Saturday, January 25, 2014

Review:Dell Inspiron 15 3537 - Right Combination of Value & Features For a Performance Notebook!

Pros: Build & Design, Handling, Screen, Specs
Cons: Nitpicking like No Genuine Windows



The Dell Inspiron 15 3537 comes in two variants Both variants are powered by 4th gen Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology Upto 2.6 GHz, 3 MB cache memory, 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 750 GB HDD/1 TB, 15.6 inch HD LED True Life Display with resolution of 1366 x 768 Pixels, On-board Intel HD Graphics 4400/AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2 GB Graphic Card and Ubuntu operating system.

Only difference between both models is that Dell Inspiron 15 3537  353756750iBU does not have dedicated graphics card and a slightly lower capacity 750GB HDD as compared to  AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2 GB Graphic Card and 1 TB HDD in Dell Inspiron 15 3537 3537561TB2BU.

Dell Inspiron 15 3537  353756750iBU (4TH GEN CI5/ 6GB/ 750GB/ UBUNTU) retails for Rs. 40,000

Dell Inspiron 15 3537 3537561TB2BU(4th Gen Ci5/ 6GB/ 1TB/ Ubuntu/ 2GB Graph) retails for Rs. 45,000

Design, Build Quality & Display

The Dell Inspiron 3537 has a different design pattern when compared to most laptops available in the market. It has textured lid unlike other laptops which makes handling very grippy. Black textured pattern all over the lid and palm rest area will makes this laptop stand out from the crowd. Build is nice with quality plastic materials used for building chassis and display hinges. At 2.25 kg, Inspiron 3537 is a light weight laptop considering it's a 15.6 inch machine. Mobility is what all matters for a laptop and Inspiron 3537 scores well in this aspect because of its thin & light construction. Dimensions are 376 x 259 x 25.3 mm.







Dell Inspiron 3537 sports a 15.6 inch HD LED True Life Display with resolution of 1366 x 768 Pixels. Display quality is decent as expected from a Dell laptop. Contrast, Color Saturation, Brightness levels are at par. Image & Video quality is crisp and sharp. Further the display is backed by Intel HD Graphics 4400 integrated GPU which enhances gaming & HD movies viewing experience. Inspiron 15R features a 1.0 megapixel HD webcam positioned on the top of screen for video conferencing purposes. Image/Video quality is decent for indoor conditions.

Speakers, Ports, Keyboard/Touch Pad & Drives

The Dell Inspiron 15R 3537 has stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio 4 advanced audio enhancement technology. Audio quality is crystal clear yet loud. No need to upgrade for after market USB powered speakers. It has Dell Wireless 1705 802.11 LAN &  10/100 ethernet LAN. It supports Bluetooth v4.0.






It has two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a mic in & audio jack, LAN, HDMI, multi card slot and a tray load DVD RW Drive with Dual Layer Support. It has full sized standard keyboard with separate num pad. The keyboard is spill resistant. Ergonomically it is perfect to use. Multi gesture touch pad is smooth and accurate to use. One may need to increase the sensitivity of the touch pad from the default settings.

Performance, OS, Storage & Battery life.

Dell Inspiron 15 3537 gets a 4th gen Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology Upto 2.6 GHz + 3 MB cache memory coupled with 6 GB DDR3 RAM, 750 GB HDD, On-board Intel HD Graphics 4400 and ubuntu as stock operating system. Performance wise there are no complaints. Windows 8 performs very fluidly on this machine. The fourth gen i5 easily handles heavy softwares like Adobe Photoshop, Programming IDEs like Visual Studio & Eclipse.







Dell Inspiron 15 3537  353756750iBU lacks a discrete video card but the Intel HD Graphics 4400 onboard video cards packs enough punch for most of the latest games. Intel HD Graphics 4400 is based on Haswell architecture and has 80 shader processing units as compared to 16 in Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card. Further it supports DirectX 11.1. Games like FIFA, NBA & F1 will play well on low medium settings.

 Dell Inspiron 15 3537 3537561TB2BU has AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2 GB dedicated Graphic Card which enhances the game play experience. 8670M supports DirectX 11.1 & Shader 5.0. It also has 384 shader processor units.












 With 4th gen Intel Core i5 processor and 6GB RAM it is future proof laptop. For storage, Inspiron 3537 353756750iBU has 750 GB SATA HDD with 5400 RPM speed. It should be adequate for storing enough multimedia stuff. Inspiron 3537 353756750iBU  has a 4 cell battery which will give backup of 2-3 hours depending upon usage.

Dell supplies 65WHr 6-cell battery with Inspiron 3537 3537561TB2BU and 1 TB HDD. Backup time os over 4-5 hours. For general usage there is no heating/warm up complaints.

Dell offers 1 Year Accidental Damages Service with Premium Phone Support and  McAfee Antivirus with 15 Months subscription.

Verdict 

For a non gamer  Dell Inspiron 3537 353756750iBU is the right laptop for you and for gamers Dell Inspiron 3537 3537561TB2BU is the dream machine.

Within a budget of 40,000-44,000 Dell Inspiron 3537 offers tremendous value for money with 4th Gen Intel i5 processor, 6 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD/1TB HDD and powerful onboard Intel HD 4400 Graphics/AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2 GB dedicated Graphic Card.

Think Digital highly recommends Dell Inspiron 15 3537.

Ratings (out of 5 stars)

Build Quality *****
Screen ****
Performance *****
Value for Money *****

Overall *****

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