Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Overview

Dell Inspiron 15R 5520

The Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 is the newest version of the company’s 15.6-inch mainstream notebook for consumers.

The successor of the 15R 5510 comes with a completely overhauled design and new processor options, but the switchable lid is still present, allowing users to change display panel’s rear size to their liking with various lid design choices available. What’s also new is presence of USB 3.0 technology. The notebook has a rounded appearance and it somewhat resembles the design of the premium-class XPS laptops. However, the Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 is still only a budget notebook made of plastics and without a dedicated video card option. But, it does look nice, at least on the Dell’s product pages. We have noticed that the keyboard appears to be identical to the one used on the previous model.

Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 switchable lids

The laptop is currently offered with both 2nd “Sandy Bridge” and 3rd “Ivy Bridge” Generation Intel Core processors, namely the dual-core i3-2370M, dual-core i5-3210M, and i7-3612QM with four cores. RAM amount choices are 6 and 8 Gigabytes, while for data storage customers can have up to 1 Terabyte of capacity.

The 15.6″ 1366×768 display is True-Life, which means glossy.

The standard-sized 15R 5520, measuring 1.34″ in profile and weighing about six pounds, has enough room to accommodate a DVD burner or optionally Blu-ray player or writer. The camera has a 1MP sensor, the speakers are stereo, and there’s an HDMI port besides four USB 3.0 connectors.

You can purchase the notebook now via the manufacturer’s website, but it is also expected to hit the shelves of various retailers soon. The starting price is $549.

The Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 is a kind of an important notebook model, since its 15.6″ inexpensive class is the best selling on the market and Dell is still one of the biggest notebook vendors, despite a decline of their market share.

Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Specifications

Processor and Graphics: 2nd Gen Intel Core i3-2370M dual-core (3M Cache, 2.4 GHz), with Intel HD 3000 graphics; 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3210M dual-core (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz) or i7-3612QM quad-core (6M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz), with Intel HD 4000
RAM: 6GB or 8GB DDR3 1,600MHz
HDD: from 500GB to 1TB at 5,400rpm
ODD: DVD burner, Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray writer
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
Dimensions: 14.88” x 1.18″-1.34″ x 9.92″
Weight: 6.05 lbs or more
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1-year

Here you can check out some of the popular 5520 configurations. On Laptoping you can currently read about the I15R-2106SLV with an i5 CPU and the I15R-1633SLV with an i3 chip.

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

8 comments
  1. i have brought this laptop on 27 aug while doing partision got a problem and i have re install the os and i have lost my antivirus i went to dell store in hyderabad they have not given me any antivirus can any one tell me what to do

  2. i bought one and i am vey sad because my webcam and my mcropone is not working , what do you think should i do ? please let me know : ((

  3. hello,
    i have problem with my laptop dell inspiron i15R is in beginning start hear beeb only with out stop and don’t work but in safe mode is work and i check hardware with diagnostic H.D no error found and format the o.s but still same problem please help me who can fixed it

    regards
    humam_shaker2000@yahoo.com

    • Constant beeping sound at startup usually means there’s a problem in the CPU / RAM / graphics department. Maybe some of these are broken or simply need a cleanup from dust.

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