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Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK Budget Laptop Fast Performance Specs Review

Are you looking for new portable 15.6 inch laptop that brings a fast and smooth performance? If you are not too concern about multimedia performance and did not want to breaking the bank, the Inspiron laptop, named Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK laptop is one of the best choice for price under $500. Yeah, this is not a multimedia machine, but the third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge platform and 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM ensures user will gets faster office and business multitask performance than other competitors.

Powered by a 1.8GHZ Intel Core i3-3217U dual core processor with features a 3 MB L3-Cache and incorporated with a 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM, this machine provides fast and smooth multitasking performance. Yeah, this combination of processor and memory are not the highest Dell’s 15.6 inch laptop, but still promises faster and smoother daily office duty and light multimedia tasks performance than common laptop with a 4GB of DDR3 RAM, even for most demanding business multitasks. For increase system performance, you can also expand the memory to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM.

Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK review
Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK cheap laptop with thin design

As a Office and light multimedia system, Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK laptop is only shipped with a 500GB of Serial ATA hard disk drive and has spinning speed of 5400 rpm. Yeah, it’s a standard configuration on its class, but you can still store more than thousand of MP3 music files and hundred of video files. There is also a Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit as the operating system, provides a seamless and stable platform for almost all office and business applications.

The 15.6 inch laptop is a very affordable laptop. It comes with a high quality plastic material and textured finish design in “Black” stylish color for exterior and interior. On the right sides of full sized black keyboard, you will find a full numeric keypad. Sadly, it lacks a LED-backlit feature, but we think the keyboard is still comfortable for type-on and accurate, especially in bright light condition. In term of size, the Inspiron 15 i15RV-9000BLK laptop is has dimension in 10.2 x 14.8 x 1 inch and weighs around at 5 lbs. Yeah, the laptop is a bit thick and heavy than other modern laptop, such as the 4.6 lbs VivoBook S500CA-HCL1002H 15.6 inch laptop that measures 10.2 x 5.1 x 0.9 inch, but the system is still easy to carry around and comfortable for companion in office or when you the go.


Like common Intel Ivy Bridge’s machine from other brand, the i15RV-9000BLK laptop is integrated with Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engines. Combined with a 15.6 inch High Definition display and optimized by Dell’s TruLife technology , this model brings a failry bright, crisp and stunning color for images, video and casual games. There is LED backlit technology to increase visibility in low light condition. This machine can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels, which mean you can play and watch 720p HD video playback.

Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK black keyboard
Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK comfortable keyboard, lacks backlit

There is also a High Definition web camera built into bezel and internal digital camera, allows user to make a high quality video conference or chats with family and friends. On the right side, there is a Super Multi DVD burner for load or burn your multimedia files or document into CDs or DVDs formats, along with a single USB 3.0 port. On the other side, there are also a wide range port interface for connectivity, including two USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm jack to connect into pair of headphones speaker, RJ 45 port for LAN and a HDMI port to share and connect into HDTV and bigger compatible television.

On the rear side, there is also a multimedia card reader slot to backup or store your essential files in the SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS Pro, MMC or MMC Plus cards. Other features are Kensington lock slot, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE and Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n LAN for rich internet browsing or streaming video. For audio, the are built in a pair of stereo speakers that combined with Waves MaxxAudio 4 technology. Yeah, it’s not gives a stunning audio experience, but still can produces fairly loud and crisp audio, especially in small office room.

Yeah, the latest Dell Inspiron 15 i15RV laptop is not a high end machine. The graphics performance is also a bit disappointed and did not support to run hard video editing applications or 3D modern games. But, if you only need a reliable machine for daily office and business use, along with light multimedia duty, this model still provides more than enough performance that you will needs. And at $464.99 with free shipping, Dell Inspiron i15RV-9000BLK is a 15.6 inch laptop that won’t break the bank. So, what do you think? Still looking for cheaper laptop for daily use? If you are not too concern about size, the Aspire V5-123-3883 11.6 inch laptop that powered by 1.0GHZ AMD E1-2100 dual-core processor is a good choice and you can get only for $350.

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