Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition Laptop

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The Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition Laptop offers a great bang for your buck. With a current price of $327 at Microsoft Store, their exclusive i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition packs a 15.6-inch 1366-by-768 display with touchscreen input support, the Intel Core i3-5005U dual-core processor with the Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics, standardly-sized 4GB of RAM memory, a large 1-Terabyte hard disk drive, and a built-in DVD burner.

As same as all Dell 3543 (review) series models, the i3543-2501BLK has a chiclet-style keyboard without backlight, a trackpad with integrated click buttons, stereo speakers, 1-megapixel web camera, and a standard networking and connectivity feature set. The notebook has three USB ports, HDMI video output jack, a multi-format memory card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections, and an Ethernet LAN network port.

The battery has a capacity of 40 WHr. There’s no info on battery life for this particular model, but other similar configurations are claimed to provide up to 4 hours of run time on a single charge.

The components are packed in a matte black chassis made of plastics.

The Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition weighs in at 5.3 pounds and is 1″ thick.

On the software side, it’s worth noting that this model, as same as all Signature Edition-branded Windows computers, comes free of 3rd party bloatware programs, which are most of the time useless and slow down the systems.

Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition

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Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)



Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i3-5005U 5th Gen dual-core 2GHz 3MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 31)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics (User Benchmark GPU score: 6)

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer


Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers





Ethernet LAN


Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)





2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


4-Cell 40 WHr


5.3 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 8.1 (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Check for more info.)



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Written by Dan Z on June 29, 2015

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition

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  1. Juan

    Can the 4GB of RAM be swapped out for 8 GB or 16 GB?

    Or did Dell solder the existing 4GB to the mobo?

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      There’s a single RAM slot inside, so RAM isn’t soldered on the motherboard. You can put in an 8GB or 16GB module instead of 4GB, but I’m not sure if the 16GB modules (new and rare on the market) are supported by the laptop. Here’s a RAM upgrade guide for the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series:

  2. joe

    Does Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition Laptop have an easy “user” replaceable battery? Thank you!

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      Yes, it has a user-replaceable battery which can be easily detached from the laptop without opening the chassis.

  3. chris

    Can it handel games like ark: survival evolved? Or other graphic intense games?

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