Dell Inspiron 15 3530 / i3530 (2023) 15.6″ Laptop

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Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 15 3530 / i3530

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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.
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.

Mid-range performance

The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
About Performance It depends on the selected processor whether this laptop provides entry-level or mid-range performance.
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 Finger multi-touch input (optional)

The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
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 Display It depends on the laptop configuration what screen resolution among the mentioned above is included.

It depends on the configuration whether the display is IPS or TN.

Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-1305U 13th Gen

The Core i3-1305U is a lower-mid-range laptop processor. It's good for everyday home and office computing, but for heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are CPUs like the Core i5 and i7, including the higher-performance Core P and H series. The Core i3-1305U is a tad slower than the more common i3-1315U.

Intel Core i5-1335U 13th Gen

The i5-1335U is a typical mid-range processor, very commonly used in various mainstream laptop models. The CPU is excellent for the usual day-to-day home and office duties. It also delivers a decent speed for heavier tasks like videography. But, if you mainly do heavy computing, a high-performance Core H or P series processor is a better choice than the U series.

Intel Core i7-1355U 13th Gen

The i7-1355U is one of the fastest laptop processors from the mainstream Intel Core U series. But, it isn’t as fast as its high-performance Core H and P series i7 counterparts. On the positive side, the i7-1355U and other U series CPUs have lower power consumption than them, while delivering excellent performance for most tasks, including the heavier ones like multimedia creation.

Intel U300

The Intel U300 processor is an entry level solution for affordable laptops. Its performance is good enough for easy completion of the daily home and office computing tasks. However, it it is not as fast as the more common Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 series chips. The U300 performs similar to the better known Intel Pentium series processors.
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.

The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD graphics of entry-level Intel processors

The entry-level processors by Intel, such as the N series, Celeron, and Pentium, usually feature the UHD series graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. Depending on the processor model, performance of the included UHD graphics may vary slightly.

Intel UHD Graphics of 13th Gen Core i3 processors

The 13th Gen Core i3 processors come with built-in Intel UHD graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. The Intel UHD GPU is weaker than the popular Iris Xe, found in the 13 Gen Core i5 and i7 CPUs.

Intel Iris Xe graphics

The Iris Xe graphics of the 11th, 12th and 13th Gen Intel Core processors delivers an improved, yet still basic, 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel UHD. But, it greatly lags behind the gaming-class GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX series found in gaming-class laptops. Overall, the Iris Xe is suitable only for light gaming.

Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB video card

The Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB is an entry-level dedicated video card. It's good for light-to-medium graphics intensive gaming. The MX550 can't provide graphics and gaming performance of the video cards like the GeForce RTX or GTX series you can find in gaming-class laptops. But, it's certainly better than the common Intel and AMD non-dedicated graphics processors built into the main processors.
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.

The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.

It depends on the selected main processor what integrated graphics processor you get.

Integrated graphics built into the main CPU is present on all laptops, including those with optional dedicated video cards.
System Memory (RAM) Size 4GB RAM

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2023. 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 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
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.

The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.

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.

128GB eMMC

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) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.

Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
Keyboard & Input Keyboard with dedicated number pad

There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.

Keyboard backlight (optional)

Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier. On this laptop model, keyboard backlight is an optional feature.

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.

Full HD 1080p resolution

This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
Wireless & Networking Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless

The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.

Wi-Fi 5 802.11AC wireless

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.

Ethernet LAN port

The laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.

Bluetooth

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
USB Ports 2 x USB Type A

A pair of full-size USB ports.

USB-C (optional)

Some configurations of this laptop have an additional compact USB Type C port.
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.

Video out via USB-C (optional)

The laptop delivers digital video output via optional USB-C.
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 54 WHr capacity

41 Whr capacity
About Battery The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.

The laptop comes with one of the two battery capacity options.

The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 3.6 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 14.1"
Depth 9.3"
Casing Material Plastics

Aluminum lid (optional)
Casing Color Gray
Windows Version Windows 11 Home in S mode

Windows 11 Home in S mode is a light and very secure Windows with limited third-party software support. You can upgrade it for free to full Windows 11 Home that can run every modern Windows program.

Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.

Windows 11 Pro

Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
About Windows Version There are multiple Windows options at the time of the purchase.

Upgrades from Windows in S mode to full Windows is possible at any time for free.

User can upgrade from Windows Home to Pro version at an additional cost anytime.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.
Year of Release 2023
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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