EXCELLENT WINDOWS 8 LAPTOP WITH FASTER BOOTING.sUITABLE FOR GENERAL PURPOSE WORK.
by rdgreat on 2015-10-16
Looking for a budget laptop with all round performance?
You have come to the right place at right time.That's right.
This laptop offers everything you need for general purpose work with faster boot up (due to windows 8 OS) and bright, crisp graphics from Integrated intel HD garphics.
Let us see what is hiding inside this Dell 3542 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i3-4005U/4GB/500GB HDD/Windows 8/Intel HD Graphics 4400), Black lappy.
First, the SPECS:
?15.6 Inches screen with 1366X768 p resolution,HD LED Backlit Display with True Life,The display is vivid .
?Core i3 at 1.7 GHz., decent speed to crunch problems..be it maths or graphics
?500 GB HDD SATA Hard Drive running at 5400RPM
?Intel Integrated Graphics,no need for an external graphics card.
?4GB DDR3 SDRAM, enough fro most purposes unless you are into hard core gaming
?Windows 8 OS.
?4-cell, 40 Whr battery.
?720p HD Webcam
?2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0
?3-in-1 Card Reader
?Ethernet 10/100 LAN
?2 x Tuned Speakers with Waves MaxxAudio
Now on to my in depth REVIEW:
The all plastic body is smooth and decent looking with enough strength to withstand moderate rough usage.
One should not drop the laptop from height or shock loading lest it may get damaged.
? Display? :
15.6 inch 1366X768 p resolution,HD LED Backlit Display with True Life offers high quality picture and movie display.
There are no dark spots or horizontal / vertical lines anywhere on the screen and the Integrated Intel graphics offer very good display of whatever you like to see on the screen.
? PERFORMANCE? :
YOU will notice 90% faster booting with this windows 8 OS compared to win 7 or XP OS. :)
The system gets ready for use in a split second.that is the magic of win 8.0 OS.
The Intel core i3 processor at 1.7 GHz clock speed combined with 4GB RAM gives enough speed and power to accomplish the more common tasks like net browsing,word processing, as well as gaming if you are into that.
? Connectivity? :
2 USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port are enough for high speed connectivity with external card readers, pendrives etc for data tarnsfer.
It is also compatible with Bluetooth v4.0 for connecting with Bluetooth enabled devices.
LAN connectivity with integrated LAN port is good.No hangups/disruptions.
? webcam? :
720p HD Webcam takes decent pictures and it can record 720 p resolution movies.
the movies and pictures are decent.
? Battery life? :
the 4 cel Li-ion battery offers upto 4-5 hrs backup with normal usage like word PPT etc.if watching movies, it is better to connect the laptop to external AC power supply by supplied AC/DC adapter.
‡ Verdict ‡ :
Students and others who need a laptop for general purpose work, studying e-books, worp rocessing , skype, net browsing etc can go for this laptop.If heavy duty work like CAD/CAM etc is involved it is better to opt for a DELL i5 or i7 configuration.
The 500GB hard disk is offers good enough storage to store your favorite movies,photos and the like.
This laptop serves general purpose office work well with good quality video display and above average audio.
The touchpad is Ok .For more convenience you may opt for an external mouse ; now a days every one is using with laptop.
Though it comes with win 8,You can 8.1 /win 10 and it runs smoothly.There are no hang ups.
Major plus point is longer battery life :upto 4-5 hours with normal usage with word, ppt etc..
DELL is replacing HP and Lenovo with its fast service after sales and easy availability of spares.Comes with 1 year on site warranty.
? one final word:
If you like my review, please "YES" button below.
by Reviews Master on 2015-11-11
Dell Inspiron 3542:
This laptop from Dell is slightly on the lower side performance wise. Talking about the technical specifications of the laptop, I would like to focus my attention on the processor which is Intel core i3, 4th generation. Now, 4th generation of intel processors are a bit outdated as the latest 5th generation is being used in both the laptops which gives a whooping speed of 2.2-2.4 GHz as compared to 1.7 GHz speed offered by this 4th generation processor.
Next I would like to talk about the general features like 500 Gb of Hard Disk, 4 Gb DDR3L RAM, along with Windows 8 operating system which is good at this price but might seem a bit outdated when most of the devices are shipping with Windows 10. At this price, one would easily expect 1TB of Hard Disk space which is one of the shortcomings of this laptop.
Display and sound quality of laptop is pretty good and 15.6 inches screen size is well complimented by the Intel Integrated Graphics card which provides a great multimedia experience on this machine. Keyboard and touchpad quality is just average.
Price of this laptop is great. I even grabbed a lightning deal offer on this laptop here: http://amzn.to/1GWwpQU but it is not about the price that I am talking about. There are better products available within this price range with much better and updated configurations. You can also consider buying HP AC098TU here: http://amzn.to/1NfiCl7 which is another great product for any medium user.
This laptop is great for beginners with all the specifications required by a normal user. The basic functions can be well performed on this laptop and is a suitable choice for most of the buyers who do not step out of the horizons of MS Office. But if you are looking fr something called "processor speed" then I will not suggest you to buy this laptop. You better go for laptops powered by 5th generation intel processors.
One more thing, battery backup for this laptop is awesome. Lasts about 4 hours working on MS Word.
One year on-site warranty is provided by dell.
Please hit on "yes if you like my review.
The laptop is wonderful, suits my needs
by Neha on 2015-11-24
The laptop is wonderful, suits my needs. BUT, not even a month after purchasing it, the motherboard crashed. Of course, the Dell folks replaced it, but this is something that I was not expecting from a a company such as Dell.
by Amazon Customer on 2016-03-06
A terrible product. The touchpad does not work, it is sticky. Even after calling Dell service and installing the latest driver the problem recurrs after 3-4 days. Also the Wi-Fi does not work. What is wrong with Dell ?
Chinese product -it's a toy for children.
by ARUL on 2016-10-01
Its a chinese product. Waste of money. Got repaired in 6 months within the warranty period and when given for service in one of the dell authorized service centre in chennai they said that Dell India is not providing warranty for chinese products.
Amazon must look into this and prevent sellers from claiming manufacturer warranty for chinese products.
Value for money, Insensitive/clunky mouse pad and buttons only issue
by Amazon Customer on 2016-04-06
This is a good value for money laptop from Dell given that it comes with Windows 10 pre-loaded (Free upgrade from 8.1). There is only 1 issue, that is that the mouse pad is not very sensitive and the buttons are not prominent at all. I suppose that is only a small problem, given that you can use an external mouse anyways. The keyboard is also bit flat on the keys but you get used to it.
by Sagar Bhanudas Sonawane on 2016-02-29
Best budget laptop.
I searched for budget laptop and also seen same laptop at chroma for 31700? witg free kit and bag.
But i grabbed deal qt amezon for just 28287? and surprised by amezon as i got 1 TB HD instead of 500 GB And also window 10 prrinstalled.
Product is just awsome better for general users.
Am using since last 10 days and am happy
Ultimate in this price range
by DR SHAILESH MEHTA on 2015-12-19
1) Fulfilled by Amazon
2) Onsite warranty by Dell
3) Free upgrade to Windows 10
4) Quick start up
5) Large and clear display
6) Long battery life
7)You save 5k as compared to showroom purchase
Cons......none.....in this price range it's a steal
by Kaushik Santhanam on 2015-12-05
very poor build, the keyboard is clunky and the letters printed poorly. The optical drive is noisy even when you are not playing a disc and the most disappointing part is the display- I dont know who classified this as a full HD, one of the poorest laptop I have ever used
Completely delighted at this VFM Laptop with excellent performance & battery life
by Shyam Nambiar on 2015-11-20
Honestly, I have never been a laptop person. It was a shift from 12 years of desktop, to fill the void which Desktop + tab couldn't fill of late, for various Skype interviews etc.
I bought this laptop seeing that it was rated better than most equivalents and cost lesser.
During further study I found that it came with Linux in most versions, which a Windows guy like me found a nightmare. So I searched for a version which came preloaded with Win 8.1 (minus the problems of Win 8, better than Win 7 and no uncertainty of Win 10) than take a DOS Laptop and then start looking for an OS. At Rs 27900, I found it a steal.
The battery life is wonderful and the charging is fast enough. The screen is BIG and comfortable, for viewing from all angles.
It is fast, easy to use and adapt to (that's for the Win 8.1) and the Store is very similar to what android phones have got us used to.
It comes with a free McAfee subscription and a lost laptop detection programme with a 1 year subscription.
It promptly registers on the Dell site for the warranty, and I would guess that is world wide (a big plus).
All in all, I am yet to find anything missing or dissatisfied about in it. Of course, it would have been better if they had thrown in a laptop bag/ sleeve free (considering that it is available on amazon for 1500 and 600 respectively!). Buy a laptop bag/ sleeve along with this, so you don't need to go shopping once it arrives!! Fully satisfied. 4.5/5. The 0.5 reduced is for the not-so-great photo quality of its built in camera!
by Amazon Customer on 2016-01-04
So far going good. After windows 10 upgrade had a little issue but its ok.
by rakesh on 2015-08-19
machine is smooth..loaded with mcAfee..wonderful product
Nope! Its not a value for money product.
by Amazon Customer on 2015-12-03
Nope! Its not a value for money product.
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