Dell Inspiron 15 3000 3502 Entry-Level Laptop

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Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 3502

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Brand Dell
Laptop Type Standard non-convertible laptop

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.

Affordable laptop

It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
Performance Entry-level performance

This notebook provides a basic computing power. It can be used for the daily home and office tasks, but operation won't be as smooth as on the mid-range or high-performance laptops. On the positive side, entry-level laptops tend to be very power efficient. Read more about performance of the laptop in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size 15.6-inch

This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution 1366x768 pixels HD

This is an entry-level screen resolution, oftentimes found on budget laptops. It doesn't deliver picture sharpness and space on the screen like the Full HD or higher resolution laptop displays do.

1920x1080 pixels Full HD

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
Touchscreen No

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

TN type

Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.

Anti-glare coating

Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
About Laptop Displays Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron N4020 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)

Intel Pentium Silver N5030 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD 600 integrated graphics

This is an entry-level graphics processor. It’s capable of running only the lightest PC.

Intel UHD 605 integrated graphics (for the lightest games only)
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
System Memory (RAM) Size 4GB RAM

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.

8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
Data Storage 128GB SSD

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.

256GB SSD

256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.

512GB SSD

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.

1000GB (1TB) HDD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.

1000GB (1TB) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.

2000GB (2TB) HDD

2TB is a huge storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
DVD Optical Drive None
Keyboard & Input Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.

Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

HD 720p resolution

This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.

802.11N

802.11N is an old Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the 802.11AC and the latest 802.11AX with improved data transfer speeds and connectivity. 802.11N is rarely used in modern laptops.
Ethernet Network Port Yes

This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0

A standard full-size USB port.

2 x USB 3.2

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Media Card Reader SD card reader

The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
Other Features Fingerprint reader (optional)

This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Battery 42 WHr capacity
About Battery The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 4 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 14.3"
Depth 9.8"
Casing Material Plastics
Casing Color Black
Windows Version Windows 10 in S mode

Windows 10 in S mode is a very secure but limited Windows version that can't run every Windows program. It is upgradeable free-of-charge to full Windows 10, supporting all modern Windows programs. You can also upgrade to Windows 11, if the hardware requirements are met. More info on windows.com.

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.
Year of Release 2020

Laptops released in 2020.
Country / Region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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User Reviews and Q&A on the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 3502

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  1. Question

    Bob

    Can i upgrade the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 3502 Intel celeron N4020 cpu and it’s Intel UHD Graphics 600? If yes how easy is it?

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    • Dan

      Unfortunately, no. Processors and their integrated graphics processors aren’t upgradeable in the Inspiron 15 3000 3502 and in almost all other laptop models.

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  2. Question

    sadfasdf

    is this a good laptop for college students?

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    • Dan

      It’s good only for light computing. If you get a 3502 model with the Pentium CPU, 8GB RAM, and SSD, you can have quite decent performance for lite tasks like work with online web-based apps or MS Office apps.

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  3. Question

    Bri

    Can you change the SSD from 256gb or 1tb easily?

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    • Dan

      Yes, I would say it’s easy, since you have only to remove the bottom cover of the laptop, disconnect the battery, and remove a few additional screws. It’s easy for both the notebook’s M.2 SSD slot and the old 2.5″ HDD / SSD bay. Here’s the manual where you can find more info: https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-us/inspiron-15-3502-laptop/inspiron-3502-service-manual/inspiron-3502-service-manual

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    • Clive Nicholas

      Cant upload photo attach icons don’t work.t to show you.
      I have an SSD [BX500 2.5 SSD 240GB] by Crucial.
      Will this be able to be used as an upgrade.

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  4. Question

    Bal

    Can the memory can be upgraded on a dell inspiron 15 3502 ?

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    • Dan

      The Inspiron 15 3000 3502 has a single RAM slot. The notebook’s entry-level Intel platform supports up to 8GB of RAM. If you have 4GB inside, you can replace it with an 8GB RAM module.

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