The black Inspiron 15 3000 Series 15.6″ Notebook Computer from Dell features a 15.6″ LED-backlit display. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution, which can play back 720p HD content without letterboxing. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
The system is powered by a dual-core 5th generation Broadwell 2.0 GHz Intel Core i3-6006U processor. It also has 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-format media card reader, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam, and a microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with high definition audio.
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series
- Dual-Core 5th-Gen Broadwell Intel Core Performance
- The Inspiron 15 3000 Series houses a 5th-gen Haswell Intel Core i3-5005U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.0 GHz. The fifth generation processor uses low voltage, which improves battery life. With a dedicated 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you’ll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently.
- 15.6″ LED-Backlit Display
- The display features a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a 1366 x 768 native resolution, powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
- USB 3.0
- USB 3.0 can have data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you can still use your older USB-compatible devices.
- The Return of the Start Button
- After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network Options, and more.
- Boot Directly to the Desktop
- Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
- Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
- Windows 8.1 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you’re browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you’ll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8.1 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom, and more.
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you’ll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you purchase it.