Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series I7548-2129SLV

The Dell Inspiron 15 has stood the test of time well enough to become a household name in the world of consumer friendly, low to mid range laptops. Suitable for a host of applications, the notebooks belonging to the 7000 series offer a good combination of performance and functionality.


The Dell Inspiron 15 I7548-2129SLV has been a people’s favorite since its launch earlier this year. It has a dual core Intel Core i5-5200U with 3 megabytes of available cache, enough computing power for serious multitasking. The 6 gigabytes of factory installed system memory are dubious at first, but since this is a bridge device between an affordable home laptop and a more expensive versatile machine, it makes sense for Dell to install not 4, not 8, but 6 GB of RAM. However, should you need more memory, the Inspiron can handle 2 sticks up to a total of 16 gigabytes of RAM.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop

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Storage space is big enough to stash entire music, movie and photo collections, with 1 terabyte available on a mechanical hard disk drive. One drawback this laptop has is the lack of a dedicated video card. I would have loved to see discrete graphics on the Inspiron to compensate for not having an SSD and to take full advantage of the brilliant display it’s equipped with. Therefore, you won’t be able to play new game releases and even older ones will likely have to be played at medium to low settings to preserve framerates.

The Dell 15 7000 Series back viewAs I said earlier, the screen is great on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000: a 15.6 inch LED backlit touchscreen with IPS technology and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It really stands out on its own and makes the laptop come to life, offering great picture quality regardless of the viewing angle.

It’s worth mentioning that the finishing quality and build materials (full aluminum body) make us compare this mid ranger to more expensive ultrabooks. It really is well made and sturdy enough to withhold some punishment from accidental drops or spills. Also, extra features offer a good boost in value: backlit keyboard, HDMI over WiFi via Intel Wireless Display technology and one USB 3.0 port with Sleep and Charge.

Technical Specifications

Product Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series I7548-2129SLV
CPU Name Intel Core i5-5200U
CPU Type Dual Core
CPU Speed 2.2 GHz up to 2.7 GHz
CPU Cache 3 MB
Installed Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Type DDR3L SDRAM @ 1600 MHz
Total Memory Slots 2 slots
Storage Capacity 1 TB
Storage Type HDD
Storage Technology SATA, 5400 rpm
Screen Size 15.6″
Screen Type Truelife Touchscreen
Screen Technology LED Backlit, IPS
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Touchscreen Yes
Graphics Processing Unit Intel HD Graphics 5500
Graphic Card Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Audio Technology HD Audio
Speakers 2 speakers
Webcam Yes, 720p
Wireless LAN 802.11ac, Dual Band, 1×1
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Ethernet No
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
HDMI Yes, HDMI v1.4a
Headphone/Mic Audio Combo Jack
Multi Card Slot Yes (SD/HC/XC)
LAN (RJ45) No
Touch Pad / Track Pad Precision Touch Pad
Keyboard Standard notebook (84 keys)
Backlit Keyboard Yes
Battery Type 3-Cell Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 43 Whr
Maximum Battery Life Up to 8 hours
Other Features Full Aluminum Body
Operating System Windows 8.1
Dimensions (W x D x H) 14.87″ x 10.28″ x 0.78″
Weight 4.53 lbs

Scores, Pros and Cons

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  • Pros
  • Great Full HD display
  • Good processor
  • Sufficient storage space
  • Full aluminum body
  • Impressive 8 hour battery life
  • Fairly lightweight for its purpose
  • Nice added features
  • Cons
  • No discrete graphics
  • No SSD

Final Thoughts

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 seriesI think Dell managed to pull off a very good transitional laptop for users who need extra power, functionality and battery life, but don’t want to spend a fortune. Few compromises were made with the Dell Inspirton 15 I7548-2129SLV, while leaving enough space for the user to upgrade the laptop to better suit his needs (like replacing the hard drive with an SSD or adding more system memory). Also, 8 hours of battery life is a pretty good figure for a laptop with these specs.

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