ease. Of course, like the predecessor, this machine also equipped with VGA port and HDMI port, so you can share and watching your favorite video in 1080p HD resolution on your HDTV.
Dell Inspiron i3542-3267BK is one of the most affordable laptop that shipped with large memory space. The 1TB of Serial ATA disk drive not only provides plenty of multimedia and document storage capacity, but also allows user to install more applications with ease. On the right Dell Inspiron laptop’s side, the Tray-loading DVD drive allows user to load more video or applications from DVDs cassettes, along with burn their files into CDs format. Above the Dell 15.6 inch laptop screen, you will see front facing web camera that integrated with internal digital microphone for self portrait or make a video conference.
Like the predecessor, this machine comes with full size non-backlit keyboard and has full numeric keypad for large spreadsheets works. Around the Dell i3542-3267BK laptop’s edge, there are few essential port connection features, such as USB 3.0 port, VGA port, Media card reader slot, HDMI port, few USB 2.0 port, RJ 45 port and security lock slot. Furthermore, the sub-$300 Dell machine also equipped with Fast Ethernet LAN, dual stereo speakers, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and few essential applications, such as trial version of Microsoft Office, Windows Essential, McAfee TPeaks LiveSafe trial version and more.
Yeah, the Inspiron i3542-3267BK 15.6 inch isn’t a multimedia and gaming laptop. The graphics performance also bit disappointed and did not supported for playing modern 3D games. But if the price, memory space and slim design are you big concern, Dell Inspiron i3542-3267BK is still has many strengths and one of the best 15.6 inch laptop that you can get for price around at $399. So, what do you think? If you need a cheaper laptop alternative, we suggest you to check he sub-$300 Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298 15.6 inch laptop that comes with Intel Celeron N2830 processor.