The Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV-10000BLK is an average consumer full-size 15.6-inch laptop, but with a few twists. It’s thinner than the most of the notebooks in its class, measuring 1″ as opposed to around usual 1.3″-1.4″ and it has an ultra-low voltage processor instead of a standard voltage one.
The i15RV-10000BLK comes with the Intel Core i5-3337U dual-core CPU running at at 1.8GHz, which can be increased up to 2.7 via Intel’s Turboboost technology. The chip consumes less battery juice than the corresponding standard i5, but it isn’t as fast as the latter. However, the most users won’t notice difference in daily work involving web and office apps, but it can be visible in some heavier computing tasks such as video and photo editing.
Here’s a handy chart comparing the i5-3337U against some other laptop processors.
Dell’s i15RV-10000BLK has RAM and hard drive amounts average for the class: 4GB and 500GB, respectively. The screen is a 720p one and managed by the non-gaming Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. It’s nice to see that the notebook does have a DVD writer, despite its thin chassis, which is by the way made of matte textured plastics in black color and sports a “chiclet” or “isle” style keyboard.
The laptop has a webcam with a decently large 1MP sensor, four USB ports – 2 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0, Bluetooth besides Wi-Fi and LAN, HDMI out port, and a multiformat digital card reader.
We weren’t able to find info on battery life, but we know it has a six-cell battery. This could provide a decent battery life, since the 6-cell unit is combined with an ULV processor.
The notebook currently costs about $470, which is an affordable price considering the speedy i5 chip inside and thin design.
Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV-10000BLK Specifications
- Display: 15.6-inch at 1,366-by-768 pixels, glossy
- Processor: Intel Core i5-3337U dual-core at 1.8GHz, up to 2.7GHz with TurboBoost, 3MB cache
- Graphics: Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics
- Memory: 4GB DDR3 1,600MHz, max. 8GB
- Storage: 500GB 5,400rpm hard drive
- Optical drive: DVD writer 8X DVD+/-RW
- Webcam: 1MP webcam
- Audio: stereo speakers, Waves MaxxAudio 4.0
- Network: Wireless-N, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0
- Input: Isle keyboard with numeric keypad, touchpad with multitouch
- Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 8-in-1 media card reader
- Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion
- Dimensions: 1.0 x 14.8 x 10.2 inches
- Weight: 5.1 pounds
- OS: Windows 8
- Warranty: 1-year