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DELL Inspiron i15RM-5098sLV Budget Laptop with i5-3337U Specs Review

The newest DELL Inspiron i15RM model that designed for a budget conscious costumer who looking for a new budget friendly laptop for daily use, named DELL Inspiron i15RM-5098sLV has released and ready now for order in major retailer and online. Similar to other 15.6 inch laptop on the DELL Inspiron 15R i15RM series, the Inspiron i15RM-5098sLV 15.6 inch laptop is a nice budget friendly laptop for multimedia tasks and for work (create/edit documents and spreadsheets).

Basically, DELL Inspiron i15RM series is not a new series on Dell Inspiron 15.6 inch line up. First leaked almost three years ago, this series is designed for small home, student and business user with little tech savvy but need a reliable machine for day to day mobile computing tasks. Powered by third generation of Intel Core i5-3337U ULV dual core processor which has a base clock rates around at 2.5GHZ and integrated with 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, the newest Dell Inspiron 15R series will gives the power you need for hard work in office and play some modern games or watch HD movies at home.
DELL Inspiron i15RM-5098sLV review

Like other Core i5-3337U’s laptop from other brand, the i15RM-5098sLV also features a 3 MB L3-Cache and brings Intel Hyperthreading and Turbo 2.0 Boost technology to increase power and processor speed up to 2.7GHZ. Inside, this machine also equipped with 1TB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with speed of 5400 rpm, provides a spacious of storage space to store all multimedia and office files. Of course, this machine also preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, the most popular and stable platform to handle daily office and multimedia multitasks.

Physically, DELL Inspiron i15RM-5098sLV laptop looks identical to Inspiron I15RM-3902SLV laptop. On the center lid, there is a glossy round Dell logo, along with a small Dell logo on the below of display. Similar to its predecessor, this model also comes with a high quality plastic for interior and exterior in Moon Silver color. Measures 10.20 x 14.80 x 0.98 inches and weighing around at 5.12 lbs, the laptop is not the lightest and slimmest 15.6 inch laptop, but we believe its still can fit perfectly in your bag and fells light when you carry on an occasional business trip.


The integrated Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine and a 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display provides crisp images, bright, vivid color and stunning viewing experience. This machine support a 1,366-by-768 native resolution and also offers 16:9 viewing angle, perfect for watch 720p HD video playback from YouTube or streaming new movies from Netflix. For detailed viewing experience, you can also connect the multimedia content into external HDTV via HDMI port.

On the right edges, there are a single USB 2.0 port, Slot for Security Lock and a 8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) drive for load more applications or watch movies from DVDs cassette or burn your files into CDs or DVDs. On the other side, there is also a wide range of port interface, such as a 3.5mm headphone jack, single USB 2.0 port, pair of USB 3.0 port, HDMI 1.4 port and RJ 45 as Ethernet connector, along with a 8-in-1 multimedia card reader that located on the front side.
DELL Inspiron 15R i15RM-5098sLV specifications

Furthermore, DELL Inspiron 15R i15RM-5098sLV also equipped with a pair of stereo speakers that optimized by Waves MaxxAudio technology for stunning audio experience and full sized black keyboard with island style design for fast and comfortable typing experience. Sadly, the keyboard is not equipped with LED backlit technology, but its still easy to use on the desk. In term of connectivity, this machine will be equipped with 10/100 Ethernet LAN for wired connection, latest Bluetooth and Intel Centrino 2230 802.11b/g/n Wireless networking for internet connection.

Yeah, you still need more performance for things like playing 3D games or editing HD video in high resolution, but for daily office and multimedia tasks, this model still gives the performance you need. So, what do you think? If you are looking for a portable machine for daily use at home or office, DELL Inspiron i15RM-5098sLV 15.6 inch laptop is now available with a starting price around at $559 and 1 year limited warranty. If the price is your big concern, but still need a portable 15.6 inch laptop for daily use, we recommend you to consider buying Asus X502CA-BCL0901D 15.6 inch laptop that powered by Intel Celeron 1007U processor, measures just 0.9 inches thin and priced only around at $270.

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