The Dell I15R-2106SLV, one of the Inspiron 15R 5520 configurations, is now on sale. It packs the 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M processor, which is a middle-of-the-road model in the latest 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” CPU line. Scoring 3,913 PassMark points, the dual-core i5-3210M is way slower than the quad-core i7-3612QM with a score of 7,730 in the same benchmark. But, the i5 is sufficient for routine computing tasks, as well as media creation and it’s still faster than the 2nd Gen i3-2370M (3,242 points), which can be found in some other Inspiron 15R 5220 configurations. A newer CPU generation usually means a longer battery life, and that’s the case here also. According to the official data, the battery life is more than 6 and a half hours long. True, that run time is likely achieved with heavy use of battery saving system options, so you can expect less autonomy in the real life.
The CPU is a mid-range one, but storage space and RAM memory are maximal for this notebook series, with capacities of 1 Terabyte and 8GB, respectively.
For more info on the design and features of the I15R-2106SLV, you can check out the overview of the whole 15R 5520 line. Here we can say the model in question comes in Moon Silver color. If you are interested in a 5520 notebook, but want to see brushed aluminum instead of plastics on it, you can check out the Special Edition Dell Inspiron I15RSE-6167BK.
Normally, the former is cheaper, with a $650 price tag.
You can take a look on the full specs list for the 2106SLV below:
Dell I15R-2106SLV Specifications
- Display: 15.6″ glare-type at 1366×768 pixels, 200-nit brightness
- Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3210M dual-core (3M Cache, 2.5-3.1GHz)
- RAM: 8GB DDR3 1,600MHz
- HDD: 1TB at 5,400rpm
- ODD: DVD burner
- Audio: Stereo speakers, Waves MaxxAudio 3 technology
- Webcam: 1MP
- Networking: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN
- Ports and Slots: 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4a, VGA, 8-in-1 card reader
- Battery: 6-cell 48WHr Li-Ion battery, “up to 6 hours and 33 minutes”
- Dimensions: 14.88” x 1.18?-1.34? x 9.92?
- Weight: 6.1 pounds
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
- Warranty: 1-year